fur·ther·more | \ˈfər-t͟hər-ˌmȯr, ˈfər-t͟hə-\

Definition of furthermore 

: in addition to what precedes : besides She always arrives on time; furthermore, her work is always excellent.

Keep scrolling for more

Examples of furthermore in a Sentence

I'm not interested in what you are selling, and furthermore, I asked your company not to contact me ever again.

Recent Examples on the Web

Fundamental changes in the technological means of production will furthermore allow goods to be produced on demand, near where they will be used, in ways that can unsettle international order. George P. Shultz, WSJ, "America Can Ride the 21st Century’s Waves of Change," 27 June 2018 That is because dark matter carries five times the mass of ordinary matter and, furthermore, does not directly interact with light. Lisa Randall, Scientific American, "What Is Dark Matter?," 8 May 2018 And furthermore, those habits might not be helpful—and indeed can be harmful—for others. Yvette D'entremont, SELF, "I Lost 90 Pounds. Maintaining That Weight Loss Was Harder.," 1 May 2018 But furthermore, according to Greek mythology, Leto escaped Hera to give birth to Apollo and Artemis on the island, making it a sacred space where mortals could neither be born or die. Kathryn Lindsay, refinery29.com, "The Mythology Of Westworld Has A Lot Of Hidden Clues," 30 Apr. 2018 The Drone Host doesn't seem to recognize Bernard as a fellow host or a threat, and furthermore, the lab door recognizes his DNA and allows him to enter. Mehera Bonner, Harper's BAZAAR, "Westworld's Season 2 Premiere Delivered Complete Chaos," 23 Apr. 2018 As a group, furthermore, Minnesota will have to add more bench depth and perimeter shooting to emerge as a true contender. Marc Stein, New York Times, "Timberwolves’ Jimmy Butler Rekindles Playoff Fire in Minnesota," 22 Apr. 2018 Rhetorical appeals to the brain’s amazing complexity, furthermore, lead easily to a mystical acceptance of its ineffability. Steven Poole, WSJ, "‘The Biological Mind’ Review: Identify Your Self," 5 Apr. 2018 And furthermore, how to make fish that is smooth and crisp outside and flaky and steaming inside? Eric Velasco, AL.com, "How to make fish and chips for St. Patrick's Day," 16 Apr. 2017

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

See More

First Known Use of furthermore

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about furthermore

Share furthermore

Statistics for furthermore

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for furthermore

The first known use of furthermore was in the 13th century

See more words from the same century

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for furthermore



English Language Learners Definition of furthermore

: in addition to what has been said


fur·ther·more | \ˈfər-t͟hər-ˌmȯr \

Kids Definition of furthermore

: moreover They came. Furthermore they came on time.

Keep scrolling for more

Comments on furthermore

What made you want to look up furthermore? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


required by fashion, etiquette, or custom

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Scrabble Words—A Quiz

  • scrabble-tiles-that-read-scrabble-quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.


Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!