fur·​thest | \ ˈfər-t͟həst How to pronounce furthest (audio) \

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The previous furthest known object in our solar system, called simply Farout, was only 120 AU from here. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Move Over, Farout: FarFarOut Has Been Discovered," 25 Feb. 2019 The winter solstice, which falls on Friday, Dec. 21 this year, is the exact opposite — when the earth’s axis tilted furthest away from the sun, marking the start of winter. Gina Martinez, Time, "Today Is the Longest Day of the Year. Here's What to Know About the 2018 Summer Solstice," 21 June 2018 David Holthouse goes furthest afield, discussing how the North in Western literature has long been seen as a place of eternal winter and a storehouse for evil. Anchorage Daily News, "Anchorage Museum takes a broad look at northern life in ‘North: Finding Place in Alaska’," 10 June 2018 Within the four-county region, Osceola lags furthest behind with 42 percent of its 24,563 insurance claims settled and closed, according to the state Office of Insurance Regulation’s report filed Friday. Mary Shanklin, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Waiting for Irma insurance check? You're not alone," 24 Oct. 2017 Sanders’s plan would go furthest, essentially converting the U.S. insurance industry into a federal, single-payer system. Washington Post, "The Health 202: Medicare is the name in Democrats' health-care game," 19 Apr. 2018 Higher-income white people went furthest in underestimating the white/black wage and wealth gaps. Jerry Large, The Seattle Times, "Blacks, whites way apart in views on income inequality … and we’re the worse for it," 20 Sep. 2017 Facebook has gone furthest by having its members tag friends on photos so the firm’s algorithms can recognise them on other pictures. The Economist, "The facial-industrial complexEver better and cheaper, face-recognition technology is spreading," 9 Sep. 2017 But Sinyangwe said Montana’s law goes furthest in actually restricting this type of equipment, making it the best model. Graham Vyse, New Republic, "Trump Wants to Re-Militarize the Police. Montana Is Having None of It.," 30 Aug. 2017

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14th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of furthest

: to or at the greatest distance in space or time
: to the most advanced point
: by the greatest degree or extent
fur·​thest | \ ˈfər-t͟həst How to pronounce furthest (audio) \

Kids Definition of furthest

: farthest Of all of us, he rode his bike furthest. She lives in the furthest part of town.

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