Definitions for furtherˈfɜr ðər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fur•ther*ˈfɜr ðər

  1. (adv.)at or to a greater distance; farther:

    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.

  4. (adj.)more distant or remote; farther:

    The map shows it to be further than I thought.

  5. more extended:

    a further delay?

  6. additional; more:

    Further meetings seem pointless.

  7. (v.t.)to help forward (a work, undertaking, cause, etc.); promote; advance; forward:

    You can always count on her to further good causes.

* Usage: See farther.

Origin of further:

bef. 900; ME furthere, OE furthra


Princeton's WordNet

  1. further, farther(verb)

    more distant in especially degree

    "nothing could be further from the truth"; "further from our expectations"; "farther from the truth"; "farther from our expectations"

  2. foster, further(verb)

    promote the growth of

    "Foster our children's well-being and education"

  3. promote, advance, boost, further, encourage(adverb)

    contribute to the progress or growth of

    "I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom"

  4. further, farther(adverb)

    to or at a greater extent or degree or a more advanced stage (`further' is used more often than `farther' in this abstract sense)

    "further complicated by uncertainty about the future"; "let's not discuss it further"; "nothing could be further from the truth"; "they are further along in their research than we expected"; "the application of the law was extended farther"; "he is going no farther in his studies"

  5. further(adverb)

    in addition or furthermore

    "if we further suppose"; "stated further that he would not cooperate with them"; "they are definitely coming; further, they should be here already"

  6. farther, further(adverb)

    to or at a greater distance in time or space (`farther' is used more frequently than `further' in this physical sense)

    "farther north"; "moved farther away"; "farther down the corridor"; "the practice may go back still farther to the Druids"; "went only three miles further"; "further in the future"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. further(adverb)ˈɝðɚ

    in addition to or to a greater degree

    Don't upset him any further.; to look further back in history

  2. furtherˈɝðɚ

    to make a stronger argument

    I would go even further and say the situation is a crisis.

  3. furtherˈɝðɚ


    She lives a little further down the street.; There were no further problems.


  1. further(Verb)

    To encourage growth.

    Further the economy.

  2. further(Verb)

    To support progress or growth of something.

  3. further(Adverb)

    Also; in addition to.

  4. further(Adverb)

    A greater distance in space or time; farther.

    Washington DC is further from Europe than New York.

  5. further(Adverb)

    Moreover; beyond what is already stated.

    Further, affiant sayeth naught. (A formal statement ending a deposition or affidavit, immediately preceding the affiant's signature.)

  6. further(Adjective)

    ; of or pertaining to being distant, or of greater distance in degree or of extension in time.

  7. further(Adjective)

    More, additional.

  8. Origin: From furþor, from furþera, from per- (a common preposition).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Further(adverb)

    to a greater distance; in addition; moreover. See Farther

  2. Further

    more remote; at a greater distance; more in advance; farther; as, the further end of the field. See Farther

  3. Further

    beyond; additional; as, a further reason for this opinion; nothing further to suggest

  4. Further(adverb)

    to help forward; to promote; to advance; to forward; to help or assist


  1. Further

    Further is the first full-length album from New Jersey heavy metal band Solace. This album's cover art was done by Heavy metal art veteran Wes Benscoter and is entitled "Midnight Mass 2". Recorded by Eric Rachel at Trax East Studios, Further was quickly hailed as an important addition to the independent Doom and Stoner Metal movements. Though comparisons were made to such genre bands as Goatsnake, The Obsessed and Cathedral, Further was considered by some darker than most works of the Stoner style, and was even compared to the likes of Black Sabbath, Tool, Soundgarden and Alice in Chains. Originally released in 2000, the US version featured 8 tracks, while the European version contained an additional 2 cover songs. A revamped version featuring these two additional songs was re-released in America in 2005.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'further' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #675

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'further' in Written Corpus Frequency: #825

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'further' in Adverbs Frequency: #80

Translations for further

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


more; in addition

I cannot explain further; There is no further news.

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