1. More or most distant; as the further end of the field.
2. Additional. We have a further reason for this opinion. We have nothing further to suggest.
What further need have we of witnesses? Matthew 26:39.
FUR’THER, adverb To a greater distance. He went further
FUR’THER, verb transitive
To help forward; to promote; to advance onward; to forward; hence, to help or assist.
This binds thee then to further my design.
Definition of further
1 : farther 1
- my ponies are tired, and I have further to go
- —Thomas Hardy
2 : to a greater degree or extent
- further annoyed by a second intrusion
3 : in addition : moreover
- Further, there are aurochs, red deer, wild boar, and large quantities of hare or rabbit.
- —H. T. Waterbolk
The American Heritage® Dictionary
adj. A comparative of far.
1. More distant in degree, time, or space: a result that was further from our expectations than last time; the further lamppost.
2. Additional: a further example; a further delay.
adv. A comparative of far.
1. To a greater extent; more: considered further the consequences of her actions.
2. In addition; furthermore: He stated further that he would not cooperate with the committee.
3. At or to a more distant or advanced point: went only three miles further; reading five pages further tonight. See Usage Note at farther.
tr.v. fur·thered, fur·ther·ing, fur·thers
To help the progress of; promote. See Synonyms at advance.
[Middle English, from Old English furthra, from furthor, farther. Adv., from Middle English, from Old English furthor; see per1 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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adverb, compar. of far with furthest as superl.
at or to a greater distance; farther :
I’m too tired to go further.
at or to a more advanced point; to a greater extent:
Let’s not discuss it further.
in addition; moreover:
Further, he should be here any minute.
adjective, compar. of far with furthest as superl.
more distant or remote; farther:
The map shows it to be further than I thought.
Does this mean a further delay?
Further meetings seem pointless.
verb (used with object)
to help forward (a work, undertaking, cause, etc.); promote; advance; forward:
You can always count on him to further his own interests.
Major English dictionaries
- A Dictionary of the English Language by Samuel Johnson (prescriptive)
- The American College Dictionary by Clarence L. Barnhart
- The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language
- Black’s Law Dictionary, a law dictionary
- Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
- Canadian Oxford Dictionary
- Century Dictionary
- Chambers Dictionary
- Collins English Dictionary
- Concise Oxford English Dictionary
- Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English / Longman
- Macmillan Dictionary
- Macquarie Dictionary, a dictionary of Australian English
- Merriam-Webster, a dictionary of American English
- New Oxford Dictionary of English
- Oxford Dictionary of English
- Oxford English Dictionary (descriptive)
- Random House Dictionary of the English Language