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Meaning of FARTHER

Pronunciation:  'fârdhur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adv]  to or at a greater distance in time or space (`farther' is used more frequently than `further' in this physical sense); "farther north"; "moved farther away"; "farther down the corridor"; "the practice may go back still farther to the Druids"; "went only three miles further"; "further in the future"
  2. [adv]  to or at a greater extent or degree or a more advanced stage (`further' is used more often than `farther' in this abstract sense); "further complicated by uncertainty about the future"; "let's not discuss it further"; "nothing could be further from the truth"; "they are further along in their research than we expected"; "the application of the law was extended farther"; "he is going no farther in his studies"
  3. [adj]  more distant in especially space or time; "they live in the farther house"
  4. [adj]  more distant in especially degree; "nothing could be further from the truth"; "further from our expectations"; "farther from the truth"; "farther from our expectations"

FARTHER is a 7 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: far, further, further



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Far"ther\ (f[aum]r"[th][~e]r), a., compar. of {Far}.
    [superl. {Farthest} (-[th][e^]st). See {Further}.] [For
    farrer, OE. ferrer, compar. of far; confused with further.
    Cf. {Farthest}.]
    1. More remote; more distant than something else.
    2. Tending to a greater distance; beyond a certain point;
       additional; further.
             Before our farther way the fates allow. --Dryden.
             Let me add a farther Truth.           --Dryden.
             Some farther change awaits us.        --MIlton.
  2. \Far"ther\, adv.
    1. At or to a greater distance; more remotely; beyond; as,
       let us rest with what we have, without looking farther.
    2. Moreover; by way of progress in treating a subject; as,
       farther, let us consider the probable event.
    {No farther}, (used elliptically for) go no farther; say no
       more, etc.
             It will be dangerous to go on. No farther ! --Shak.
  3. \Far"ther\, v. t.
    To help onward. [R.] See {Further}.
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