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[fahr-ree-ching] /ˈfɑrˈri tʃɪŋ/
extending far in influence, effect, etc.:
the far-reaching effect of his speech.
Origin of far-reaching
Related forms
far-reachingly, adverb
far-reachingness, noun
Can be confused
far-fetched, far-flung, far-reaching. Unabridged
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  • Between oddball earthquakes and far-reaching hurricanes, much of the country is in disaster preparation mode right now.
  • These far-reaching effects illustrate the profound impact air pollution can have on the land.
  • As with all wedge issues, technical details masked a host of larger and more far-reaching concerns.
  • Whether they realize it or not, every member of our modern society makes far-reaching decisions every day.
  • Even small temperature changes can have far-reaching effects on the life cycles of marine animals from corals to whales.
  • Encourage them to think about the far-reaching effects of habitat destruction and species loss.
  • When this happens, there can be far-reaching consequences, including droughts in some places and flooding in others.
  • Humans have no remembered experience of such sudden, far-reaching shifts.
  • But from a deeper perspective, limiting purchases has far-reaching benefits.
  • It also has far-reaching consequences for the natural world.
British Dictionary definitions for far-reaching


extensive in influence, effect, or range
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for far-reaching

1824, from far + present participle of reach (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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