Something that's distant from you is faraway. Your faraway pen pal's letters might take over a week to arrive in your mailbox.

You can describe something that's far off or removed from you with the adjective faraway — and you can also use it for things that only feel distant, or that happened a long time ago. Your faraway childhood or the faraway history of your town's oldest building are a couple of examples. This word can also be correctly spelled with a hyphen, far-away, or as two words, far away.

Definitions of faraway
  1. adjective
    very far away in space or time
    faraway mountains”
    “the faraway future”
    synonyms: far-off
    located at a great distance in time or space or degree
  2. adjective
    far removed mentally
    “a faraway (or distant) look in her eyes”
    distant, remote
    far apart in relevance or relationship or kinship
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