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Definitions and meaning of far

far

Etymology 1

From Middle English ferre, fer, Old English feor, feorr, from Proto-Germanic *ferrai, from Proto-Indo-European *per- (to go over). Cognate with Middle Low German vere, Dutch ver, and German fern.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /fɑː/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /fɑɹ/
  • Rhymes: -ɑː(ɹ)

Adjective

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

  1. Distant; remote in space.
  2. Remote in time.
    the far future
  3. Long. (Can we add an example for this sense?)
  4. More remote of two.
  5. Extreme, as measured from some central or neutral position.
  6. Extreme, as a difference in nature or quality.
  7. (computing, not comparable) Outside the currently selected segment in a segmented memory architecture.
Synonyms
  • (remote in space): distant, far; see also Thesaurus:distant
Antonyms
  • (remote in space): close, near; see also Thesaurus:near
Derived terms
Related terms
Translations

See far/translations § Adjective.

References
  • The Dictionary of the Scots Language

Adverb

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

  1. To, from or over a great distance in space, time or other extent.
  2. Very much; by a great amount.
Translations

Verb

far (third-person singular simple present fars, present participle farring, simple past and past participle farred)

  1. (transitive, rare) To send far away.
    • 1864, Elizabeth Gaskell, Cousin Phillis
      But I wish he'd been farred before he ever came near this house, with his “Please Betty” this, and “Please Betty” that, and drinking up our new milk as if he'd been a cat. I hate such beguiling ways.

Etymology 2

From Latin far. Doublet of farro.

Noun

far (uncountable)

  1. Spelt (a type of wheat, Triticum spelta), especially in the context of Roman use of it.
    • 1756, Aurelius Cornelius Celsus, Medicine: In Eight Books, page 108
      A cataplasm made from any meal is heating, whether it be of wheat, or of far, or barley, or bitter vetch, ...
    • 1872, John Cordy Jeaffreson, Brides and Bridals, volume 1, page 201:
      Our wedding-cake is the memorial of a practice, that bore a striking resemblance to, if it was not derived from, confarreatio, the form of marriage that had fallen into general disuse amongst the Romans in the time of Tiberius. Taking its name from the cake of far and mola salsa that was broken over the bride's head, confarreatio was attended with an incident that increases its resemblance to the way in which our ancestors used at their weddings objects symbolical of natural plentifulness.
Translations

Etymology 3

Noun

far (plural fars)

  1. (Britain, dialect) A litter of piglets; a farrow.

Anagrams

  • 'arf, AFR, AFr., ARF, Afr., FRA, Fra, RAF, RFA, arf, fra

Albanian

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin Pharus.

Noun

far m

  1. lighthouse

Catalan

Etymology

From Latin pharus, from Pharus, from Ancient Greek Φάρος (Pháros).

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic, Central) IPA(key): /ˈfar/
  • (Valencian) IPA(key): /ˈfaɾ/
  • Rhymes: -aɾ

Noun

far m (plural fars)

  1. lighthouse
  2. headlight

Further reading

  • “far” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.
  • “far” in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana.
  • “far” in Diccionari normatiu valencià, Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua.
  • “far” in Diccionari català-valencià-balear, Antoni Maria Alcover and Francesc de Borja Moll, 1962.

Cimbrian

Noun

far ?

  1. fern

References

  • Umberto Patuzzi, ed., (2013) Ünsarne Börtar, Luserna: Comitato unitario delle linguistiche storiche germaniche in Italia / Einheitskomitee der historischen deutschen Sprachinseln in Italien

Dalmatian

Verb

far

  1. Alternative form of facro

Danish

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈfɑː]
  • Rhymes: -aːr

Noun

far c (singular definite faren, plural indefinite fædre)

  1. father, dad

Inflection

Synonyms

  • fader

Related terms

  • mor, moder
  • bror, søster, søskende
  • søn, datter

Further reading

  • “far” in Den Danske Ordbog

Esperanto

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /far/
  • Hyphenation: far
  • Audio:

Preposition

far

  1. (neologism) by
    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
    Synonyms: de, fare de

Usage notes

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


Faroese

Etymology

From Old Norse far.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fɛaːɹ/
  • Rhymes: -ɛaːɹ
  • Homophone: fær

Noun

far n (genitive singular fars, plural før)

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

Declension

Derived terms

  • akfar
  • flogfar
  • fiskifar
  • fótafar
  • fingrafar
  • farmaður
  • havfar
  • hugfar
  • keldufar
  • orðafar
  • rúmdarfar
  • sjófar
  • umfar
  • tilfar
  • tíggjumannafar
  • áttamannafar
  • áarfar

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /faʁ/

Noun

far m (plural fars)

  1. A traditional Breton cake

Further reading

  • “far” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Hungarian

Etymology

From Proto-Uralic *ponče (tail). Older hypotheses have attempted to derive far from Proto-Uralic *pure- (back, rear) or Proto-Finno-Ugric *perä (back, rear).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈfɒr]
  • Rhymes: -ɒr

Noun

far (plural farok)

  1. buttock, posterior
    Synonyms: fenék, ülep, hátsó, segg
  2. stern (ship)
  3. tail, rear (vehicle)

Declension

Derived terms

  • farol

(Compound words):

  • farzseb

References

Further reading

  • far in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh: A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (’The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962.

Icelandic

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /faːr/
  • Rhymes: -aːr

Noun

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

Declension

Synonyms

  • flutningur
  • merki

Derived terms

  • fá far (to get a ride, to get a lift)
  • gera sér far um
  • hjakka í sama farinu
  • í fari hans
  • sækja í sama farið

See also

  • skutl
  • skutla

Anagrams

  • raf

Italian

Verb

far

  1. Apocopic form of fare

Anagrams

  • fra

Latin

Etymology

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)).

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /far/
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /far/

Noun

far n (genitive farris); third declension

  1. spelt (type of wheat) (Triticum spelta)
  2. coarse meal; grits

Declension

Third-declension noun (neuter, imparisyllabic non-i-stem).

Derived terms

Related terms

Descendants

  • English: far
  • Galician: farelo
  • Italian: farro
    • English: farro
  • Portuguese: farelo

Maltese

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /faːr/
  • Rhymes: -aːr

Etymology 1

From Arabic فَأْر(faʾr, mouse).

Noun

far m (plural firien, feminine fara)

  1. rat
  2. (archaic) mouse
Usage notes
  • Originally, far meant “mouse” and ġurdien meant “rat”. The distinction was then widely lost and both words are attestable in both senses. Today, ġurdien is the predominant word for both species, while far is used chiefly for “rat”, but is less common.

Etymology 2

From Arabic فارَ(fāra).

Verb

far (imperfect jfur)

  1. to overflow

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology 1

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

Noun

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

  1. a father
Synonyms
  • pappa
  • fader
Derived terms
Descendants
  • Kven: faari
See also
  • mor, mamma
  • bror, søster, søsken
  • sønn, datter

Etymology 2

Verb

far

  1. imperative of fare

Norwegian Nynorsk

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fɑːr/ (example of pronunciation)

Etymology 1

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

Noun

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

  1. father

Synonyms

  • pappa
  • fader

Derived terms

Related terms

  • mor, mamma
  • bror, syster, sysken
  • son, dotter

Etymology 2

From Old Norse far, from Proto-Germanic *farą.

Noun

far n (definite singular faret, indefinite plural far, definite plural fara)

  1. trace, track

Synonyms

  • spor n
  • laup n

Derived terms

Etymology 3

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb

far

  1. imperative of fara

References

  • “far” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Occitan

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fa/

Etymology 1

Noun

far m (plural fars)

  1. (nautical) lighthouse

Etymology 2

Verb

far

  1. Alternative form of faire

Old Irish

Determiner

far

  1. Alternative form of for

Old Norse

Etymology 1

From Proto-Germanic *farą.

Noun

far n (genitive fars, plural fǫr)

  1. a means of passage
  2. passage
  3. trace, print, track
  4. life, conduct, behaviour
  5. state, condition
Declension
Descendants

Etymology 2

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb

far

  1. second-person singular imperative active of fara

References

  • far in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press

Old Occitan

Alternative forms

  • faire
  • fare

Etymology

From Latin facere, present active infinitive of faciō.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /far/

Verb

far

  1. to do
    • c. 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

  • Catalan: fer
  • Occitan: far, fer, faire

Old Swedish

Etymology

From (eastern) Old Norse *fāʀ (Old West Norse fær), from Proto-Germanic *fahaz.

Noun

fār n

  1. sheep

Declension

Descendants

  • Swedish: får

Romanian

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin Pharus, French phare.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /far/
  • Rhymes: -ar

Noun

far n (plural faruri)

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

Declension


Romansch

Alternative forms

  • (Puter) fer

Etymology

From Latin faciō, facere.

Verb

far

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

Conjugation


Scottish Gaelic

Etymology 1

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Conjunction

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

Preposition

far

  1. Alternative form of bhàrr

Swedish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fɑːr/

Etymology 1

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

Noun

far c

  1. father
Declension
Derived terms

References

  • far in Svenska Akademiens ordbok (SAOB)
  • far in Svenska Akademiens ordlista (SAOL)

Etymology 2

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb

far

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

Anagrams

  • FRA, arf, fra.

Turkish

Etymology 1

Borrowed from French phare.

Noun

far (definite accusative farı, plural farlar)

  1. headlight

Etymology 2

Borrowed from French fard.

Noun

far (definite accusative farı, plural farlar)

  1. eye shadow
Declension
Synonyms
  • (eye shadow): göz farı

Venetian

Etymology

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

Verb

far

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


Volapük

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [faɾ]

Noun

far (nominative plural fars)

  1. lighthouse

Declension

See also

  • laramamalet
  • lefilamalet
  • malet
  • maletam
  • maletadomil
  • maletahorn
  • maletamöp
  • tüm

Westrobothnian

Etymology 1

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

Alternative forms

  • fær, fär, fer

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fɑːr/, /faːr/, /fæːr/, /feːr/

Noun

far m (definite farin or far’n, vocative fare)

  1. father
    Han fekk säg ä bra tag, då’n einsamen ärvd farin
    He got a good advantage when he alone inherited the father.
    Hä var grannars far’n dill å håll prästa i år men han hadd int’ na dill å påhåll.
    It was the father of the house in the neighbouring farm's turn to be priest-host (during house hearings) this year, but he lacked what was required.
Synonyms
  • pååpp
Derived terms
  • farsfar
  • farrbror
  • gufar
Related terms
  • måor, mååmm
  • bråor, söster, syskan
  • sahn, doter
  • faddar

Etymology 2

From Old Norse for, from Proto-Germanic *furhs.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fɑːr/, /fɒːr/, /fɔːr/

Noun

far f (definite fara, plural fara, definite plural farana)

  1. furrow
Alternative forms
  • får
Derived terms
  • restefar

Etymology 3

Noun

far n

  1. Alternative form of fær

Etymology 4

From Old Norse fær, *fāʀ, from Proto-Germanic *fahaz, from Proto-Indo-European *póḱos.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [fóːɾ], [fɒ́ːɾ], [fɑ́ːɾ]
    • Rhymes: -óːr

Noun

far n

  1. Sheep.
Synonyms
  • dȧs
  • däll

Etymology 5

Verb

far

  1. Alternative form of fær

Source: wiktionary.org
  • at a great distance.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)