Definition of faraway in English:



  • 1Distant in space or time.

    ‘exotic and faraway locations’
    • ‘From Brisbane, she conducts long distance ultrasounds with patients in faraway Townsville.’
    • ‘The events of the previous day seemed so faraway, as though only a distant memory.’
    • ‘It was a grand destination, a title now reserved for Caribbean hideaways and faraway ski resorts.’
    • ‘I think my first plane flight wasn't until I was 12, and that was to the faraway place of Arizona.’
    • ‘Then there are the stories of faraway lands and long journeys through fretful nights.’
    • ‘The brilliant beacons whose radiation streams out of faraway galaxies are known as quasars.’
    • ‘While working full-time at the BBC, I spent about four years flying to quite faraway places to film on location.’
    • ‘Golf is a game of wide open spaces and, increasingly, faraway places.’
    • ‘Fifty-four turned up along with their family members, from such faraway places as Los Angeles and Mumbai.’
    • ‘He shipped others to a faraway town or gave them to a trusted friend.’
    • ‘The only pass we knew about then was the faraway Kyber Pass.’
    • ‘Although I sometimes feel like a foreigner in a faraway town, I have always felt comforted by the vastness and beauty of the land.’
    • ‘Why not also indulge the pleasure of reading about fancier meals and faraway places?’
    • ‘It wasn't just a phone call in the deepest night to a faraway place with a remote person about a crazy subject.’
    • ‘But it's not just a book about things that happen over there in faraway places.’
    • ‘Yet, she was transferred to a faraway village where it was impossible for her to get regular and quality medical treatment.’
    • ‘He hears of men going to wars, but it is always a distant thing in a faraway place for him.’
    • ‘Such constant interventions in faraway countries might seem to hold limited appeal for Americans.’
    • ‘So, in pre-internet days, family research could only be done by travelling to faraway places and digging through records and archives.’
    distant, far off, far
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    1. 1.1 Seeming remote from the immediate surroundings; dreamy.
      ‘she had a strange faraway look in her eyes’
      • ‘The majority of dancers, in an attempt to obscure the reality, push this theme to some faraway corner of the brain.’
      • ‘But aside from that, I couldn't help but notice that faraway look he had.’
      • ‘Her eyes were dreamy and faraway and although she looked into mine I knew it wasn't me he was seeing.’
      • ‘Sometimes he would get that faraway look, like he was a million miles away.’
      • ‘Lydia smiled at her whenever she saw that faraway look on Aleena's face.’
      • ‘Consequently, what illustrations exist of the Acadian landscape tend to be faraway and vague.’
      • ‘Tony's voice was just on the other side of the door, but it sounded faraway and distant.’
      • ‘My father's eyes looked distant, the sort of foreign, faraway gaze he always had when he was being serious.’
      • ‘Her pale face had taken on a dreamy glow, a faraway look glazed her eyes.’
      • ‘Perhaps he spoke to me, perhaps not, everything sounded distant and faraway.’
      • ‘"Grace, " he said, and his voice sounded faraway.’
      • ‘But his eyes seemed distant and faraway, seeing more than just what lay before him.’
      • ‘Jim stared at it a long moment, his eyes taking on a faraway, distant look.’
      dreamy, daydreaming, abstracted, absent-minded, distracted, preoccupied, absorbed, engrossed, vague, lost in thought, somewhere else, not there, not with us, in a world of one's own, with one's head in the clouds
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