Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
   
Display options
Show syllables
Show Lookup History
Double-Click Lookup
  Show Spanish support
 
Pronunciation
Wordsmyth
  Phonics
  IPA
 
Entry formats
Standard
  Classic
 
Lookup History
further

fur·ther

further

 
pronunciation:
fuhr thr
parts of speech:
adverb, adjective
features:
Note
part of speech: adverb
definition: comparative of far; at or to a greater distance.
We drove further today than we did yesterday.
similar words:
more
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: comparative of far; more distant.
Los Angeles is further from New York than Chicago is.
definition 2: more.
Are there any further questions?
similar words:
extra
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?