farthest

adjective
far·​thest | \ ˈfär-t͟həst How to pronounce farthest (audio) \

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

Antonyms: Adjective

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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 The solstices are the two days when the sun's path is farthest from the equator, causing the greatest difference in the amount of sunlight. Shanti Lerner, The Arizona Republic, "The first day of spring is coming. Here are ways to celebrate the equinox in Phoenix," 13 Mar. 2021 Much of the cargo moved through the Howard Street Tunnel travels to Midwestern markets from Seagirt, the farthest inland East Coast port terminal. Colin Campbell, baltimoresun.com, "20 years after Baltimore’s Howard Street Tunnel fire, long-sought expansion project poised to begin," 28 Apr. 2021 These supermoons make the moon appear 14% bigger in the sky than the smallest, farthest moon, the puny moon. Dean Regas, The Enquirer, "Supermoon 2021: The largest full moon of the year coming Monday night," 23 Apr. 2021 If not, the Corps takes that sediment to the farthest out-to-sea dumping grounds away from the bay. Taylor Kate Brown, San Francisco Chronicle, "MicroClimates: 'The power of mud'," 16 Apr. 2021 Usoro, a junior, jumped 47-7 in the triple jump at Tech’s home outdoor meet Saturday — a mark that ranks No. 1 in the NCAA and No. 2 in the world for this year, and was the sixth-farthest jump in NCAA history. Greg Riddle, Dallas News, "Cedar Hill’s Brya Brewer, the nation’s No. 1 triple jumper, commits to Texas Tech," 11 Apr. 2021 Who parks in the farthest spot from the entrance to Kroger? Gregg Doyel, USA TODAY, "Referee Bert Smith's fall in men's NCAA Tournament game didn't kill him. It saved his life.," 9 Apr. 2021 Who parks in the farthest spot from the entrance to Kroger? Gregg Doyel, The Indianapolis Star, "Doyel: NCAA Tourney fall didn't kill referee Bert Smith. It saved his life.," 9 Apr. 2021 The speed can be tuned using a longer acceleration period, and for the farthest dwarf planets, this period could be much longer, the scientists say. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "The Direct Fusion Drive That Could Get Us Past Neptune in 10 Years," 7 Apr. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb After all, one of the big changes in the marijuana business is going to be the shift from an almost entirely laissez-faire industry to one that’s taxed and regulated to support one of the farthest-reaching social-justice programs in the state. Kevin T. Dugan, Curbed, "New York Weed Dealers Face a Choice: Go Corporate or Stay Underground," 4 May 2021 Other courts nationwide also have struck down the CDC order, but the decision in Tennessee's western district is the farthest-reaching, according to housing advocates. Irina Ivanova, CBS News, "Memphis faces eviction crisis after court strikes down federal ban," 23 Apr. 2021 Wildfires and hurricanes raged through states that lagged farthest behind on the count, displacing residents and eating up crucial time. Washington Post, "Will Americans be able to count on the results of the 2020 Census?," 22 Apr. 2021 Although Elsevier has reached open-access agreements with other research institutions, this is the largest and farthest-reaching of its kind. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, "Column: UC achieves another big win in its long battle with major scientific publishers," 16 Mar. 2021 The affected leaves are the ones located farthest from the ends of the branches. Dan Gill, NOLA.com, "Even on evergreens, it's natural for leaves to yellow and drop. Here's how to tell if it's a problerm," 27 Jan. 2021 The missions that humankind has sent farthest into space, a pair of NASA spacecraft called the Voyagers, are billions of miles from Earth. Marina Koren, The Atlantic, "The Sun Is Disturbing the Quiet of Interstellar Space," 4 Dec. 2020 Most of those efforts focused on students with disabilities and students learning English, who were falling farthest behind according to the school’s data, Jespersen said. Rachel Alexander, oregonlive, "More than half the high-schoolers in this Oregon district are failing at least one class with week to go," 11 Nov. 2020 Chapman is the only player from California and is the athlete who comes from farthest away — nearly 2,200 miles. John Maffei, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Former Lincoln star Don Chapman finds home at North Carolina," 9 Oct. 2020

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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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“Farthest.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/farthest. Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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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
chiefly US : by the greatest degree or extent

farthest

adjective
far·​thest | \ ˈfär-t͟həst How to pronounce farthest (audio) \

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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