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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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. Kyle Waide:

    We can turn the dollar you spend on a can of food into about nine cans of food and really make it go farther, it just allows us to control the inventory much more closely and protect our staff in a way that our food drives would expose them to other kinds of risk.

  2. Ludwig van Beethoven:

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

  3. Dejan Stojanovic:

    The farther away, the closer the home becomes.

  4. Alan Ashley-Pitt:

    The man who follows the crowd will get no farther than the crowd. A man who walks alone is likely to get places no one has ever been before.

  5. Susan Collins:

    Their vision of a more perfect union does not exist today, and if anything, we appear to be moving farther away from it.

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