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
- (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.
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.
(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.
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.