Definitions for further
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word further.
more distant in especially degree
"nothing could be further from the truth"; "further from our expectations"; "farther from the truth"; "farther from our expectations"
promote the growth of
"Foster our children's well-being and education"
promote, advance, boost, further, encourageadverb
contribute to the progress or growth of
"I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom"
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"
in addition or furthermore
"if we further suppose"; "stated further that he would not cooperate with them"; "they are definitely coming; further, they should be here already"
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"
To encourage growth.
Further the economy.
To support progress or growth of something.
Also; in addition to.
A greater distance in space or time; farther.
Washington DC is further from Europe than New York.
Moreover; beyond what is already stated.
Further, affiant sayeth naught. (A formal statement ending a deposition or affidavit, immediately preceding the affiant's signature.)
; of or pertaining to being distant, or of greater distance in degree or of extension in time.
Etymology: From furþor, from furþera, from per- (a common preposition).
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Forther is used by Sir Thomas More.
Etymology: from forth, not from far, as is commonly imagined; forth, further, furthest, corrupted from forther, forthest, forðer , Saxon.
What further need have we of witnesses. Mat. xxvi. 65.
To a greater distance.
Etymology: from forth.
And the angel of the Lord went further, and stood in a narrow place. Numb. xxii. 2.
To put onward; to forward; to promote; to countenance; to assist; to help.
Etymology: from the adverb; forðrian, Saxon.
Things thus set in order, in quiet and rest,
Shall further thy harvest, and pleasure thee best. Thomas Tusser, Husb.
Could their fond superstition have furthered so great attempts, without the mixture of a true persuasion concerning the irresistible force of divine power. Richard Hooker, b. v. s. 1.
Grant not, O Lord, the desires of the wicked; further not his wicked device. Ps. cxl. 8.
This binds thee then to further my design,
As I am bound by vow to further thine. Dryden.
Further is used to describe a greater extent, degree, or distance. It can indicate an additional amount or continuation, or potentially refer to more advanced or extreme levels. It is often used in the context of proceeding or carrying on with something to a more significant level. Overall, it indicates progression or moving ahead in a certain context.
to a greater distance; in addition; moreover. See Farther
more remote; at a greater distance; more in advance; farther; as, the further end of the field. See Farther
beyond; additional; as, a further reason for this opinion; nothing further to suggest
to help forward; to promote; to advance; to forward; to help or assist
Etymology: [OE. furthren, forthren, AS. fyrran, fyrrian. See Further, adv.]
Further is the first full-length album from New Jersey heavy metal band Solace. This album's cover art was done by Heavy metal art veteran Wes Benscoter and is entitled "Midnight Mass 2". Recorded by Eric Rachel at Trax East Studios, Further was quickly hailed as an important addition to the independent Doom and Stoner Metal movements. Though comparisons were made to such genre bands as Goatsnake, The Obsessed and Cathedral, Further was considered by some darker than most works of the Stoner style, and was even compared to the likes of Black Sabbath, Tool, Soundgarden and Alice in Chains. Originally released in 2000, the US version featured 8 tracks, while the European version contained an additional 2 cover songs. A revamped version featuring these two additional songs was re-released in America in 2005.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
fur′thėr, adv. to a greater distance or degree: in addition.—adj. more distant: additional.—adv. Fur′thermore, in addition to what has been said, moreover, besides.—adjs. Fur′thermost, most remote; Fur′thersome, tending to further or promote.—adv. Fur′thest, at the greatest distance.—adj. most distant.—Wish one further, to wish one somewhere else than here and now. [A.S. furðor, a comp. of fore, with comp. suff.]
fur′thėr, v.t. to help forward, promote.—ns. Fur′therance, a helping forward; Fur′therer, a promoter, advancer.—adj. Fur′thersome, helpful. [A.S. fyrðran.]
To promote the progress of.
We promote easily and intelligently the UN Sustainable Development Goals for the optimum health and shared prosperity for everyone on planet earth.
Submitted by MaryC on April 1, 2020
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'further' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #675
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'further' in Written Corpus Frequency: #825
Rank popularity for the word 'further' in Adverbs Frequency: #80
The numerical value of further in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of further in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
All governments eventually lean further and further towards aristocracy.
On the Colombo port, both sides agreed to further speed up the overall and comprehensive resumption of work on this project. The announcement to resume the work has been made by the Sri Lankan side but now we will go into further technical details, this is an important project and both countries have a strong desire to further enhance and advance this project. On the Chinese side, we hope to see the earliest possible resumption. We believe we won't have to wait too long.
Regular railway services have been further suspended to further harass and increase the problem of ordinary population. Corona is a drama.
Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors.
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Translations for further
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- zusätzlich, ferner, des Weiteren, weiter, fördernGerman
- lejos, desenvolver, adicionalmente, desarrollarSpanish
- edelleen, sen lisäksi, kauemmaksi, kauempaa, kauempana, lisäksi, kauemmas, edistää, kauempiFinnish
- lebih jauhIndonesian
- содействовать, дальнейший, далёкий, дальше, способствовать, кроме того, далее, дальний, продвигатьRussian
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