What does Further mean?

Definitions for Further
ˈfɜr ðərFur·ther

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. further, fartherverb

    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, furtherverb

    promote the growth of

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

  3. promote, advance, boost, further, encourageadverb

    contribute to the progress or growth of

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

  4. further, fartheradverb

    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. furtheradverb

    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, furtheradverb

    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"


  1. furtherverb

    To encourage growth.

    Further the economy.

  2. furtherverb

    To support progress or growth of something.

  3. furtheradverb

    Also; in addition to.

  4. furtheradverb

    A greater distance in space or time; farther.

    Washington DC is further from Europe than New York.

  5. furtheradverb

    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. furtheradjective

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

  7. furtheradjective

    More, additional.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. FURTHERadjective

    Forther is used by Sir Thomas More.

    Etymology: from forth, not from far, as is commonly imagined; forth, further, furthest, corrupted from forther, forthest, forðer , Saxon.

    What further need have we of witnesses. Mat. xxvi. 65.

  2. Furtheradverb

    To a greater distance.

    Etymology: from forth.

    And the angel of the Lord went further, and stood in a narrow place. Numb. xxii. 2.

  3. To Furtherverb

    To put onward; to forward; to promote; to countenance; to assist; to help.

    Etymology: from the adverb; forðrian, Saxon.

    Things thus set in order, in quiet and rest,
    Shall further thy harvest, and pleasure thee best. Thomas Tusser, Husb.

    Could their fond superstition have furthered so great attempts, without the mixture of a true persuasion concerning the irresistible force of divine power. Richard Hooker, b. v. s. 1.

    Grant not, O Lord, the desires of the wicked; further not his wicked device. Ps. cxl. 8.

    This binds thee then to further my design,
    As I am bound by vow to further thine. Dryden.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Furtheradverb

    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. Furtheradverb

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

  5. Etymology: [OE. furthren, forthren, AS. fyrran, fyrrian. See Further, adv.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Further

    fur′thėr, adv. to a greater distance or degree: in addition.—adj. more distant: additional.—adv. Fur′thermore, in addition to what has been said, moreover, besides.—adjs. Fur′thermost, most remote; Fur′thersome, tending to further or promote.—adv. Fur′thest, at the greatest distance.—adj. most distant.—Wish one further, to wish one somewhere else than here and now. [A.S. furðor, a comp. of fore, with comp. suff.]

  2. Further

    fur′thėr, v.t. to help forward, promote.—ns. Fur′therance, a helping forward; Fur′therer, a promoter, advancer.—adj. Fur′thersome, helpful. [A.S. fyrðran.]

Editors Contribution

  1. further

    To promote the progress of.

    We promote easily and intelligently the UN Sustainable Development Goals for the optimum health and shared prosperity for everyone on planet earth.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 1, 2020  

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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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Further in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Further in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Further in a Sentence

  1. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan:

    Terror organizations and their pawns are targeting our innocent citizens in the most immoral and heartless way as they lose the fight against our security forces, terror attacks -- which intend to target the integrity of Turkey, unity and solidarity of our people -- do not diminish our will to fight against terror, but further boost it.

  2. Ed Quinto:

    It was raining the whole time, but we were able to stave off hypothermia, the trail back to the road is only 5 feet wide, so flying him was the fastest way to take the patient to the hospital without causing further injury.

  3. Michael Platt:

    We will be stronger and more flexible under our new business model, and see exciting opportunities to grow significantly in terms of numbers of trading teams and assets under management, the new model provides the opportunity to create significant value for our partners, our traders and our staff, due to a step-change in our profitability. It will also allow us to enhance further our ability to attract the highest quality investment talent in markets across the globe.

  4. Soheib Masri:

    There is a new movement of Aleppo residents towards the other provinces, towards the coast, i am thinking of getting my family out because there is great fear. The shelling today isn't like before ... they've got rockets that go further.

  5. Chuck Schumer:

    As Canada prepares to further open the border next month, the United States is failing to reciprocate, jeopardizing an already tenuous recovery for thousands of businesses, families, and communities across Upstate New York.

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Translations for Further

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  • zusätzlich, ferner, des Weiteren, weiter, fördernGerman
  • περαιτέρωGreek
  • pluaEsperanto
  • lejos, desenvolver, adicionalmente, desarrollarSpanish
  • edelleen, sen lisäksi, kauemmaksi, kauempaa, kauempana, lisäksi, kauemmas, edistää, kauempiFinnish
  • plusFrench
  • आगेHindi
  • lebih jauhIndonesian
  • ulteriormenteItalian
  • נוסףHebrew
  • پێشخستنKurdish
  • содействовать, дальнейший, далёкий, дальше, способствовать, кроме того, далее, дальний, продвигатьRussian
  • ytterligareSwedish
  • pofuSwahili
  • เพิ่มเติมThai

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    the highest point (of something)
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