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F'AR, a. [L. porro; Gr. connected with, a way, a passing, to pass or go. See Fare.]

1. Distant, in any direction; separated by a wide space from the place where one is, or from any given place remote.

They said, we are come from a far country. Jos. 9.

The kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country. Matt. 25.

The nation far and near contend in choice.

2. Figuratively, remote from purpose; contrary to design or wishes; as, far be it from me to justify cruelty.

3. Remote in affection or obedience; at enmity with; alienated; in a spiritual sense.

They that are far from thee shall perish. Ps. 123.

4. More or most distant of the two; as the far side of a horse. But the drivers of teams in New England generally use off; as the off side, or off horse or ox.

F'AR, adv.

1. To a great extent or distance of space; as the far extended ocean; we are separated far from each other.

Only ye shall not go very far away. Ex. 8.

2. figuratively, distantly in time from any point; remotely. He pushed his researches very far into antiquity.

3. In interrogatories, to what distance or extent. How far will such reasoning lead us?

4. In great part; as, the day is far spent.

5. In a great proportion; by many degrees; very much.

Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. Prov. 31.

For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ, which is far better. Phil. 1.

6. to a certain point, degree or distance. This argument is sound and logical, as far as it goes.

Answer them how far forth you do like their articles.

From far, from a great distance; from a remote place.

Far from, at a great distance; as far from home; far from hope.

1. Far off, at a great distance.

They tarried in a place that was far off. 2Sam. 15.

2. To a great distance.

Lo then would I wander far off, and remain in the wilderness. Ps. 105.

3. In a spiritual sense, alienated; at enmity; in a state of ignorance and alienation.

Ye, who were sometime far off, are made nigh by the blood of Christ. Eph. 2.

Far other, very different.



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F'AR, a. [L. porro; Gr. connected with, a way, a passing, to pass or go. See Fare.]

1. Distant, in any direction; separated by a wide space from the place where one is, or from any given place remote.

They said, we are come from a far country. Jos. 9.

The kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country. Matt. 25.

The nation far and near contend in choice.

2. Figuratively, remote from purpose; contrary to design or wishes; as, far be it from me to justify cruelty.

3. Remote in affection or obedience; at enmity with; alienated; in a spiritual sense.

They that are far from thee shall perish. Ps. 123.

4. More or most distant of the two; as the far side of a horse. But the drivers of teams in New England generally use off; as the off side, or off horse or ox.

F'AR, adv.

1. To a great extent or distance of space; as the far extended ocean; we are separated far from each other.

Only ye shall not go very far away. Ex. 8.

2. figuratively, distantly in time from any point; remotely. He pushed his researches very far into antiquity.

3. In interrogatories, to what distance or extent. How far will such reasoning lead us?

4. In great part; as, the day is far spent.

5. In a great proportion; by many degrees; very much.

Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. Prov. 31.

For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ, which is far better. Phil. 1.

6. to a certain point, degree or distance. This argument is sound and logical, as far as it goes.

Answer them how far forth you do like their articles.

From far, from a great distance; from a remote place.

Far from, at a great distance; as far from home; far from hope.

1. Far off, at a great distance.

They tarried in a place that was far off. 2Sam. 15.

2. To a great distance.

Lo then would I wander far off, and remain in the wilderness. Ps. 105.

3. In a spiritual sense, alienated; at enmity; in a state of ignorance and alienation.

Ye, who were sometime far off, are made nigh by the blood of Christ. Eph. 2.

Far other, very different.

FAR, a. [Sax. feor, fior, or fyr; D. ver, verre; G. fern, and in composition, ver; Sw. fierran; Dan. fiern; L. porro; Gr. πορῥω; connected with πορος, a way, a passing, πορευω, πορευομαι, to pass or go, Sax. faran, Goth. faran, G. fahren, D. vaaren, Dan. farer, Sw. fara, Eng. to fare. See Fare.]

  1. Distant, in any direction; separated by a wide space from the place where one is, or from any given place remote. They said, we are come from a far country. Josh. ix. The kingdom of heaven is as a man traveling into a far country. Matth. xxv. The nations far and near contend in choice. Dryden.
  2. Figuratively, remote from purpose; contrary to design or wishes; as, far be it from me to justify cruelty.
  3. Remote in affection or obedience; at enmity with; alienated; in a spiritual sense. They that are far from thee shall perish. Ps. lxxiii.
  4. More or most distant of the two; as, the far side of a horse. But the drivers of teams in New England generally use off; as the off side, or off horse or ox.

FAR, adv.

  1. To a great extent or distance of space; as, the far extended ocean; we are separated far from each other. Only ye shall not go very far away. Ex. viii.
  2. Figuratively, distantly in time from any point; remotely. He pushed his researches very far into antiquity.
  3. In interrogatories, to what distance or extent. How far will such reasoning lead us?
  4. In great part; as, the day is far spent.
  5. In a great proportion; by many degrees; very much. Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. Prov. xxxi. For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ, which is far better. Phil. i.
  6. To a certain point, degree or distance. This argument is sound and logical, as far as it goes. Answer them How far forth you do like their articles. Shak. From far, from a great distance; from a remote place. Far from, at a great distance; as, far from home; far from hope. Far off, at a great distance. They tarried in a place that was far off. 2 Sam. xv. #2. To a great distance. Lo then would I wander far off, and remain in the wilderness. Ps. lv. #3. In a spiritual sense, alienated; at enmity; in a state of ignorance and alienation. Ye, who were sometime far off, are made nigh by the blood of Christ. Eph. ii. Far other, very different. Pope.

FAR, n. [Sax. færh, fearh. See Farrow.]

The young of swine; or a litter of pigs. [Local.] Tusser.


Far
  1. A young pig, or a litter of pigs.
  2. Distant in any direction; not near; remote; mutually separated by a wide space or extent.

    They said, . . . We be come from a far country. Josh. ix. 6.

    The nations far and near contend in choice. Dryden.

  3. To a great extent or distance of space; widely; as, we are separated far from each other.
  4. Remote from purpose; contrary to design or wishes; as, far be it from me to justify cruelty.
  5. To a great distance in time from any point; remotely; as, he pushed his researches far into antiquity.
  6. Remote in affection or obedience; at a distance, morally or spiritually; t enmity with; alienated.

    They that are far from thee ahsll perish. Ps. lxxiii. 27.

  7. In great part; as, the day is far spent.
  8. Widely different in nature or quality; opposite in character.

    He was far from ill looking, though he thought himself still farther. F. Anstey.

  9. In a great proportion; by many degrees; very much; deeply; greatly.

    Who can find a virtuous woman ? for her price is far above rubies. Prov. xxxi. 10.

    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.

    * Far often occurs in self-explaining compounds, such as far-extended, far-reaching, far-spread.

  10. The more distant of two; as, the far side (called also off side) of a horse, that is, the right side, or the one opposite to the rider when he mounts.

    * The distinction between the adjectival and adverbial use of far is sometimes not easily discriminated.

    By far, by much; by a great difference. -- Far between, with a long distance (of space or time) between; at long intervals. "The examinations are few and far between." Farrar.

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Far

F'AR, adjective [Latin porro; Gr. connected with, a way, a passing, to pass or go. See Fare.]

1. Distant, in any direction; separated by a wide space from the place where one is, or from any given place remote.

They said, we are come from a far country. Joshua 9:6.

The kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country. Matthew 25:14.

The nation far and near contend in choice.

2. Figuratively, remote from purpose; contrary to design or wishes; as, far be it from me to justify cruelty.

3. Remote in affection or obedience; at enmity with; alienated; in a spiritual sense.

They that are far from thee shall perish. Psalms 123:1.

4. More or most distant of the two; as the far side of a horse. But the drivers of teams in New England generally use off; as the off side, or off horse or ox.

F'AR, adverb

1. To a great extent or distance of space; as the far extended ocean; we are separated far from each other.

Only ye shall not go very far away. Exodus 8:28.

2. figuratively, distantly in time from any point; remotely. He pushed his researches very far into antiquity.

3. In interrogatories, to what distance or extent. How far will such reasoning lead us?

4. In great part; as, the day is far spent.

5. In a great proportion; by many degrees; very much.

Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. Proverbs 31:10.

For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ, which is far better. Philippians 1:23.

6. to a certain point, degree or distance. This argument is sound and logical, as far as it goes.

Answer them how far forth you do like their articles.

From far from a great distance; from a remote place.

Far from, at a great distance; as far from home; far from hope.

1. far off, at a great distance.

They tarried in a place that was far off. 2 Samuel 15:17.

2. To a great distance.

Lo then would I wander far off, and remain in the wilderness. Psalms 55:7.

3. In a spiritual sense, alienated; at enmity; in a state of ignorance and alienation.

Ye, who were sometime far off, are made nigh by the blood of Christ. Ephesians 2:13.

Far other, very different.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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