further

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1fur·ther

adverb \ˈfər-thər\

: to or at a more distant place or time

: to a greater degree or extent

: in addition to what has been said

Full Definition of FURTHER

1
:  farther 1 <my ponies are tired, and I have further to go — Thomas Hardy>
2
:  in addition :  moreover
3
:  to a greater degree or extent <further annoyed by a second intrusion>
See Usage Discussion at farther

Examples of FURTHER

  1. We need to look back further into the past to find the cause of these problems.
  2. I've never been further west than St. Louis.
  3. Their house is further up the street.
  4. We need to research further into this matter.
  5. The police have been reluctant to take their investigation any further.
  6. They are not our friends. I would go even further and say they are our enemies.
  7. I had enough money to invest. I realized, further, that the risk was small.
  8. The town, such as it is, is one of those Northwest places that look like the outskirts of somewhere bigger, further down the road, but turn out to be all there is. —Jonathan Raban, New York Review of Books, 26 Mar. 2009

Origin of FURTHER

Middle English, from Old English furthor (akin to Old High German furthar further), comparative, from the base of Old English forth forth
First Known Use: before 12th century

Related to FURTHER

2fur·ther

verb \ˈfər-thər\

: to help the progress of (something) : to cause (something) to become more successful or advanced

fur·theredfur·ther·ing \ˈfərth-riŋ, ˈfər-thə-\

Full Definition of FURTHER

transitive verb
:  to help forward :  promote
fur·ther·er \ˈfər-thər-ər\ noun

Examples of FURTHER

  1. Their efforts greatly furthered the state of research.
  2. The funds are to be used to further the public good.

Origin of FURTHER

(see 1further)
First Known Use: before 12th century

3fur·ther

adjective \ˈfər-thər\

: more distant

Full Definition of FURTHER

1
:  farther 1 <rode … across the valley and up the further slopes — T. E. Lawrence>
2
:  going or extending beyond :  additional <further volumes> <further education>
See Usage Discussion at farther

Examples of FURTHER

  1. He will undergo further questioning.
  2. If you need further information you can call me.
  3. We do not expect any further deliveries today.
  4. I have nothing further to say.
  5. There is a further problem: do we have enough money?
  6. We parked in the further lot.
  7. There is more damage to the further part of the fence.

Origin of FURTHER

(see 1further)
First Known Use: 13th century

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