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further

fur·ther

further

 
 
pronunciation:
fuhr thr
parts of speech:
adverb, adjective, transitive verb
features:
Note
part of speech: adverb
definition 1: comp. of far.
definition 2: at or to a greater distance or extent; farther.
We ran further today than we usually do.This new theory goes further than the others to explain these phenomena.
similar words:
more
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: comp. of far.
definition 2: more distant or extended.
It's a beautiful hotel, but it's further from the beach than the other one.
definition 3: more.
No further questions, please.The soldiers are waiting for further instructions.Does anyone have any further comments?
similar words:
extra, more, other
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: furthered, furthering, furthers
definition: to advance or help make progress.
It was an important dramatic role, and it greatly furthered the actor's career.
antonyms:
hinder, impede, retard
similar words:
better, develop, encourage, forward, 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?