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1. A significant physical distance from a hub of activity. No one comes to visit you because you guys are far out, living all the way over on west campus.
2. Difficult to understand, typically due to being very abstract or theoretical. These concepts are just too far out for me—I think I need to get a tutor.
3. Strange or different from the norm. Don't say anything too far out once you're in front of the committee, OK?
4. slang Awesome! Cool! You bought a new car? Hey, far out!
5. Drunk. Do you remember last night at the bar at all? You were really far out!
1. Lit. far from the center of things; far from town. The Smiths live sort of far out. The restaurant is nice, but too far out.
2. Sl. great; extraordinary. This jazz is really far out! You want to hear some far out heavy metal?
3. very hard to understand; arcane; highly theoretical. This physics chapter is too far out for me. I can't follow your far out line of reasoning.
4. intoxicated. Three beers and Wally was really far out.
1. Unusual or eccentric; very advanced. for example, Painting blindfolded, that's far out, or Her child-rearing theories are far out.
2. An interjection meaning "great" or "cool," as in All he could say when he won the lottery was "Far out!" Originally a slang term for daringly creative jazz, this expression has been applied to other art forms and undertakings. [Colloquial; mid-1900s]
1. mod. cool; great; extraordinary. This jazz is really far out!
2. mod. very hard to understand; arcane; highly theoretical. This stuff is too far out for me.
3. mod. alcohol or drug intoxicated. Three beers and Willy was really far out.
Slang Used to express amazement or approval.
Excellent; also, daringly unusual. This slangy expression originated in jazz about 1950, where it was used for particularly avant-garde performances. Almost immediately it was extended to mean outstanding. It is used both as an adjective (“this performance is far out”) and as an interjection (“This is great—far out!”). Its overuse soon made it a cliché.