Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adverb To or at a more distant or remote point.
  • adverb To or at a more advanced point or stage.
  • adverb Usage Problem To a greater extent or degree.
  • adjective More distant; remoter.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • At or to a greater distance; more distantly or remotely; beyond: as, be content without looking farther.
  • To a greater degree or extent; more; additionally.
  • To promote; advance; help forward. See further.
  • More remote; more distant: as, Farther India.
  • Tending or reaching to a greater distance; further: as, here his farther progress was stayed.
  • Additional; increased.
  • Foreign; distant.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective More remote; more distant than something else.
  • adjective Tending to a greater distance; beyond a certain point; additional; further.
  • adverb At or to a greater distance; more remotely; beyond.
  • adverb Moreover; by way of progress in treating a subject.
  • adverb (used elliptically for) go no farther; say no more, etc.
  • transitive verb To help onward. [R.] See further.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective comparative form of far: more far Of or pertaining to being distant, or of greater distance in degree or of extension in time.
  • adverb comparative form of far: more far

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective more distant in especially degree
  • adjective more distant in especially space or time
  • adverb to or at a greater distance in time or space (`farther' is used more frequently than `further' in this physical sense)
  • adverb to or at a greater extent or degree or a more advanced stage (`further' is used more often than `farther' in this abstract sense)

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, variant (influenced by far, far) of further; see further.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Variant of further.

Examples

  • The geographer Guyot, himself a European, goes farther, —farther than I am ready to follow him; yet not when he says, —“As the plant is made for the animal, as the vegetable world is made for the animal world, America is made for the man of the Old World. …

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  • English, _Why you no come farther, Mr. Bear_ said he, _pray, Mr. Bear come farther_; and then indeed we all burst into a laughter; especially when we perceived Friday drop like a squirrel upon the ground, leaving the beast to make the best of his way down the tree.

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  • Those _Bishops and Martyrs_ It was the advice of Sir that assisted in this Reformation, Henry Wotton, "Take heed did not (as Sir _Henry Wotton_ of thinking the farther you go said wisely) think _the farther_ from the Church of Rome, they went from the Church of Rome, the nearer you are to God." the nearer they got to heaven.

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  • In this example, a conditional jump is made to TARGET, a label farther down in the code.

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  • If you are coming with a car the Motel Zacatecas farther from the center but with parking and its own small restaurant is on the main through town boulevard.

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  • We also found a trail that we believe is where it was the drag of its tail behind it, we found very shallow prints along the side of the drag but not to distinct because this was farther from the shore and drier, the prints and slides were near the shore and almost an inch deep because the ground was moist.

    Me and a couple friends of mine went fishing on the Arkansas River last night near Subiaco, AR.

  • How is this going to work for people like me that live farther from the closest city on a round trip than that?

    Man made global warming? No way!

  • Nothing could be farther from the truth, and you need only look at the work to know it.

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  • How is this going to work for people like me that live farther from the closest city on a round trip than that?

    Man made global warming? No way!

  • Nothing could be farther from the truth, and you need only look at the work to know it.

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