Share this entry

Share this page

how far

Definition of how far in English:

1Used to ask how great a distance is: they wanted to know how far he could travel
More example sentences
  • If aviation fuel is noticeable at this distance from Gatwick, how far does it extend?
  • I know there are buses, but how far is it to walk?
  • How far is it around the lakes?
2To what extent: he was not sure how far she was committed
More example sentences
  • This may have been the decision of one individual, I'm not sure how far it was pursued.
  • Not sure how far he got with it all, but there's a thread about his efforts somewhere about.
  • The increase shows just how far the town has come with regard to its war on litter in recent months.
See parent entry: far

Definition of how far in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day orthoepy
Pronunciation: ôrˈTHōəpē
noun
the correct or accepted pronunciation of words