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[fahr-awf, -of] /ˈfɑrˈɔf, -ˈɒf/
distant; remote.
Origin of far-off
1580-90 Unabridged
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  • There it would stand, all alone, as a distant ghostly eminence above the far-off horizon.
  • At the tip is an optical sensor, that can detect a laser beam being shone on a far-off target.
  • The human observer seemed as far-off to the spider as telescopic objects seem to us.
  • The lucky few who get jobs are often being told to find something else to do for now, and report for duty on some far-off date.
  • Some of the objects were prized as exotic messengers from far-off lands.
British Dictionary definitions for far-off


adjective (far off when postpositive)
remote in space or time; distant
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Word Origin and History for far-off

also faroff, 1590s, from far + off.

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