What does further mean?

Definitions for further
ˈfɜr ðərfur·ther

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. further, fartherverb

    more distant in especially degree

    "nothing could be further from the truth"; "further from our expectations"; "farther from the truth"; "farther from our expectations"

  2. foster, furtherverb

    promote the growth of

    "Foster our children's well-being and education"

  3. promote, advance, boost, further, encourageadverb

    contribute to the progress or growth of

    "I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom"

  4. 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"

  5. furtheradverb

    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"

  6. 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. furtherverb

    To encourage growth.

    Further the economy.

    Etymology: From furþor, from furþera, from per- (a common preposition).

  2. furtherverb

    To support progress or growth of something.

    Etymology: From furþor, from furþera, from per- (a common preposition).

  3. furtheradverb

    Also; in addition to.

    Etymology: From furþor, from furþera, from per- (a common preposition).

  4. furtheradverb

    A greater distance in space or time; farther.

    Washington DC is further from Europe than New York.

    Etymology: From furþor, from furþera, from per- (a common preposition).

  5. furtheradverb

    Moreover; beyond what is already stated.

    Further, affiant sayeth naught. (A formal statement ending a deposition or affidavit, immediately preceding the affiant's signature.)

    Etymology: From furþor, from furþera, from per- (a common preposition).

  6. furtheradjective

    ; 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).

  7. furtheradjective

    More, additional.

    Etymology: From furþor, from furþera, from per- (a common preposition).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Furtheradverb

    to a greater distance; in addition; moreover. See Farther

    Etymology: [OE. furthren, forthren, AS. fyrran, fyrrian. See Further, adv.]

  2. Further

    more remote; at a greater distance; more in advance; farther; as, the further end of the field. See Farther

    Etymology: [OE. furthren, forthren, AS. fyrran, fyrrian. See Further, adv.]

  3. Further

    beyond; additional; as, a further reason for this opinion; nothing further to suggest

    Etymology: [OE. furthren, forthren, AS. fyrran, fyrrian. See Further, adv.]

  4. Furtheradverb

    to help forward; to promote; to advance; to forward; to help or assist

    Etymology: [OE. furthren, forthren, AS. fyrran, fyrrian. See Further, adv.]

Freebase

  1. Further

    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

  1. Further

    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.]

  2. Further

    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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. further

    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  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'further' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #675

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'further' in Written Corpus Frequency: #825

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'further' in Adverbs Frequency: #80

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of further in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of further in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of further in a Sentence

  1. Ram Singh:

    There was no need for him to speak like that from the jail. His comments have further hurt public sentiments.

  2. Gary Jacobson:

    This election will come down to turnout. In 2020, both parties are in a huge battle to mobilize the base and I think we'll see the highest turnout in 100 years. The impeachment will feed into that and further that.

  3. Bernard Vallat:

    History has shown that animal diseases have often been used as weapons before. Advances in genetics can now make them even more harmful. So we are calling for further investment to be made at national level on bio security.

  4. Republican Senator Mike Lee:

    What I found so distressing about that briefing was that one of the messages we received from the briefers was do not debate, do not discuss the issue of the appropriateness of further military intervention against Iran and that if you do, you will be emboldening Iran.

  5. Jonathan Diaz:

    There's no real point in them doing so, other than to continue to drag out this process and cause further delays, it is a time of nonsense.

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Translations for further

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  • zusätzlich, ferner, des Weiteren, weiter, fördernGerman
  • περαιτέρωGreek
  • pluaEsperanto
  • lejos, desenvolver, adicionalmente, desarrollarSpanish
  • edelleen, sen lisäksi, kauemmaksi, kauempaa, kauempana, lisäksi, kauemmas, edistää, kauempiFinnish
  • plusFrench
  • आगेHindi
  • lebih jauhIndonesian
  • ulteriormenteItalian
  • נוסףHebrew
  • پێشخستنKurdish
  • содействовать, дальнейший, далёкий, дальше, способствовать, кроме того, далее, дальний, продвигатьRussian
  • ytterligareSwedish
  • pofuSwahili
  • เพิ่มเติมThai

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    the official who holds an office
    • A. foreordained
    • B. incumbent
    • C. indiscernible
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