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 ?
1-18) I will remember and not be unmindful of Apollo who shoots afar. As he goes through the house of Zeus, the gods tremble before him and all spring up from their seats when he draws near, as he bends his bright bow.
133-139) So said Phoebus, the long-haired god who shoots afar and began to walk upon the wide-pathed earth; and all goddesses were amazed at him.
But about midnight, when the robbers saw from afar that the lights were out and that all seemed quiet, they began to think that they had been in too great a hurry to run away; and one of them, who was bolder than the rest, went to see what was going on.
nothing earthly save the thrill Of melody in woodland rill - Or (music of the passion-hearted) Joy's voice so peacefully departed That like the murmur in the shell, Its echo dwelleth and will dwell - Oh, nothing of the dross of ours - Yet all the beauty - all the flowers That list our Love, and deck our bowers - Adorn yon world afar, afar - The wandering star.
"Why, that is good news," said the Cock; "and there I see some one coming, with whom we can share the good tidings." And so saying he craned his neck forward and looked afar off.
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!
He looketh afar o'er the waves, Wind-ruffled and deep and green; And the mantle of Autumn lies Over wood and hill and ravine.
When ye fight with a Wolf of the Pack, ye must fight him alone and afar, Lest others take part in the quarrel, and the Pack be diminished by war.
It is better to sound a person, with whom one deals afar off, than to fall upon the point at first; except you mean to surprise him by some short question.
The youth's senses were so deadened that his friend's voice sounded from afar and he could scarcely feel the pressure of the corporal's arm.
She viewed it from afar by stretching out her hand; she stooped to see how it looked near the ground; she considered its effect on the right of her and on the left of her and through one eye at a time.
He waited an hour; two hours; three hours; but the Serpent was always there, and even from afar one could see the flash of his red eyes and the column of smoke which rose from his long, pointed tail.