What does farther mean?

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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"

Wiktionary

  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

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

  2. Farther

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

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

  3. Fartheradverb

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

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

  4. Fartheradverb

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

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

  5. Fartherverb

    to help onward. [R.] See Further

    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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Numerology

  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. Matshona Dhliwayo:

    I'm standing on the shoulders of the Giants, so that I can see farther.

  2. Loren:

    The skull lay tilted in such a manner that it stared, sightless, up at me as though I, too, were already caught a few feet above him in the strata and, in my turn, were staring upward at that strip of sky which the ages were carrying farther away from me.

  3. Jesse Greenberg:

    I think one of the misconceptions out there is that a company like ours is somehow going gangbusters at the expense of this virus and that couldn't be farther than the truth, prices have gone up. We're not passing any of those costs on to our customers. In fact, many of the items we handle, we're selling at a loss.

  4. Steve Vladeck:

    Judge Kavanaugh's views on campaign finance are already pretty well-known, but these emails suggest that Steve Vladeck'd go farther in striking down these regulations than Supreme Court has to date. Supreme Court's hard to imagine this not becoming a point of some contention at next week's confirmation hearing.

  5. Ludwig van Beethoven:

    The barriers are not erected which can say to aspiring talents and industry, Thus far and no farther.

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    • A. staff
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