afar: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (u-fär'), [key]
— adv.
  1. from, at, or to a distance; far away (usually fol. by off&hasp;): He saw the castle afar off.
  1. from a long way off: The princess saw him riding toward her from afar.


Pronunciation: (ä'fär), [key]
— pl. A•fars, A•fa•ra A•far
  1. a member of a nomadic Muslim people living in Eritrea, Djibouti, and northern Ethiopia.
  2. the Northern Cushitic language spoken by the Afars. Also called
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