Definition of how far in English:

how far

1Used to ask how great a distance is: they wanted to know how far he could travel
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  • 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
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  • 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.
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