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ˈfɑr ðərfar·ther

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. farther(adj)

    more distant in especially space or time

    "they live in the farther house"

  2. further, farther(adverb)

    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, 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"

  4. 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"


  1. farther(Adjective)

    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. Farther(adverb)

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

  4. Farther(adverb)

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

  5. Farther(verb)

    to help onward. [R.] See Further

  6. Origin: [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. Irish Proverb:

    A lie travels farther than the truth.

  2. Dejan Stojanovic:

    The farther away, the closer the home becomes.

  3. Proverb:

    The nearer the worship place, the farther from God

  4. Elizabeth Crabill:

    International currencies are going to go a lot farther.

  5. Native American:

    It all meant nothing but 'Move a little farther. You are to near me.'

Images & Illustrations of farther

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