What does farther mean?

Definitions for farther
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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Fartheradjective

    Etymology: supposed from far, more, probably from forth.

    Let me add a farther truth, that without those ties of gratitude, I have a most particular inclination to honour you. John Dryden, Juven. Dedication.

    Before our farther way the fates allow,
    Here must we fix on high the golden bough. John Dryden, Æn.

  2. Fartheradverb

    This word is now generally considered as the comparative degree of far; but by no analoger can far make farther or farthest: At a greater distance; to a greater distance; more remotely; beyond; moreover.

    To make a perfect judgment of good pictures, when compared with one another, besides rules, there is farther required a long conversation with the best pieces. John Dryden, Dufresnoy.

    They contented themselves with the opinions, fashions and things of their country, without looking any farther. John Locke.

  3. To Fartherverb

    To promote; to facilitate; to advance.

    If he had farthered or hindered the taking of the town, John Dryden, Æn. Dedicat. to the.


  1. farther

    Farther refers to a greater physical distance or extent, beyond a certain point. It is used in comparative context to indicate something more distant or remote in space or time. It can also be used to describe additional degrees or levels beyond what has been already done.

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. Brittany Mann:

    At that moment I was so proud of my town - coming together and taking a stand for something we believe in, it breaks my heart to see where our country is going — getting farther and farther away from the Christian beliefs that our country was founded on.

  2. Regulator Affairs Dr. Nathan Rose:

    So, mosquito-borne disease is a thing in the U.S., and it's likely to get worse in the future as a result of climate change [and] as these mosquitoes kind of move farther and farther northfrom the Gulf Coast into more and more of the continental U.S., so, the diseases are a big problem because these particular diseases don't have any effective vaccines or medications to treat them [and] the only way to control them is actually to control the mosquitoes that spread them...

  3. Eli Steele:

    Woke is acorruptbecause it is more interested in retrieving the innocence of white America than it is in the development of black America, and so we as blacks – even though whites are now saying, ‘look, we do this and we do this and we give you this and we give you that’ and so forth – we're over here falling farther and farther behind.

  4. Tod Johnson:

    The farther it gets from the bench it was worked on, the more real the real world becomes.

  5. Elizabeth Crabill:

    International currencies are going to go a lot farther.

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