afar


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A·far

 (ä′fär)
n. pl. Afar or A·fars
1. A member of a people of Djibouti, Eritrea, and Ethiopia.
2. The Cushitic language of the Afar.

[Afar qafár.]

a·far

 (ə-fär′)
adv.
From, at, or to a great distance: saw it afar off; traveled afar.
n.
A long distance: tales from afar.

[Middle English afer, from on fer, far, and from of fer, from afar, from Old English feor, far; see far.]

afar

(əˈfɑː)
adv
at, from, or to a great distance
n
a great distance (esp in the phrase from afar)
[C14: a fer, altered from earlier on fer and of fer; see a-2, far]

a•far

(əˈfɑr)

adv.
from, at, or to a distance; far away (often fol. by off): He saw the castle afar off.
Idioms:
from afar, from a long way off.
[1125–75; Middle English a fer, on ferr. See a-1, far]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.afar - (old-fashioned) at or from or to a great distanceafar - (old-fashioned) at or from or to a great distance; far; "we traveled afar"; "we could see the ship afar off"; "the Magi came from afar"

afar

adverb a distance, a long way away a stranger who has loved her from afar for 23 years
Translations
Afar
مِن بَعِيد، عَن بُعْد
àfar
afarštinadalekov dálcezdaleka
langt væk fra
fernAfarDanakil
afara lingvo
afar
afarafarin kieli
afarloin
`afar afadalafarafarafafarski jezik
messziről
langt aî
afarafarųafarų kalbadanakilųdanakilų kalba
from afarno tālienestālutālumā
AfarDanakil
afarafarsklangt borte
afardanakilskijęzyk danakil
Afar
afar
Afaruzaktan

afar

[əˈfɑːʳ] ADV (liter) → lejos
from afardesde lejos
afar offa lo lejos, en lontananza (liter)

afar

[əˈfɑːr] adv
from afar → de loin

afar

adv (liter)weit; from afaraus der Ferne, von weit her

afar

[əˈfɑːʳ] adv (old) (liter) → lontano
from afar → da lontano

afar

(əˈfaː) adverb
from, at or to a distance. The three wise men came from afar.
References in classic literature ?
Hither I come, From my airy home, Afar in the silver moon.
he cried, opening the hall door, to confront a bald-headed man who stood peering at our hero with bright snapping eyes, like those of some big bird spying out the land from afar.
The dark green clusters glistened from afar in the sun.
He saith among the trumpets, Ha, ha; and he smelleth the battle afar off, the thunder of the captains, and the shouting' It would seem that the stock of the horse of Israel had descended to our own time; would it not, friend?
A suite of gorgeous furniture, whose pronounced and extravagant glories the young girls instinctively hid under home-made linen covers, had also been spoils from afar.
and flinging their accents afar off, to melt into the air and pervade it with the holy word.
It would be too much in keeping with the scene to excite surprise, were we to look about us and discover a form, beloved, but gone hence, now sitting quietly in a streak of this magic moonshine, with an aspect that would make us doubt whether it had returned from afar, or had never once stirred from our fireside.
Espied by some timid man-of-war or blundering discovery-vessel from afar, when the distance obscuring the swarming fowls, nevertheless still shows the white mass floating in the sun, and the white spray heaving high against it; straightway the whale's unharming corpse, with trembling fingers is set down in the log -- shoals, rocks, and breakers hereabouts: beware
One instant she looked at him--there was a flash of recognition between them, he saw her afar off, as through a dim vista, standing forlorn.
He saw the distant slaves at their toil; he saw afar their villages of huts gleaming out in long rows on many a plantation, distant from the stately mansions and pleasure-grounds of the master;--and as the moving picture passed on, his poor, foolish heart would be turning backward to the Kentucky farm, with its old shadowy beeches,--to the master's house, with its wide, cool halls, and, near by, the little cabin overgrown with the multiflora and bignonia.
From many a hill I can see civilization and the abodes of man afar.
Church of our God I arise and shine, Bright with the beams of truth divine: Then shall thy radiance stream afar, Wide as the heathen nations are.