Meaning of "far" in Essential English Dictionary


adverb uk /fɑːr/

A2 used to talk about how distant something is:

How far is it to the supermarket?

very much:

Young people are far more independent these days.
as far as I know

used to say what you think is true, although you do not know all the facts:

As far as I know, they are coming to the party.
by far

used to say that something is very much the biggest, the best, etc.:

This is his best book by far.
so far

B1 until now:

So far, we haven’t made much progress on the project.

(Definition of “far adverb” from the Cambridge Essential Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)