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ˈfɑr ðərfar·ther

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fartheradjective

    more distant in especially space or time

    "they live in the farther house"

  2. further, fartheradverb

    more distant in especially degree

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

  3. 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"

  4. 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. fartheradjective

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Farther

    more remote; more distant than something else

  2. Farther

    tending to a greater distance; beyond a certain point; additional; further

  3. Fartheradverb

    at or to a greater distance; more remotely; beyond; as, let us rest with what we have, without looking farther

  4. Fartheradverb

    moreover; by way of progress in treating a subject; as, farther, let us consider the probable event

  5. Fartherverb

    to help onward. [R.] See Further

  6. Etymology: [For farrer, OE. ferrer, compar. of far; confused with further. Cf. Farthest.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Farther

    fär′thėr, adj. (comp. of Far) more far or distant: tending to a greater distance: longer: additional.—adv. at or to a greater distance; more remotely: beyond: moreover.—adjs. and advs. Far′thermore, furthermore; Far′thermost, furthermost.—adj. Farthest (superl. of Far), most far, distant, or remote.—adv. at or to the greatest distance. [A rather recent form, comp. of far, the euphonic th being inserted from the analogy of further.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of farther in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of farther in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of farther in a Sentence

  1. Virgin Galactic:

    I'm talking about, potentially, orbital flight or even staying a week on a space station or going around the moon, or going even farther than that.

  2. Douglas Gross:

    Chuck Laudner’s a true believer in the Christian right, ideologically, [he and Trump] couldn’t be farther apart.

  3. Irish Proverb:

    A lie travels farther than the truth.

  4. Matshona Dhliwayo:

    The farther back you pull a bow the farther forward you can shoot an arrow.

  5. Burdett Loomis:

    I think as we get farther away from the Dole-era what becomes more and more evident is that he was a fierce partisan, a Republican leader. But here’s a guy who’s partisan but can walk across the aisle and make deals with other fierce partisans.

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    declare untrue; contradict
    • A. accompany
    • B. deny
    • C. emerge
    • D. moan

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