Dictionary

1farthest

adjective far·thest \ˈfär-thəst\

: most distant in space or time

Full Definition of FARTHEST

:  most distant especially in space or time <the farthest frontier> <the seat farthest from the door>

Examples of FARTHEST

  1. the farthest reaches of space
  2. <for privacy and quiet, we requested a hotel room that was farthest from the elevator>

First Known Use of FARTHEST

14th century

2farthest

adverb

: to or at the greatest distance in space or time

: to the most advanced point

: by the greatest degree or extent

Full Definition of FARTHEST

1
:  to or at the greatest distance in space or time <who can jump the farthest>
2
:  to the most advanced point <goes farthest toward answering the question>
3
:  by the greatest degree or extent :  most <the painting farthest removed from reality>

Examples of FARTHEST

  1. He chose the seat farthest from the door.
  2. We had a contest to see who could hit a golf ball the farthest.
  3. This plan goes farthest toward achieving our goal.
  4. Of all the paintings, this one is the farthest removed from reality.

First Known Use of FARTHEST

15th century

Browse

2 ENTRIES FOUND:
Next Word in the Dictionary: farthingPrevious Word in the Dictionary: farthermostAll Words Near: farthest
May 24, 2015
erudite Hear it
learned or pedantic
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears