What does afar mean?
The definition of afar
A*far”, adv.
Etym: [Pref. a-.(for on or of) + far.]

At, to, or from a great distance; far away; — often used with from preceding, or off following; as, he was seen from afar; I saw him afar off. The steep where Fame’s proud temple shines afar. Beattie.