Further meaning

fûrthər
Additional.

A further example; a further delay.

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More distant in degree, time, or space.

A result that was further from our expectations than last time; the further lamppost.

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To a greater extent; more.

Considered further the consequences of her actions.

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The definition of further is something that is additional, such as a longer distance away or a longer time period. It is used when there is no knowledge of the actual physical distance or time difference.

An example of further is a store that looks far away in a photograph, when compared to a house that looks close up in the photograph.

An example of further is when additional studies on smoking are done after some had already been finished.

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In addition; furthermore.

He stated further that he would not cooperate with the committee.

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At or to a more distant or advanced point.

Went only three miles further; reading five pages further tonight.

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To help the progress of; promote.
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Additional; more.
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To a greater degree or extent.
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In addition; moreover.
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At or to a greater distance or more remote point in space or time; farther.
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More distant in place or time, especially where there is no notion of physical distance. I don't know about you, but I was always taught to use farther when referring to physical distances, and to use further otherwise. Anyway, it drives me nuts when people, especially weathermen, point to the map and talk about further north or further east. It sounds affected, like they are trying to impress us ignorant viewers at home. See also farther and utilize.
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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.
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More distant or remote; farther.
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To give aid to; promote.
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Additional; to a greater extent.
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Further the economy.

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To support progress or growth of something.
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Comparative form of far: more far.
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(conjunctive) Also; in addition to.
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(location) At greater distance in space or time; farther.

Washington DC is further from Europe than New York.

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(conjunctive) Moreover; beyond what is already stated.

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

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Origin of further

  • Middle English from Old English furthra from furthor farther Adv., from Middle English from Old English furthor per1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old English furþor, from Proto-Germanic *furþera, from Proto-Indo-European *per- (a common preposition).

    From Wiktionary