far-reaching

[fahr-ree-ching]

adjective

extending far in influence, effect, etc.: the far-reaching effect of his speech.

Nearby words

  1. far-gone,
  2. far-infrared radiation,
  3. far-off,
  4. far-out,
  5. far-point,
  6. far-seeing,
  7. far-sighted,
  8. farabeuf's triangle,
  9. farad,
  10. faraday

Origin of far-reaching

First recorded in 1815–25

Related formsfar-reach·ing·ly, adverbfar-reach·ing·ness, noun

Can be confusedfar-fetched far-flung far-reaching

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British Dictionary definitions for far-reaching

far-reaching

adjective

extensive in influence, effect, or range
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Word Origin and History for far-reaching

far-reaching

adj.

1824, from far + present participle of reach (v.).

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