2. Remote from purpose; contrary to design or wishes; as, far be it from me to justify cruelty.
3. 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.
4. Widely different in nature or quality; opposite in character.
He was far from ill looking, though he thought himself still farther.F. Anstey.
5. 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.
1. To a great extent or distance of space; widely; as, we are separated far from each other.
2. To a great distance in time from any point; remotely; as, he pushed his researches far into antiquity.
3. In great part; as, the day is far spent.
4. 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.
(Far"-a*bout`) n. A going out of the way; a digression. [Obs.] Fuller.
(Far"ad) n. [From Michael Faraday, the English electrician.] (Elec.) The standard unit of electrical
capacity; the capacity of a condenser whose charge, having an electro-motive force of one volt, is equal
to the amount of electricity which, with the same electromotive force, passes through one ohm in one
second; the capacity, which, charged with one coulomb, gives an electro-motive force of one volt.
(Far*ad"ic) a. Of or pertaining to Michael Faraday, the distinguished electrician; applied especially
to induced currents of electricity, as produced by certain forms of inductive apparatus, on account of
Faraday's investigations of their laws.
(Far"a*dism Far`a*di*za"tion) n. (Med.) The treatment with faradic or induced currents of
electricity for remedial purposes.
(Far"and) n. See Farrand, n.
(Far"an*dams) n. A fabrik made of silk and wool or hair. Simmonds.
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