DISTANCE › used to talk about how distant something is: It's the first time I've been so far away from home. How far is it to the supermarket? Bournemouth is not far from Poole. In the summer the herds move farther north.
TIME › a long time: How far back can you remember? We need to plan further ahead.
far better/cheaper/more, etc › much better/cheaper/more, etc: Young people are far more independent these days.
far too difficult/expensive/late, etc › much too difficult/expensive/late, etc: His trousers were far too tight.
as far as I know informal › used to say what you think is true, although you do not know all the facts: As far as I know, they haven't reached a decision yet.
as far as sb is concerned › used to say what someone's opinion is: It's all over as far as I'm concerned.
as far as sth is concerned › used to say what you are talking about: As far as sport's concerned, I like tennis and football.
by far › used to emphasize that something is the biggest, the best, etc: This is his best film by far.
far from sth › certainly not something: The situation is far from clear.
far from doing sth › certainly not doing something: Far from being pleased, he was embarrassed by the praise.
far from it informal › used to tell someone that something is certainly not true: He's not handsome - far from it.
as far as possible › as much as is possible: We try to buy organic food as far as possible.
go so far as to do sth › to take the extreme action of doing something: He even went so far as to stop her using the telephone.
go too far › to behave in a way that upsets or annoys other people: He's said some stupid things in the past, but this time he's gone too far.
how far › used to talk about how true something is: How far do politicians represent the views of ordinary people?
so far › until now: So far, we haven't made much progress.
so far so good informal › used to say that something has gone well until now
not go (very) far › If something such as money does not go far, you cannot do very much with it: £1 doesn't go very far these days.