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Further

FUR’THER, adjective

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.


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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

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fur·ther (fûrthər)

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.]
further·er n.
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further
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adverb, compar. of far with furthest as superl.
1.
at or to a greater distance; farther :
I’m too tired to go further.
2.
at or to a more advanced point; to a greater extent:
Let’s not discuss it further.
3.
in addition; moreover:
Further, he should be here any minute.
adjective, compar. of far with furthest as superl.
4.
more distant or remote; farther:
The map shows it to be further than I thought.
5.
more extended:
Does this mean a further delay?
6.
additional; more:
Further meetings seem pointless.
verb (used with object)
7.
to help forward (a work, undertaking, cause, etc.); promote; advance; forward:
You can always count on him to further his own interests.

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