Meaning of far
Pronunciation: (fär), [key]
— adv., adj., far•ther fur•ther, far•thest fur•thest.
- at or to a great distance; a long way off; at or to a remote point: We sailed far ahead of the fleet.
- at or to a remote or advanced time: We talked far into the night.
- at or to a great, advanced, or definite point of progress, or degree: Having come this far, we might as well continue.
- much or many: I need far more time. We gained far more advantages.
- See(def. 16).
- too expensive by far.
- by a great deal; very much:too expensive by far.
- plainly; obviously:This melon is by far the ripest of the lot.
- by far; undoubtedly: She is far and away the smartest one in the class.
- to great lengths; over great distances: He traveled far and wide in search of his missing son.
- I do not wish or dare (to interrupt, criticize, etc.): Far be it from me to complain, but it's getting stuffy in here.
- His sense of humor is far out.
- unconventional; offbeat:His sense of humor is far out.
- radical; extreme:political opinions that are far out.
- recondite or esoteric:an interest in art that was considered far out.
- With so much talent he should go far.
- to attain success:With so much talent he should go far.
- to have a great effect toward; help:The new evidence will go far toward proving the defendant's guilt.
- to what distance, extent, or degree: She didn't know how far they had gone in the mathematics text. How far do you think they can be trusted?
- So far, I've had no reply to my request.
- up to now:So far, I've had no reply to my request.
- up to a certain point or extent:We were able to plan only so far because of various factors beyond our control.
- succeeding or managing adequately to this point; doing well thus far: The work is difficult, but so far so good.
- We have met no resistance to our plan thus far.
- up to the present; up to now:We have met no resistance to our plan thus far.
- to a particular degree, point, or extent:When you get thus far in the experiment, consult with the professor.
- being at a great distance; remote in time or place: a far country; the far future.
- extending to a great distance: the far frontiers of empire.
- more distant of the two: the far side.
- See(def. 30).
- See(def. 2).
- See(def. 21).
- See(def. 24).
- far (Thesaurus)