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.
far (comparative farther or further, superlative farthest or furthest or farthermost or furthermost)
- (archaic or dated, Scotland, Northern England) Distant; remote in space.
- Remote in time.
- Long. (Can we add an example for this sense?)
- More remote or longer of two.
- Extreme, as measured from some central position.
- Widely different in nature or quality; opposite in character.
- (computing, not comparable) Outside the currently selected segment in a segmented memory architecture.
far (comparative farther or further, superlative farthest or furthest)
- Distant in space, time or degree.
- To or from a great distance, time, or degree.
- (with a comparative) Very much.
From Latin far. Doublet of farro.
- Spelt (a type of wheat, Triticum spelta), especially in the context of Roman use of it.
far (plural fars)
- (Britain, dialectal) A litter of piglets; a farrow.