Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Far-off adjective Remote; as, the far-off distance. Confer Far-off , under Far , adverb
Far-stretched adjective Stretched beyond ordinary limits.
Farfetch transitive verb
.] To bring from far; to seek out studiously.
To farfetch the name of Tartar from a Hebrew word. Fuller.
Farfetch noun Anything brought from far, or brought about with studious care; a deep strategem. [ Obsolete] "Politic farfetches ." Hudibras.
Farfetched adjective 1. Brought from far, or from a remote place.
Every remedy contained a multitude of farfetched and heterogeneous ingredients. Hawthorne. 2. Studiously sought; not easily or naturally deduced or introduced; forced; strained.
Farina (fȧ*rī"nȧ or fȧ*rē"nȧ) noun [ Latin , meal, flour, from far a sort of grain, spelt; akin to English barley .]
1. A fine flour or meal made from cereal grains or from the starch or fecula of vegetables, extracted by various processes, and used in cookery. 2. (Botany) Pollen. [ R.] Craig.
Farinaceous adjective [ Latin farinaceus .]
1. Consisting or made of meal or flour; as, a farinaceous diet. 2. Yielding farina or flour; as, ffarinaceous seeds. 3. Like meal; mealy; pertaining to meal; as, a farinaceous taste, smell, or appearance.
Farinose adjective [ Latin farinosus : confer French farineux .]
1. Yielding farina; as, farinose substances. 2. (Bot. & Zoology) Covered with a sort of white, mealy powder, as the leaves of some poplars, and the body of certain insects; mealy.
Farl transitive verb Same as Furl .
[ Obsolete] Beau. & Fl.
[ Middle English ferlish
wonder, as adj., strange, sudden, fearful, Anglo-Saxon fǣrlīc
sudden. See Fear
.] An unusual or unexpected thing; a wonder. See Fearly .
[ Obsolete or Prov. Eng.] Drayton.
[ Middle English ferme
rent, lease, French ferme
, Late Latin firma
, from Latin firmus
firm, fast, firmare
to make firm or fast. See Firm
, adjective & noun
] 1. The rent of land, -- originally paid by reservation of part of its products.
[ Obsolete] 2. The term or tenure of a lease of land for cultivation; a leasehold.
It is great willfulness in landlords to make any longer farms to their tenants. Spenser. 3. The land held under lease and by payment of rent for the purpose of cultivation. 4. Any tract of land devoted to agricultural purposes, under the management of a tenant or the owner.
» In English the ideas of a lease, a term, and a rent, continue to be in a great degree inseparable, even from the popular meaning of a farm
, as they are entirely so from the legal sense. Burrill. 5. A district of country leased (or farmed) out for the collection of the revenues of government.
The province was devided into twelve farms . Burke. 6. (O. Eng. Law) A lease of the imposts on particular goods; as, the sugar farm , the silk farm .
Whereas G. H. held the farm of sugars upon a rent of 10,000 marks per annum. State Trials (1196).
Farm transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Farmed
; present participle & verbal noun Farming
.] 1. To lease or let for an equivalent, as land for a rent; to yield the use of to proceeds.
We are enforced to farm our royal realm. Shak. 2. To give up to another, as an estate, a business, the revenue, etc., on condition of receiving in return a percentage of what it yields; as, to farm the taxes.
To farm their subjects and their duties toward these. Burke. 3. To take at a certain rent or rate. 4. To devote (land) to agriculture; to cultivate, as land; to till, as a farm. To farm let
, To let to farm
, to lease on rent.
Farm intransitive verb To engage in the business of tilling the soil; to labor as a farmer.
Farmable adjective Capable of being farmed.
Farmer noun [ Confer French fermier .] One who farms ; as: (a) One who hires and cultivates a farm; a cultivator of leased ground; a tenant. Smart. (b) One who is devoted to the tillage of the soil; one who cultivates a farm; an agriculturist; a husbandman. (c) One who takes taxes, customs, excise, or other duties, to collect, either paying a fixed annuual rent for the privilege; as, a farmer of the revenues. (d) (Mining) The lord of the field, or one who farms the lot and cope of the crown. Farmer-general [ French fermier-general ], one to whom the right of levying certain taxes, in a particular district, was farmed out , under the former French monarchy, for a given sum paid down. -- Farmers' satin , a light material of cotton and worsted, used for coat linings. McElrath. -- The king's farmer (O. Eng. Law) , one to whom the collection of a royal revenue was farmed out. Burrill.
Farmeress noun A woman who farms.
Farmership noun Skill in farming.
Farmery noun The buildings and yards necessary for the business of a farm; a homestead. [ Eng.]
Farmhouse noun A dwelling house on a farm; a farmer's residence.
Farming adjective Pertaining to agriculture; devoted to, adapted to, or engaged in, farming; as, farming tools; farming land; a farming community.
Farming noun The business of cultivating land.
Farmost adjective Most distant; farthest.
A spacious cave within its farmost part. Dryden.
Farmstead noun A farm with the building upon it; a homestead on a farm. Tennyson.
With its pleasant groves and farmsteads . Carlyle.
Farmsteading noun A farmstead. [ Scot.] Black.
Farmyard noun The yard or inclosure attached to a barn, or the space inclosed by the farm buildings.
[ From Far
] The state of being far off; distance; remoteness.
[ R.] Grew.
Faro noun [ Said to be so called because the Egyptian king Pharaoh was formerly represented upon one of the cards.] A gambling game at cards, in which all the other players play against the dealer or banker, staking their money upon the order in which the cards will lie and be dealt from the pack. Faro bank , the capital which the proprietor of a faro table ventures in the game; also, the place where a game of faro is played. Hoyle.
Faroese noun sing. & plural An inhabitant, or, collectively, inhabitants, of the Faroe islands.
[ See Farrago
.] Formed of various materials; mixed; as, a farraginous mountain.
[ R.] Kirwan.
A farraginous concurrence of all conditions, tempers, sexes, and ages. Sir T. Browne.
[ Latin farrago
, mixed fodder for cattle, mash, medley, from far
a sort of grain. See Farina
.] A mass composed of various materials confusedly mixed; a medley; a mixture.
A confounded farrago of doubts, fears, hopes, wishes, and all the flimsy furniture of a country miss's brain. Sheridan.
Farrand noun [ Middle English farand beautiful; confer Gael. farranta neat, stout, stately; or perhaps akin to English fare .] Manner; custom; fashion; humor. [ Prov. Eng.] [ Written also farand .] Grose.
[ Middle English farrour
, Old French ferreor
, Late Latin Ferrator
, ferrarius equorum
, from ferrare
to shoe a horse, ferrum
a horseshoe, from Latin ferrum
iron. Confer Ferreous
.] 1. A shoer of horses; a veterinary surgeon.
Farrier intransitive verb To practice as a farrier; to carry on the trade of a farrier. [ Obsolete] Mortimer.
1. The art of shoeing horses. 2. The art of preventing, curing, or mitigating diseases of horses and cattle; the veterinary art. 3. The place where a smith shoes horses.
[ Anglo-Saxon fearh
a little pig; a akin to Old High German farh
, pig, dim. farheli
little pig, German fercel
, Dutch varken
pig, Lithuanian parszas
, Latin porcus
, Greek po`rkos
. Confer Pork
.] A litter of pigs. Shak.
Farrow transitive verb & i.
[ imperfect & past participle Farrowed
; present participle & verbal noun Farrowing
.] To bring forth (young); -- said only of swine. Tusser.
[ Confer Scot. ferry cow
a cow that is not with calf, Dutch vaarkoe
, heifer, German färse
, Anglo-Saxon fearr
bull, German farre
. Confer Heifer
.] Not producing young in a given season or year; - - said only of cows.
» If a cow has had a calf, but fails in a subsequent year, she is said to be farrow
, or to go farrow
Farry noun A farrow. [ Obsolete] Perry.
[ See Farce
] (Eccl.) An addition to, or a paraphrase of, some part of the Latin service in the vernacular; -- common in English before the Reformation.
1. Able to see to a great distance; farsighted. 2. Having foresight as regards the future.
1. Seeing to great distance; hence, of good judgment regarding the remote effects of actions; sagacious. 2. (Medicine) Hypermetropic.
1. Quality of bbeing farsighted. 2. (Medicine) Hypermetropia.
. [ superl. Farthest
(-&thlig;ĕst). See Further
.] [ For farrer
, Middle English ferrer
, compar. of far
; confused with further
. Confer Farthest
.] 1. More remote; more distant than something else. 2. Tending to a greater distance; beyond a certain point; additional; further.
Before our farther way the fates allow. Dryden.
Let me add a farther Truth. Dryden.
Some farther change awaits us. MIlton.
Farther adverb 1. At or to a greater distance; more remotely; beyond; as, let us rest with what we have, without looking farther . 2. Moreover; by way of progress in treating a subject; as, farther , let us consider the probable event. No farther
, (used elliptically for) go no farther; say no more, etc.
It will be dangerous to go on. No farther ! Shak.
Farther transitive verb To help onward. [ R.] See Further .
Farthermost adjective Most remote; farthest.