extending over a great distance.
widely disbursed or distributed.

Origin of far-flung

First recorded in 1890–95
Can be confusedfar-fetched far-flung far-reaching
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Examples from the Web for far-flung

Contemporary Examples of far-flung

Historical Examples of far-flung

  • Back to it our far-flung children turn with all their memories aflame.

    Seeing and Hearing

    George W. E. Russell

  • Germans fought on all the battlefields of the far-flung World War.

    The Kaiser's Memoirs

    William II, German Emperor

  • For here was language he could understand—which was incredible on this far-flung globe.

  • Civilization has made but few marks on its far-flung plains.

    The Red Year

    Louis Tracy

  • We were "off to the wars," to take our places in the far-flung battle line.

    Kitchener's Mob

    James Norman Hall

British Dictionary definitions for far-flung



widely distributed
far distant; remote
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Word Origin and History for far-flung

1895, from far + past tense of fling.

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