meaning of afar

afar meaning in General Dictionary

At to or from outstanding length far away usually used in combination with from preceding or down after as he had been seen from afar I saw him afar off

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  • (old-fashioned) at or from or even to outstanding length; far
  • At, to, or from outstanding distance; far away; -- frequently utilized with from preceding, or down following; because, he was seen from afar; I saw him afar off.

afar meaning in Etymology Dictionary

contraction of center English of feor (belated 12c.), on ferr (c.1300), from Old English feor "far" (see far); the a- (1) in compounds representing each of and on (that this use intended the same). Spelled afer in 14c.


afar meaning in General Dictionary

(adv.) At, to, or from outstanding length; far away; -- often combined with from preceding, or down following; as, he was seen from afar; we saw him afar off.


Sentence Examples with the word afar

At this point the frontier turns south and east, crossing the Afar or Danakil country at a distance of 60 kilometres (37.28 m.) from the coast-line.

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