[fahr-th er] /ˈfɑr ðər/
adverb, compar. of far with farthest as superl.
at or to a greater distance:
He went farther down the road.
at or to a more advanced point:
They are going no farther in their studies.
at or to a greater degree or extent:
The application of the law was extended farther.
adjective, compar. of far with farthest as superl.
more distant or remote than something or some place nearer:
the farther side of the mountain.
extending or tending to a greater distance:
He made a still farther trip.
Nonstandard. (defs 5, 6).
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.
adjective, farther or further, farthest or furthest.
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.
a far cry (from). (def 27).
as far as. 1 (def 18).
far and away, by far; undoubtedly:
She is far and away the smartest one in the class.
far and wide, to great lengths; over great distances:
He traveled far and wide in search of his missing son.
Also, far and near, near and far.
far be it from me, I do not wish or dare (to interrupt, criticize, etc.):
Far be it from me to complain, but it’s getting stuffy in here.
far out, Slang.
few and far between. (def 5).
how far, 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?
on the far side of. 1 (def 26).
so far so good, succeeding or managing adequately to this point; doing well thus far:
The work is difficult, but so far so good.
the far side. 1 (def 29).
to or at a greater distance in space or time
more distant or remote in space or time
adverb farther, further, farthest, furthest
at, to, or from a great distance
at or to a remote time: far in the future
to a considerable degree; very much: a far better plan
as far as
by far, by a considerable margin
far and away, by a very great margin
far and wide, over great distances; everywhere
far be it from me, I would not presume; on no account: far be it from me to tell you what to do
go too far, to exceed reasonable limits
how far?, to what extent, distance, or degree?
in so far as, to the degree or extent that
so far, so good, an expression of satisfaction with progress made
remote in space or time: a far country, in the far past
extending a great distance; long
more distant: the far end of the room
a far cry
far from, in a degree, state, etc, remote from: he is far from happy
c.1300, variant of further (q.v.), by 17c. it replaced ferrer as comparative of the descendant of Old English fierr “far” (itself a comparative but no longer felt as one). Vowel change influenced by the root vowel, and confusion with Middle English ferþeren “to assist, promote, advance” (see forth). There is no historical basis for the notion that farther is of physical distance and further of degree or quality.
Old English feorr “far, remote, distant, to a great distance, long ago,” from Proto-Germanic *ferro (cf. Old Saxon ferr, Old Frisian fer, Old Norse fjarre, Dutch ver, Old High German ferro, German fern, Gothic fairra), from PIE *per- “through, across, beyond” (cf. Sanskrit parah “farther, remote, ulterior,” Hittite para “outside of,” Greek pera “across, beyond,” Latin per “through,” Old Irish ire “farther”). Far East “China, Japan, and surrounding regions” is from 1838.
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see: can’t see beyond (farther than) the end of one’s nose
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- Far from the madding crowd
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- Far from
see under far cry from