from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. More distant in degree, time, or space: a result that was further from our expectations than last time; the further lamppost.
- adj. Additional: a further example; a further delay.
- adv. To a greater extent; more: considered further the consequences of her actions.
- adv. In addition; furthermore: He stated further that he would not cooperate with the committee.
- adv. At or to a more distant or advanced point: went only three miles further; reading five pages further tonight. See Usage Note at farther.
- transitive v. To help the progress of; advance. See Synonyms at advance.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To encourage growth.
- v. To support progress or growth of something.
- adj. comparative form of far: more far; of or pertaining to being distant, or of greater distance in degree or of extension in time.
- adj. More, additional.
- adv. comparative form of far: more far
- adv. Also; in addition to.
- adv. At greater distance in space or time; farther.
- adv. Moreover; beyond what is already stated.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. To a greater distance; in addition; moreover. See farther.
- adj. More remote; at a greater distance; more in advance; farther. See farther.
- adj. Beyond; additional
- transitive v. To help forward; to promote; to advance; to forward; to help or assist.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- At or to a greater distance; more remotely; beyond, literally or figuratively: as, move further away; seek no further for happiness.
- In addition; to a greater extent; by way of extension, progression, or continuation: as, I say further that no man knows the reason.
- More remote; more distant than something else.
- Additional; continued or continuing; extending beyond.
- To help or urge onward or forward; promote; advance; forward.
- To help or assist.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. contribute to the progress or growth of
- adv. in addition or furthermore
- adj. more distant in especially degree
- v. promote the growth of
- adv. to or at a greater extent or degree or a more advanced stage (`further' is used more often than `farther' in this abstract sense)
- adv. to or at a greater distance in time or space (`farther' is used more frequently than `further' in this physical sense)
Middle English, from Old English furthra, from furthor, farther. Adv., from Middle English, from Old English furthor; see per1 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old English furþor, from Proto-Germanic *furþera, from Proto-Indo-European *per- (a common preposition). (Wiktionary)