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EnglishEdit

 
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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English ferre, fer, Old English feor, feorr, from Proto-Germanic *ferrai, from Proto-Indo-European *per- (to go over). Cognate with Middle Low German vere, Dutch ver, and German fern.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

far (comparative farther or further, superlative farthest or furthest or farthermost or furthermost)

  1. (obsolete, Scotland, Northern England) Distant.
    A far land.
  2. Remote in space.
    He went to a far country.
  3. Remote in time.
  4. Long.
    It was a far adventure, full of danger.
  5. More remote or longer of two.
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 19, in The Mirror and the Lamp:
      At the far end of the houses the head gardener stood waiting for his mistress, and he gave her strips of bass to tie up her nosegay. This she did slowly and laboriously, with knuckly old fingers that shook.
    He moved to the far end of the state. She remained at this end.
  6. Extreme.
    We are on the far right on this issue.
  7. Widely different in nature or quality; opposite in character.
    • F. Anstey
      He was far from ill looking, though he thought himself still farther.
  8. (computing, not comparable) Outside the currently selected segment in a segmented memory architecture.
    far heap;  far memory; far pointer
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AdverbEdit

far (comparative farther or further, superlative farthest or furthest)

  1. Distant in space, time or degree.
    My house is quite far from the beach.  The plan is good, but it is far from being flawless.
    • 1879, Richard Jefferies, The Amateur Poacher, chapter1:
      It was not far from the house; but the ground sank into a depression there, and the ridge of it behind shut out everything except just the roof of the tallest hayrick. As one sat on the sward behind the elm, with the back turned on the rick and nothing in front but the tall elms and the oaks in the other hedge, it was quite easy to fancy it the verge of the prairie with the backwoods close by.
  2. To or from a great distance, time, or degree.
    You have all come far and you will go farther.
  3. (with a comparative) Very much.
    He was far richer than we'd thought.
    • 2012 May 5, Phil McNulty, “Chelsea 2-1 Liverpool”, in BBC Sport:
      The Reds were on the back foot early on when a catalogue of defensive errors led to Ramires giving Chelsea the lead. Jay Spearing conceded possession in midfield and Ramires escaped Jose Enrique far too easily before scoring at the near post with a shot Reina should have saved.
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Etymology 2Edit

From Latin far. Doublet of farro.

NounEdit

far (uncountable)

  1. Spelt (a type of wheat, Triticum spelta), especially in the context of Roman use of it.
    • 1756, Aurelius Cornelius Celsus, Medicine: In Eight Books, page 108
      A cataplasm made from any meal is heating, whether it be of wheat, or of far, or barley, or bitter vetch, ...
    • 1857, John Marius Wilson, The Rural Cyclopedia:
      Almost all the rustic writers agree in this, that far is most proper for wet clay land, and triticum for dry land. 'In wet red clays,' says Cato, 'sow far; and in dry, clean, and open lands, sow triticum.'
    • 1872, John Cordy Jeaffreson, Brides and Bridals, volume 1, page 201:
      Our wedding-cake is the memorial of a practice, that bore a striking resemblance to, if it was not derived from, confarreatio, the form of marriage that had fallen into general disuse amongst the Romans in the time of Tiberius. Taking its name from the cake of far and mola salsa that was broken over the bride's head, confarreatio was attended with an incident that increases its resemblance to the way in which our ancestors used at their weddings objects symbolical of natural plentifulness.
    • 1919, Carl Holliday, Wedding Customs Then and Now, page 32:
      The early Romans broke a cake of far and mola salsa (salted meal) over the bride's head, — a symbol of plentifulness, ...
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AlbanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin Pharus.

NounEdit

far m

  1. lighthouse

CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin Pharus.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

far m (plural fars)

  1. lighthouse
  2. headlight

CimbrianEdit

NounEdit

far ? (plural [please provide])

  1. fern

ReferencesEdit

  • Umberto Patuzzi, ed., (2013) Ünsarne Börtar, Luserna: Comitato unitario delle linguistiche storiche germaniche in Italia / Einheitskomitee der historischen deutschen Sprachinseln in Italien

DalmatianEdit

VerbEdit

far

  1. Alternative form of facro

DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse faðir, from Proto-Germanic *fadēr, from Proto-Indo-European *ph₂tḗr (father).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

far c (singular definite faren, plural indefinite fædre)

  1. father, dad

InflectionEdit

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EsperantoEdit

EtymologyEdit

Back-formation from fari (to do, to make).

PrepositionEdit

far

  1. (neologism) by[1]
    La libro de Johano far Ŝekspiro
    John's book by Shakespeare)
    regado de la popolo, far la popolo, kaj por la popolo
    government of the people, by the people, and for the people
    Synonyms: de, fare de

Usage notesEdit

Unofficial. The most common innovative preposition, far is used for some of the functions of the preposition de "of, from, by", which some authors feel is overworked. Useful to distinguish, for example, the owner of a book (de) from the author (far).

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Wennergren, Bertilo (2010-03-09), “Neoficialaj rolvortetoj”, in Plena Manlibro de Esperanta Gramatiko[1] (in Esperanto), retrieved 2010-10-08

FaroeseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse far.

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

far n (genitive singular fars, plural før)

  1. drive, ride, tour
  2. vessel
  3. trace, sign

DeclensionEdit

Declension of far
n5 singular plural
indefinite definite indefinite definite
nominative far farið før førini
accusative far farið før førini
dative fari farinum førum førunum
genitive fars farsins fara faranna

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FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

far m (plural fars)

  1. A traditional Breton cake

Further readingEdit


HungarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Uralic *ponče (tail).[1] An older hypothesis derives far from Proto-Uralic *pure- (go back), maybe cognate to Proto-Finno-Ugric *perä.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

far (plural farok)

  1. buttock, posterior
  2. stern (ship)
  3. tail, rear (vehicle)

DeclensionEdit

Inflection (stem in -o-, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative far farok
accusative fart farokat
dative farnak faroknak
instrumental farral farokkal
causal-final farért farokért
translative farrá farokká
terminative farig farokig
essive-formal farként farokként
essive-modal
inessive farban farokban
superessive faron farokon
adessive farnál faroknál
illative farba farokba
sublative farra farokra
allative farhoz farokhoz
elative farból farokból
delative farról farokról
ablative fartól faroktól
Possessive forms of far
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. farom faraim
2nd person sing. farod faraid
3rd person sing. fara farai
1st person plural farunk faraink
2nd person plural farotok faraitok
3rd person plural faruk faraik

Derived termsEdit

(Compound words):

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ante Aikio, Notes on the Development of Some Consonant Clusters in Hungarian, [2]

IcelandicEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

far n (genitive singular fars, nominative plural för)

  1. passage, ride
    Má ég fá far?
    Can I get a ride?
  2. imprint, trace
  3. character, personality

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ItalianEdit

VerbEdit

far

  1. Apocopic form of fare

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *bʰars- (spike, prickle) (compare Welsh bara (bread), English barley, Serbo-Croatian бра̏шно, brȁšno (flour), Albanian bar (grass), Ancient Greek Φήρον (Phḗron, plant deity)).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

far n (genitive farris); third declension

  1. spelt (type of wheat) (Triticum spelta)
  2. coarse meal; grits

InflectionEdit

Third declension neuter i-stem.

Case Singular Plural
nominative far farra
genitive farris farrium
farrum
dative farrī farribus
accusative far farra
ablative farre farribus
vocative far farra

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DescendantsEdit


MalteseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic فَأْر (faʾr, mouse).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

far m (plural firien)

  1. mouse

Norwegian BokmålEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse faðir, from Proto-Germanic *fadēr, from Proto-Indo-European *ph₂tḗr (father). Compare longer version fader.

NounEdit

far m (definite singular faren, indefinite plural fedre, definite plural fedrene)

  1. a father
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Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

far

  1. imperative of fare

Norwegian NynorskEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse faðir, from Proto-Germanic *fadēr, from Proto-Indo-European *ph₂tḗr (father). Compare longer version fader. Akin to English father.

NounEdit

far m (definite singular faren, indefinite plural fedrar, definite plural fedrane)

  1. father

SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Norse far.

NounEdit

far n (definite singular faret, indefinite plural far, definite plural fara)

  1. trace, track

SynonymsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

VerbEdit

far

  1. imperative of fara

ReferencesEdit


OccitanEdit

VerbEdit

far

  1. Alternative form of faire

Old IrishEdit

DeterminerEdit

far

  1. Alternative form of for

Old OccitanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin facere, present active infinitive of faciō.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

far

  1. to do
    • c. 1130, Jaufre Rudel, canso:
      Dieus que fetz tot qunt ve ni vai / E formet sest'amor de lonh / Mi don poder [...].
      God, who makes everything that comes or goes and who created this distant love, give me power.

DescendantsEdit


Old SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From (eastern) Old Norse *fāʀ (Old West Norse fær), from Proto-Germanic *fahaz.

NounEdit

fār n

  1. sheep

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit


RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin Pharus, French phare.

NounEdit

far n (plural faruri)

  1. lighthouse
  2. (figuratively) beacon
  3. car headlight

DeclensionEdit


RomanschEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin faciō, facere.

VerbEdit

far

  1. (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Sutsilvan, Surmiran, Vallader) to do, make

Scottish GaelicEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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ConjunctionEdit

far

  1. where (relative/non-interrogative)
    Bha e cunnartach far an robh am balach ag iasgach. - It was dangerous where the boy was fishing.

Etymology 2Edit

PrepositionEdit

far

  1. Alternative form of bhàrr

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Short for fader, from Old Norse faðir, from Proto-Germanic *fadēr, from Proto-Indo-European *ph₂tḗr (father).

NounEdit

far c

  1. father

DeclensionEdit

Related termsEdit

VerbEdit

far

  1. imperative of fara.
  2. present tense of fara.

ReferencesEdit


TurkishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from French phare.

NounEdit

far (definite accusative farı, plural farlar)

  1. headlight

Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from French fard.

NounEdit

far (definite accusative farı, plural farlar)

  1. eye shadow
DeclensionEdit
Inflection
Nominative far
Definite accusative farı
Singular Plural
Nominative far farlar
Definite accusative farı farları
Dative fara farlara
Locative farda farlarda
Ablative fardan farlardan
Genitive farın farların
Possessive forms
Singular Plural
1st singular farım farlarım
2nd singular farın farların
3rd singular farı farları
1st plural farımız farlarımız
2nd plural farınız farlarınız
3rd plural farları farları
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VenetianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin facere (compare Italian fare), present active infinitive of faciō.

VerbEdit

far

  1. (transitive) to do
  2. (transitive) to make
  3. (transitive) to act, operate
  4. (transitive) to study


VolapükEdit

WestrobothnianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse faðir, from Proto-Germanic *fadēr, from Proto-Indo-European *ph₂tḗr (father).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /fɑːr/, /faːr/, /fæːr/, /feːr/

NounEdit

far m (definite farin or far’n, vocative fare)

  1. father
    Han fekk säg ä bra tag, då’n einsamen ärvd farin
    He got a good advantage when he alone inherited the father.
    Hä var grannars far’n dill å håll prästa i år men han hadd int’ na dill å påhåll.
    It was the father of the house in the neighbouring farm's turn to be priest-host (during house hearings) this year, but he lacked what was required.
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Etymology 2Edit

From Old Norse for, from Proto-Germanic *furhs.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /fɑːr/, /fɒːr/, /fɔːr/

NounEdit

far f (definite fara, plural fara, definite plural farana)

  1. furrow
Alternative formsEdit
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

NounEdit

far n

  1. Alternative form of fær

Etymology 4Edit

NounEdit

far n

  1. Alternative form of får

Etymology 5Edit

VerbEdit

far

  1. Alternative form of fær