What does the word afar mean?

Usage examples for afar

  1. Though Thou art afar, Thy rays are upon earth; Though Thou art on high, Thy footprints are the day. – There was a King in Egypt by Norma Lorimer
  2. So high as to be seen afar off. – The Works of John Bunyan Volume 3 by John Bunyan
  3. Shall any still that stood afar off and watched the struggle, maybe sympathetically, or with cold indifference- shall they blame us for having surrendered? – In the Shadow of Death by P. H. Kritzinger and R. D. McDonald