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fur·ther  (f?rr)
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; advance. See Synonyms at advance.

[Middle English, from Old English furthra, from furthor, farther. Adv., from Middle English, from Old English furthor; see per1 in Indo-European roots.]

further·er n.

further  /frr/  adv. 1 more, additionally: We can discuss the plan further tomorrow. 2 comp. of far more ahead, more distant: I cant walk any further.||He is further away from his goals than ever before.
adj. more, additional: Have you received any further news about the accident?
v. [T] to help move forward, progress: He is taking business courses to further his career.

Thesaurus: further adv. 1 in greater detail 2 farther v. to advance.

Usage Note: Further (and furthest) may be used instead of farther (and farthest) to express physical distances, as in He has moved his business farther (or) further from town. However, you cannot substitute farther for further to express abstract meanings, as in After further consideration, he rejected the plan. further

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