Far

Far

, adv. 1. To a great extent or distance of space; widely; as, we are separated far from each other.
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2. To a great distance in time from any point; remotely; as, he pushed his researches far into antiquity.
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3. In great part; as, the day is far spent.
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4. In a great proportion; by many degrees; very much; deeply; greatly.
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Who can find a virtuous woman ? for her price is far above rubies.
Prov. xxxi. 10.
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As far as, to the extent, or degree, that. See As far as, under As. -- Far off. (a) At a great distance, absolutely or relatively. (b) Distant in sympathy or affection; alienated. "But now, in Christ Jesus, ye who some time were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ." Eph. ii. 13. -- Far other, different by a great degree; not the same; quite unlike. Pope. -- Far and near, at a distance and close by; throughout a whole region. -- Far and wide, distantly and broadly; comprehensively. "Far and wide his eye commands." Milton. -- From far, from a great distance; from a remote place.
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Far often occurs in self-explaining compounds, such as far-extended, far-reaching, far-spread.
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