Fur·ther adv. To a greater distance; in addition; moreover. See Farther.
Carries us, I know not how much further, into familiar company. --M. Arnold.
They sdvanced us far as Eleusis and Thria; but no further. --Jowett (Thucyd. ).
Further off, not so near; apart by a greater distance.
Fur·ther, a. compar. [Positive wanting; superl. Furthest.]
1. More remote; at a greater distance; more in advance; farther; as, the further end of the field. See Farther.
2. Beyond; additional; as, a further reason for this opinion; nothing further to suggest.
Note: ☞ The forms further and farther are in general not differentiated by writers, but further is preferred by many when application to quantity or degree is implied.
Fur·ther, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Furthered p. pr. & vb. n. Furthering.] To help forward; to promote; to advance; to forward; to help or assist.
This binds thee, then, to further my design. --Dryden.
I should nothing further the weal public. --Robynsom (More's Utopia).
adj 1: at a great distance in time or space or degree; "we come
from a far country"; "far corners of the earth"; "the
far future"; "a far journey"; "the far side of the
road"; "far from the truth"; "far in the future" [ant:
2: being of a considerable distance or length; "a far trek"
3: being the animal or vehicle on the right or being on the
right side of an animal or vehicle; "the horse on the
right is the far horse"; "the right side is the far side
of the horse"
4: beyond a norm in opinion or actions; "the far right"
n : a terrorist organization that seeks to overthrow the
government dominated by Tutsi and to reinstitute Hutu
control; "in 1999 ALIR guerrillas kidnapped and killed
eight foreign tourists" [syn: Army for the Liberation of
Rwanda, ALIR, Former Armed Forces, Interahamwe]
adv 1: to a considerable degree; very much; "a far far better thing
that I do"; "felt far worse than yesterday"; "eyes far
too close together"
2: at or to or from a great distance in space; "he traveled
far"; "strayed far from home"; "sat far away from each
3: at or to a certain point or degree; "I can only go so far
before I have to give up"; "how far can we get with this
kind of argument?"
4: remote in time; "if we could see far into the future"; "all
that happened far in the past"
5: to an advanced stage or point; "a young man who will go very
[also: further, farther]
adj 1: existing or coming by way of addition; "an additional
problem"; "further information"; "there will be
further delays"; "took more time" [syn: additional,
2: more distant in especially degree; "nothing could be further
from the truth"; "further from our expectations"; "farther
from the truth"; "farther from our expectations" [syn: farther]
adv 1: 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" [syn: farther]
2: in addition or furthermore; "if we further suppose"; "stated
further that he would not cooperate with them"; "they are
definitely coming; further, they should be here already"
3: 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" [syn: farther]
v 1: promote the growth of; "Foster our children's well-being and
education" [syn: foster]
2: contribute to the progress or growth of; "I am promoting the
use of computers in the classroom" [syn: promote, advance,