KJV Dictionary Definition: far


F'AR, a. L. porro; Gr. connected with, a way, a passing, to pass or go. See Fare.

1. Distant, in any direction; separated by a wide space from the place where one is, or from any given place remote.

They said, we are come from a far country. Jos. 9.

The kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country. Matt. 25.

The nation far and near contend in choice.

2. Figuratively, remote from purpose; contrary to design or wishes; as, far be it from me to justify cruelty.

3. Remote in affection or obedience; at enmity with; alienated; in a spiritual sense.

They that are far from thee shall perish. Ps. 123.

4. More or most distant of the two; as the far side of a horse. But the drivers of teams in New England generally use off; as the off side, or off horse or ox.

F'AR, adv.

1. To a great extent or distance of space; as the far extended ocean; we are separated far from each other.

Only ye shall not go very far away. Ex. 8.

2. figuratively, distantly in time from any point; remotely. He pushed his researches very far into antiquity.

3. In interrogatories, to what distance or extent. How far will such reasoning lead us?

4. In great part; as, the day is far spent.

5. In a great proportion; by many degrees; very much.

Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. Prov. 31.

For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ, which is far better. Phil. 1.

6. to a certain point, degree or distance. This argument is sound and logical, as far as it goes.

Answer them how far forth you do like their articles.

From far, from a great distance; from a remote place.

Far from, at a great distance; as far from home; far from hope.

1. Far off, at a great distance.

They tarried in a place that was far off. 2Sam. 15.

2. To a great distance.

Lo then would I wander far off, and remain in the wilderness. Ps. 105.

3. In a spiritual sense, alienated; at enmity; in a state of ignorance and alienation.

Ye, who were sometime far off, are made nigh by the blood of Christ. Eph. 2.

Far other, very different.


F'ARNESS, n. from far. Distance; remoteness.