Farther definitions

fär'thər
adjective
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More distant or remote.
adjective
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Additional; further.
adjective
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adverb
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At or to a greater distance or more remote point in space or time.
adverb
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To a greater degree or extent; further.
adverb
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In addition; further.
adverb
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More distant; remoter.

The farther shore.

adjective
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To or at a more distant or remote point.

Ran farther than the others.

adverb
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To or at a more advanced point or stage.

I went no farther that day.

adverb
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To a greater extent or degree.

Carried the idea farther.

adverb
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The definition of farther is something described as having a greater physical distance. The distance would have been measured.

An example of the use of farther as an adjective is in the sentence, "The blue house is farther down the street than the brown house," which means measurements to both houses from the starting point were taken and the brown house is closer to the starting point than the blue house.

adjective
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Farther is defined as a greater physical distance, a distance that has been measured.

An example of farther used as an adverb is in the sentence, "The pink coffee mug was placed farther away than the green one," which means that the distances away from the starting point were measured for both mugs and the green coffee mug is closer.

adverb
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More distant in space or time, particularly where there is a notion of physical distance.
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Erroneously used to mean to a greater extent. See also further.
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Comparative form of far: more far Of or pertaining to being distant, or of greater distance in degree or of extension in time.
adjective
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Comparative form of far: more far.
adverb
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Origin of farther

Middle English variant (influenced by far far) of further further