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further

fur·ther

further

 
pronunciation:
fuhr thr
parts of speech:
adverb, adjective, verb
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part of speech: adverb
definition: at or to a greater distance or extent; farther. "Further" is a comparative form of the adverb far.
Buses travel further than taxi cabs.
similar words:
more
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: more distant or extended. "Further" is a comparative form of the adjective far.
My house is further from town than yours.
definition 2: more.
The judge asked if there were further comments to be made.
similar words:
extra, more, other
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: furthered, furthering, furthers
definition: to move forward or help make progress.
Hard work furthered his career.
antonyms:
hinder
similar words:
better, develop, nourish, promote
farther or further
Farther and further have the same meaning. You can use either farther or further as an adverb to describe a distance in space or time. But, it is more common to use further in other adverb senses and as an adjective.
Compare:
  • Drive farther until you reach the traffic light.
  • Drive further until you reach the traffic light.
  • I want nothing further from him.
  • Do you have any further questions?