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faradverb

 us   /fɑr/

far adverb (DISTANCE)

(comparative farther  /ˈfɑr·ðər/ or further  /ˈfɜr·ðər/ , superlative farthest  /ˈfɑr·ðəst/ or furthest  /ˈfɜr·ðəst/ ) at, to, or from a great distance in space or time: One day, perhaps far in the future, you’ll regret what you’ve done. How far is it from Los Angeles to San Francisco? She doesn’t live far from here.

far adverb (AMOUNT)

[not gradable] much: Her new school is far better than the old one.

faradjective

 us   /fɑr/ (comparative farther  /ˈfɑr·ðər/ or further  /ˈfɜr·ðər/ , superlative farthest  /ˈfɑr·ðəst/ or furthest  /ˈfɜr·ðəst/ )

far adjective (DISTANCE)

distant, or most distant from the center or from you: the far side of the park Even the closest stores are pretty far.far left (also far right) The far left is the political position that is most liberal , and the far right is the political position that is most conservative .
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