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FAR (farther, further)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does FAR mean? 

FAR (noun)
  The noun FAR has 1 sense:

1. a terrorist organization that seeks to overthrow the government dominated by Tutsi and to institute Hutu control again

  Familiarity information: FAR used as a noun is very rare.


FAR (adjective)
  The adjective FAR has 4 senses:

1. at a great distance in time or space or degree
2. being of a considerable distance or length
3. being the animal or vehicle on the right or being on the right side of an animal or vehicle
4. beyond a norm in opinion or actions

  Familiarity information: FAR used as an adjective is uncommon.


FAR (adverb)
  The adverb FAR has 5 senses:

1. to a considerable degree; very much
2. at or to or from a great distance in space
3. at or to a certain point or degree
4. remote in time
5. to an advanced stage or point

  Familiarity information: FAR used as an adverb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


FAR (noun)


Sense 1FAR [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A terrorist organization that seeks to overthrow the government dominated by Tutsi and to institute Hutu control again

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

ALIR; Army for the Liberation of Rwanda; FAR; Former Armed Forces; Interahamwe

Context example:

in 1999 ALIR guerrillas kidnapped and killed eight foreign tourists

Instance hypernyms:

foreign terrorist organization; FTO; terrorist group; terrorist organization (a political movement that uses terror as a weapon to achieve its goals)

Domain category:

act of terrorism; terrorism; terrorist act (the calculated use of violence (or threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear)

Domain region:

Ruanda; Rwanda; Rwandese Republic (a landlocked republic in central Africa; formerly a German colony)


FAR (adjective)


Sense 1far [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

At a great distance in time or space or degree

Context examples:

we come from a far country / far corners of the earth / the far future / a far journey / the far side of the road / far from the truth / far in the future

Similar:

outlying (relatively far from a center or middle)

off the beaten track; out-of-the-way (remote from populous or much-traveled regions)

farther; further (more distant in especially degree)

farthermost; farthest; furthermost; furthest; utmost; uttermost ((comparatives of 'far') most remote in space or time or order)

farther (more distant in especially space or time)

far-off; faraway (very far away in space or time)

distant; remote; removed (separate or apart in time)

distant; remote (apart in space)

cold (of a seeker; far from the object sought)

Attribute:

distance (the property created by the space between two objects or points)

Antonym:

near (not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances)


Sense 2far [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Being of a considerable distance or length

Context example:

a far trek

Similar:

long (primarily spatial sense; of relatively great or greater than average spatial extension or extension as specified)


Sense 3far [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Being the animal or vehicle on the right or being on the right side of an animal or vehicle

Context examples:

the horse on the right is the far horse / the right side is the far side of the horse

Similar:

right (being or located on or directed toward the side of the body to the east when facing north)


Sense 4far [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Beyond a norm in opinion or actions

Context example:

the far right

Similar:

immoderate (not within reasonable limits)


FAR (adverb)


Sense 1far [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

To a considerable degree; very much

Context examples:

a far far better thing that I do / felt far worse than yesterday / eyes far too close together


Sense 2far [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

At or to or from a great distance in space

Context examples:

he traveled far / strayed far from home / sat far away from each other


Sense 3far [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

At or to a certain point or degree

Context examples:

I can only go so far before I have to give up / how far can we get with this kind of argument?


Sense 4far [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Remote in time

Context examples:

if we could see far into the future / all that happened far in the past


Sense 5far [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

To an advanced stage or point

Context example:

a young man who will go very far


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