What does afar mean?

Definitions for afarəˈfɑr

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word afar.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. afar(adverb)

    (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"


  1. Afar(ProperNoun)

    A Cushitic language spoken in Ethiopia, Eritrea and Djibouti.

  2. Afar(ProperNoun)

    The people speaking this language and residing in these regions.

  3. Afar(ProperNoun)

    A region in Ethiopia.

  4. afar(Adverb)

    At, to, or from a great distance; far away.

    He was seen from afar.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Afar(adverb)

    at, to, or from a great distance; far away; -- often used with from preceding, or off following; as, he was seen from afar; I saw him afar off

  2. Origin: [Pref. a- (for on or of) + far.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Afar

    a-fär′, adv. from a far distance (usually preceded by from): to a distance (usually followed by off). [A.S. feor, with prep. of or on. See Far.]


  1. AFAR

    AFAR is the collaborative travel guide.AFAR's focus is experiential travel: traveling to get beneath the surface of a place, to see it like the locals. At AFAR.com, an active and passionate community of travelers shares unique experiences by creating Highlights-a photo, a description of a specific experience, and a location.Travelers can also create Wanderlists, which are lists of their own or other people’s Highlights, grouped in whatever way they like-perhaps as a wishlist of a future trip, as a journal of a past trip, or something altogether more creative. Wanderlists can be as specific as “My Trip to Tokyo” or as broad as “Swimming Holes Worldwide.”AFAR Media also publishes AFAR magazine, now in its third year and growing aggressively. AFAR Experiences, an immersive travel event, is in its second year, after a successful first event in Cairo in the fall of 2011. This October AFAR Experiences takes place in South Africa. And Learning AFAR is the philanthropic arm of the company, providing underserved high school students the opportunity for international travel.

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  1. AFAR

    What does AFAR stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the AFAR acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.

Anagrams for afar »

  1. RAAF

  2. RAFA



  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of afar in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of afar in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. French Proverb:

    Travellers from afar can lie with impunity.

  2. Sam Walter Foss, Back Country Poems, 1892:

    Seek not for fresher founts afar, Just drop you bucket where you are.

  3. George Eliot:

    Our deeds still travel with us from afar, and what we have been makes us what we are.

  4. Firdausi:

    Keep thy heart afar from sorrow, and be not anxious about the trouble which is not yet come.

  5. Chinese:

    It is not easy to stop the fire when the water is at a distance; friends at hand are better than relations afar off.

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