What does farther mean?

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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"

Wiktionary

  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

    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. Farther(adverb)

    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. Farther(adverb)

    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. Farther(verb)

    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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How to say farther in sign language?

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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. Leslie Miklosy:

    Pursue excellence rather than fame -- it will get you farther faster, and will be way more satisfying.

  2. Hillary Clinton:

    One of the fears that I hear from Russians is that somehow the United States wants Russia to be weak. That could not be farther from the truth. Our goal is to help strengthen Russia. We see Russia with the strong culture, with the incredible intellectual capital that Russia has, as a leader in the 21st century. And we sometimes feel like we believe more in your future than sometimes Russians do.

  3. Isaac Watts:

    Do not expect to arrive at certainty in every subject which you pursue. There are a hundred things wherein we mortals. . . must be content with probability, where our best light and reasoning will reach no farther.

  4. President Barack Obama:

    You see by pushing the bomber away from the formation, the explosion occurred farther from our forces and on the ground instead of the open air, had both bombs gone off as planned, who knows how many could have been killed.

  5. Pyon Jinil:

    Toshimitsu Shigemura, professor emeritus of Waseda University and North Korea expert, also noted the desperation to meet fishing harvest quotas has pushed fishermen to travel farther out. Kim Jong Un is seeking to make North Korea self-sufficient in food, but its sources of protein continues to fall. The rogue nation remains vulnerable to health problems caused by the lack of a varied, balanced diet. Eight skeletal remains were found in a boat, one of the earlier gruesome discoveries. (Kyodo via Reuters) Fishermen are desperate to meet annual catch goals, which are elevated to higher levels every year, Shigemura said. Pyon added: Since then, fishermen have been frantically trying to meet [annual] catch goals, but what's different this year is that they are traveling to distant waters in their fragile boats.

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