distant; remote: faraway lands.
dreamy, preoccupied: a faraway look.

Origin of faraway

First recorded in 1810–20; far + away
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for faraway

Contemporary Examples of faraway

Historical Examples of faraway

  • How in the world did you come to follow me to this faraway place?

    Dave Porter At Bear Camp

    Edward Stratemeyer

  • He could hear them, like a faraway murmur, a purring, uncertain sound.

  • And she sighed, thinking of her own dearest daughter who was faraway.

    Allison Bain

    Margaret Murray Robertson

  • "It's strange," said Miss Qian, nodding with a faraway look.

    The Opal Serpent

    Fergus Hume

  • But I must hasten to those events in Faraway that shaped our destinies.

    Eben Holden

    Irving Bacheller

British Dictionary definitions for faraway


adjective (far away when postpositive)

very distant; remote
dreamy or absent-minded
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for faraway

also far-away, 1816, from far + away.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper