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 for Far
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Far \Far\, n. [See Farrow.] (Zool.)
     A young pig, or a litter of pigs.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Far \Far\, a. [{Fartherand Farthestare used as the compar.
     and superl. of far, although they are corruptions arising
     from confusion with further and furthest. See Further.]
     [OE. fer, feor, AS. feor; akin to OS. fer, D. ver, OHG.
     ferro, adv., G. fern, a., Icel. fjarri, Dan. fjirn, Sw.
     fjerran, adv., Goth. fa[imac]rra, adv., Gr. ????? beyond,
     Skr. paras, adv., far, and prob. to L. per through, and E.
     prefix for-, as in forgive, and also to fare. Cf. Farther,
     1. Distant in any direction; not near; remote; mutually
        separated by a wide space or extent.
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              They said, . . . We be come from a far country.
                                                    --Josh. ix. 6.
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              The nations far and near contend in choice.
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     2. Remote from purpose; contrary to design or wishes; as, far
        be it from me to justify cruelty.
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     3. Remote in affection or obedience; at a distance, morally
        or spiritually; t enmity with; alienated.
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              They that are far from thee ahsll perish. --Ps.
                                                    lxxiii. 27.
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     4. Widely different in nature or quality; opposite in
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              He was far from ill looking, though he thought
              himself still farther.                --F. Anstey.
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     5. The more distant of two; as, the far side (called also off
        side) of a horse, that is, the right side, or the one
        opposite to the rider when he mounts.
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     Note: The distinction between the adjectival and adverbial
           use of far is sometimes not easily discriminated.
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     By far, by much; by a great difference.
     Far between, with a long distance (of space or time)
        between; at long intervals. "The examinations are few and
        far between." --Farrar.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Far \Far\, adv.
     1. To a great extent or distance of space; widely; as, we are
        separated far from each other.
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     2. To a great distance in time from any point; remotely; as,
        he pushed his researches far into antiquity.
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     3. In great part; as, the day is far spent.
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     4. In a great proportion; by many degrees; very much; deeply;
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              Who can find a virtuous woman ? for her price is far
              above rubies.                         --Prov. xxxi.
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     As far as, to the extent, or degree, that. See As far as,
        under As.
     Far off.
        (a) At a great distance, absolutely or relatively.
        (b) Distant in sympathy or affection; alienated. "But now,
            in Christ Jesus, ye who some time were far off are
            made nigh by the blood of Christ." --Eph. ii. 13.
     Far other, different by a great degree; not the same; quite
        unlike. --Pope.
     Far and near, at a distance and close by; throughout a
        whole region.
     Far and wide, distantly and broadly; comprehensively. "Far
        and wide his eye commands." --Milton.
     From far, from a great distance; from a remote place.
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     Note: Far often occurs in self-explaining compounds, such as
           far-extended, far-reaching, far-spread.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adv 1: to a considerable degree; very much; "a far far better
             thing that I do"; "felt far worse than yesterday"; "eyes
             far too close together"
      2: at or to or from a great distance in space; "he traveled
         far"; "strayed far from home"; "sat far away from each other"
      3: at or to a certain point or degree; "I can only go so far
         before I have to give up"; "how far can we get with this kind
         of argument?"
      4: remote in time; "if we could see far into the future"; "all
         that happened far in the past"
      5: to an advanced stage or point; "a young man who will go very
      adj 1: located at a great distance in time or space or degree;
             "we come from a far country"; "far corners of the earth";
             "the far future"; "a far journey"; "the far side of the
             road"; "far from the truth"; "far in the future" [ant:
             close, near, nigh]
      2: being of a considerable distance or length; "a far trek"
      3: being the animal or vehicle on the right or being on the
         right side of an animal or vehicle; "the horse on the right
         is the far horse"; "the right side is the far side of the
      4: beyond a norm in opinion or actions; "the far right"
      n 1: a terrorist organization that seeks to overthrow the
           government dominated by Tutsi and to institute Hutu control
           again; "in 1999 ALIR guerrillas kidnapped and killed eight
           foreign tourists" [syn: Army for the Liberation of
           Rwanda, ALIR, Former Armed Forces, FAR,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  31 Moby Thesaurus words for "far":
     abase, afar, afar off, apart, asunder, at a distance, away, by far,
     considerably, distal, distant, exotic, far and away, far and wide,
     far away, far off, far-flung, far-off, faraway, long-distance,
     long-range, out and away, out of sight, outlying, quite, rather,
     remote, removed, separated, significantly, somewhat

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

         False Acception Rate

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

         Fixed Alternative Routing (SNI)

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

         Flow Admission Request [message] (LFAP)

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