far

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Old English feor. Cognate with Middle Low German vere.

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Adjective[edit]

far (comparative farther or further, superlative farthest or furthest)

  1. Remote in space.
    He went to a far country.
  2. Remote in time.
  3. Long.
    It was a far adventure, full of danger.
  4. More remote or longer of two.
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 19, The Mirror and the Lamp:
      At the far end of the houses the head gardener stood waiting for his mistress, and he gave her strips of bass to tie up her nosegay. This she did slowly and laboriously, with knuckly old fingers that shook.
    He moved to the far end of the state. She remained at this end.
  5. Extreme.
    We are on the far right on this issue.
  6. Widely different in nature or quality; opposite in character.
    • F. Anstey
      He was far from ill looking, though he thought himself still farther.
  7. (computing, not comparable) Outside the currently selected segment in a segmented memory architecture.
    far heap;  far memory; far pointer
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Adverb[edit]

far (comparative farther or further, superlative farthest or furthest)

  1. Distant in space, time or degree.
    My house is quite far from the beach.
    The plan is good, but it is far from being flawless.
    • 1879, Richard Jefferies, chapter 1, The Amateur Poacher:
      It was not far from the house; but the ground sank into a depression there, and the ridge of it behind shut out everything except just the roof of the tallest hayrick.
  2. to or from a great distance, time, or degree.
    You have all come far and you will go farther.
  3. (with a comparative) Very much.
    He was far richer than we'd thought.
    • 2012 May 5, Phil McNulty, “Chelsea 2-1 Liverpool”, BBC Sport:
      The Reds were on the back foot early on when a catalogue of defensive errors led to Ramires giving Chelsea the lead. Jay Spearing conceded possession in midfield and Ramires escaped Jose Enrique far too easily before scoring at the near post with a shot Reina should have saved.

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Noun[edit]

far (plural fars)

  1. Spelt (type of wheat).
  2. A young pig, or a litter of pigs.

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin Pharus.

Noun[edit]

far ?

  1. lighthouse

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin farina.

Noun[edit]

far ?

  1. seed

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Pharus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

far m (plural fars)

  1. lighthouse
  2. headlight

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse faðir, from Proto-Germanic *fadēr, from Proto-Indo-European *ph₂tḗr (father).

Noun[edit]

far c (singular definite faren, plural indefinite fædre)

  1. father, dad

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Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Back-formation from fari (to do, to make).

Preposition[edit]

far

  1. (neologism) by[1]
    La libro de Johano far Ŝekspiro
    John's book by Shakespeare)
    regado de la popolo, far la popolo, kaj por la popolo
    government of the people, by the people, and for the people

Usage notes[edit]

Unofficial. The most common innovative preposition, far is used for some of the functions of the preposition de "of, from, by", which some authors feel is overworked. Useful to distinguish, for example, the owner of a book (de) from the author (far).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wennergren, Bertilo (2010-03-09), "Neoficialaj rolvortetoj" (in Esperanto), Plena Manlibro de Esperanta Gramatiko. URL accessed on 2010-10-08.

Faroese[edit]

Noun[edit]

far n (genitive singular fars, plural før)

  1. drive, ride, tour
  2. vessel
  3. trace, sign

Declension[edit]

n5 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative far farið før førini
Accusative far farið før førini
Dative fari farinum førum førunum
Genitive fars farsins fara faranna

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

far m (plural fars)

  1. A traditional Breton cake

Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Maybe from the same Proto-Uralic root *perä as Finnish perä.

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Noun[edit]

far (plural farok)

  1. buttock, posterior
  2. stern (ship)
  3. tail, rear (vehicle)

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Icelandic[edit]

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Noun[edit]

far n (genitive singular fars, nominative plural för)

  1. passage, ride
    Má ég fá far?
    Can I get a ride?
  2. imprint, trace
  3. character, personality

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Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

far

  1. apocopic form of fare

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *bʰars- ‘spike, prickle’ (compare Welsh bara ‘bread’, English barley, Serbo-Croatian бра̏шно/brȁšno ‘flour’, Albanian bar ‘grass’, Ancient Greek Φήρον (Phḗron, plant deity)).

Noun[edit]

far n (genitive farris); third declension

  1. spelt (type of wheat)
  2. course meal; grits

Inflection[edit]

Third declension neuter i-stem.

Number Singular Plural
nominative far farra
genitive farris farrium
farrum
dative farrī farribus
accusative far farra
ablative farre farribus
vocative far farra

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Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

far

  1. rafsi of farna.

Maltese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic فأرٌ (fa’r, mouse).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

far m (plural firien)

  1. mouse

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse faðir, from Proto-Germanic *fadēr, from Proto-Indo-European *ph₂tḗr (father). Cf. longer version fader.

Noun[edit]

far m (definite singular faren; indefinite plural fedre; definite plural fedrene)

  1. father

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse faðir, from Proto-Germanic *fadēr, from Proto-Indo-European *ph₂tḗr (father). Cf. longer version fader.

Noun[edit]

far m (definite singular faren; indefinite plural fedrar; definite plural fedrane)

  1. father

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Occitan[edit]

Verb[edit]

far

  1. Alternative form of faire.

Old Irish[edit]

Determiner[edit]

far

  1. Alternative form of for.

Old Provençal[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin facio

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

far

  1. to do
    • circa 1130, Jaufre Rudel, canso:
      Dieus que fetz tot qunt ve ni vai / E formet sest'amor de lonh / Mi don poder [...].
      God, who makes everything that comes or goes and who created this distant love, give me power.
Descendants[edit]

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin Pharus, French phare.

Noun[edit]

far n (plural faruri)

  1. lighthouse
  2. (figuratively) beacon
  3. car headlight

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Romansch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin faciō, facere.

Verb[edit]

far

  1. (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Sutsilvan, Surmiran, Vallader) to do, make

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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Conjunction[edit]

far

  1. where (relative/non-interrogative)
    Bha e cunnartach far an robh am balach ag iasgach. - It was dangerous where the boy was fishing.

Etymology 2[edit]

Preposition[edit]

far

  1. Alternative form of bhàrr.

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Short for fader, from Old Norse faðir, from Proto-Germanic *fadēr, from Proto-Indo-European *ph₂tḗr (father).

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Noun[edit]

far c

  1. father

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Verb[edit]

far

  1. imperative of fara.
  2. present tense of fara.

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Turkish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From French phare.

Noun[edit]

far (definite accusative farı, plural farlar)

  1. headlight

Etymology 2[edit]

From French fard.

Noun[edit]

far (definite accusative farı, plural farlar)

  1. eye shadow
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Venetian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin facere (compare Italian fare), present active infinitive of faciō.

Verb[edit]

far

  1. (transitive) to do
  2. (transitive) to make
  3. (transitive) to act, operate
  4. (transitive) to study


Volapük[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

far (plural fars)

  1. lighthouse

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