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

adj very far away in space or time

faraway mountains”
“the faraway future”
located at a great distance in time or space or degree

adj 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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