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ADVERB (1)

1. over great areas or distances; everywhere;
- Example: "he traveled far and wide"
- Example: "the news spread far and wide"
- Example: "people came from far and near"
- Example: "searched for the child far and near"
[syn: far and wide, far and near]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Near \Near\ (n[=e]r), adv. [AS. ne['a]r, compar. of ne['a]h nigh. See Nigh.] 1. At a little distance, in place, time, manner, or degree; not remote; nigh. [1913 Webster] My wife! my traitress! let her not come near me. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Nearly; almost; well-nigh. "Near twenty years ago." --Shak. "Near a fortnight ago." --Addison. [1913 Webster] Near about the yearly value of the land. --Locke. [1913 Webster] 3. Closely; intimately. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Far and near, at a distance and close by; throughout a whole region. To come near to, to want but little of; to approximate to. "Such a sum he found would go near to ruin him." --Addison. Near the wind (Naut.), close to the wind; closehauled. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Far \Far\, adv. 1. To a great extent or distance of space; widely; as, we are separated far from each other. [1913 Webster] 2. To a great distance in time from any point; remotely; as, he pushed his researches far into antiquity. [1913 Webster] 3. In great part; as, the day is far spent. [1913 Webster] 4. In a great proportion; by many degrees; very much; deeply; greatly. [1913 Webster] Who can find a virtuous woman ? for her price is far above rubies. --Prov. xxxi. 10. [1913 Webster] As far as, to the extent, or degree, that. See As far as, under As. Far off. (a) At a great distance, absolutely or relatively. (b) Distant in sympathy or affection; alienated. "But now, in Christ Jesus, ye who some time were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ." --Eph. ii. 13. Far other, different by a great degree; not the same; quite unlike. --Pope. Far and near, at a distance and close by; throughout a whole region. Far and wide, distantly and broadly; comprehensively. "Far and wide his eye commands." --Milton. From far, from a great distance; from a remote place. [1913 Webster] Note: Far often occurs in self-explaining compounds, such as far-extended, far-reaching, far-spread. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

far and near adv 1: over great areas or distances; everywhere; "he traveled far and wide"; "the news spread far and wide"; "people came from far and near"; "searched for the child far and near" [syn: far and wide, far and near]