farthest

adjective
far·​thest | \ˈfär-t͟həst \

Definition of farthest 

(Entry 1 of 2)

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

farthest

adverb

Definition of farthest (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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Synonyms & Antonyms for farthest

Synonyms: Adjective

extreme, farthermost, furthermost, furthest, outermost, outmost, remotest, ultimate, utmost

Antonyms: Adjective

inmost, innermost, nearest

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Examples of farthest in a Sentence

Adjective

the farthest reaches of space for privacy and quiet, we requested a hotel room that was farthest from the elevator

Adverb

He chose the seat farthest from the door. We had a contest to see who could hit a golf ball the farthest. This plan goes farthest toward achieving our goal. Of all the paintings, this one is the farthest removed from reality.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

This large difference between The Goblin’s closest approach and its farthest approach is the evidence for Planet Nine that astronomers are looking for. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "Scientists Find Dwarf Planet 'The Goblin' Lurking in the Outer Solar System," 2 Oct. 2018 This would be the largest and farthest single move to date, involving Van Niekerk’s 32 rhinos and another eight from Phinda, an andBeyond reserve in -KwaZulu-Natal. Jason Florio, Smithsonian, "The Dangerous Work of Relocating 5,000-Pound Rhinos," 22 May 2018 The farthest inland port on the East Coast, Baltimore is well-positioned on the Interstate 95 corridor and closest to Midwest automakers — advantages for its auto shipping business. Colin Campbell, baltimoresun.com, "From Jaguars to 'junkers,' Baltimore longshoremen are first and last behind the wheel," 21 May 2018 Here is his first of two goals to kick start a memorable Champions League night for the Egyptian, a sublime cut inside and curling shot to the deepest, farthest corner of Alisson’s goal to kick-start Tuesday’s goal fest at Anfield. Juan Pimiento, chicagotribune.com, "Real Madrid upend Bayern, Liverpool rout Roma and the best of the week in soccer," 26 Apr. 2018 Winchester ran at full speed to the farthest range of the slope and just inside the curve of our view. Author: Christine Cunningham, Anchorage Daily News, "Two dogs, hunting by their own set of rules," 10 Apr. 2018 Yeah, there's shuttle service between your dorm and your farthest class, but a 20-minute walk to campus and 20-minute walk home is 40 minutes of exercise without stepping foot in the gym. Elizabeth Narins, Cosmopolitan, "30 Ways to Stay Fit When You Get to College," 26 Aug. 2016 In addition to the blind bogey awards, there will be prizes for early bird registrations, farthest travel, biggest fish, even prizes for those who don’t catch any fish or choose to catch and release. Ernie Cowan Outdoors, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Sierra fishing trip beckons," 5 Mar. 2018 It was reworked and woven into American lore, most famously by Bernard Malamud, who, in The Natural, turned it into a kind of myth: There’s a ballplayer, Roy Hobbs, from beyond the farthest city light, who, at 15, can already do everything. Rich Cohen, SI.com, "The Chilling Story of Eddie Waitkus and His Encounter with an Obsessed Cubs Fan," 13 Sep. 2017

Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb

Half cookbook, half travel diary, the text vests even the farthest-flung locales (Tavira, Murcia, Samos, Rioja) with a distinctive flavor. Marley Marius, Vogue, "11 Cookbooks for Every Foodie on Your List," 15 Nov. 2018 Typically, the person with the higher status enters the summit venue last and sits farthest from the door, said a Japanese official who had attended past dialogues between Japanese and North Korean officials. New York Times, "Planning Trump-Kim Meeting: Who Sits Where, What Will They Eat and Who Pays?," 3 June 2018 The European Space Agency’s Planck satellite provided some of the farthest-out imagery, the heat map of the cosmos that can show us the incubators of tomorrow’s galaxies. John Schwartz, New York Times, "At the Hayden Planetarium, a Joyride Across the Cosmos," 9 Mar. 2018 Here’s an idea: Whoever goes farthest into the tournament gets to keep the nickname. Charles Curtis, For The Win, "Ranking all 68 of the 2018 NCAA tournament teams by mascot," 13 Mar. 2018 One of the biggest and farthest reaching charities in America. Sam Mellinger, kansascity, "Mellinger Minutes: Chiefs’ ceiling, Royals’ plan, Marcus Peters, Star Wars, burning tables, and charities," 19 Dec. 2017 Hefner likes to wait for even the farthest-flung clippings to arrive in the mail so that there will be no loose ends or missing links, no late additions that force him to start a new set of photos on the left-hand page. Chris Jones, Esquire, "The House of Hugh Hefner," 28 Sep. 2017 Our $5 went farthest here, yielding a big bag of delicious candy and 65 cents change. Erin Ben-moche, chicagotribune.com, "How much candy can you get with $5? We take a fiver and a sweet tooth to Chicago stores," 1 Aug. 2017 Most of the existential fear today comes from concerns over North Korea, but the reality is that North Korea’s farthest-reaching nuclear missile can reach only as far as Guam, according to Al Jazeera. Elizabeth King, Longreads, "Two-And-a-Half Minutes to Midnight: Our Fear of Nukes and How We Got Here," 22 June 2017

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First Known Use of farthest

Adjective

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Adverb

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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More Definitions for farthest

farthest

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of farthest

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: most distant in space or time

farthest

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of farthest (Entry 2 of 2)

: to or at the greatest distance in space or time

: to the most advanced point

: by the greatest degree or extent

farthest

adjective
far·​thest | \ˈfär-t͟həst \

Kids Definition of farthest

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: most distant the farthest end of the beach

farthest

adverb

Kids Definition of farthest (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : to or at the greatest distance in space or time She ran farthest.

2 : to the most advanced point

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