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English definition of “far”

far

adjective     /fɑːr/ US  /fɑːr/
B2 describes something that is not near, or the part of something that is most distant from the centre or from you: The station isn't far - we could easily walk it. [before noun] The children ran to the far side/corner of the room.Distant in space and time far left/right C2 refers to political groups whose opinions are very extreme: supporters of the far leftPolitics Grammar:Far or a long way?Far and a long way both describe something at a great distance:See moreGrammar:Farther, farthest or further, furthest?See more
(Definition of far adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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