Far

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Definition

(the car is) far (from here): (the car is) a great distance, a long way away (from here), not close (to here)
adjective
Far is an irregular adjective (comparative and superlative):

farther (in the sense of distance) or further (in a figurative sense)
The mountains were much farther away than we thought.
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farthest (in the sense of distance) or furthest (in a figurative sense)
The farthest I can run is 30 km.
Her birthday is the furthest thing from my mind. I'm really not thinking about her birthday at all.
far more much more
far too much money much too much money

(You are a) far better (driver than I am): (You are a) much better (driver than I am); (You are a) superior driver (to me)
adjective, adverb

(He comes from a) faraway or 'far away' (country): (He comes from a country) a great distance from here, a long way away
adjective
Pronunciation examples
UK: This young man is far too interested in his own reflection.
US: How far away are we from the hotel?
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Examples

  • "There's a poster on the wall of my office that says 'A dwarf standing on the shoulders of a giant may see farther than the giant himself."
  • "England is pretty far away from the rest of Europe."
  • "Once upon a time, in a faraway land, there lived a man who loved the smells of life."
  • "You need to be thinking for the long term. These changes may be difficult to implement but the benefits far outweigh the initial effort."
  • "Brian : Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to mourn the passing of Bruno Delavigne, a man who left us far too soon."
  • "Floor 6 isn't far away"
  • "You're not too far away."
  • "I've got something far crazier in mind!"
  • "Is that far?"

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