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farthest

adjective far·thest \ ˈfär-t͟həst \

Definition of farthest

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

Examples of farthest in a Sentence

  1. the farthest reaches of space

  2. for privacy and quiet, we requested a hotel room that was farthest from the elevator

Recent Examples of farthest from the Web

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First Known Use of farthest

14th century


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farthest

adverb

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 in a Sentence

  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.

Recent Examples of farthest from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'farthest.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of farthest

15th century


FARTHEST Defined for English Language Learners

farthest

adjective

Definition of farthest for English Language Learners

  • : most distant in space or time


farthest

adverb

Definition of farthest for English Language Learners

  • : to or at the greatest distance in space or time

  • : to the most advanced point

  • : by the greatest degree or extent


FARTHEST Defined for Kids

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farthest

adjective far·thest \ ˈfär-t͟həst \

Definition of farthest for Students

: most distant
  • the farthest end of the beach

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farthest

adverb

Definition of farthest for Students

1 : to or at the greatest distance in space or time
  • She ran farthest.
2 : to the most advanced point


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