Definitions

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

  • adjective More distant in degree, time, or space.
  • adjective Additional.
  • adverb To a greater extent; more.
  • adverb In addition; furthermore.
  • adverb At or to a more distant or advanced point.
  • transitive verb To help the progress of; promote. synonym: advance.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

  • adjective More remote; at a greater distance; more in advance; farther. See farther.
  • adjective Beyond; additional
  • adverb To a greater distance; in addition; moreover. See farther.
  • adverb not so near; apart by a greater distance.
  • transitive verb To help forward; to promote; to advance; to forward; to help or assist.

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

  • verb transitive To encourage growth.
  • verb To support progress or growth of something.
  • adjective comparative form of far: more far; of or pertaining to being distant, or of greater distance in degree or of extension in time.
  • adjective More, additional.
  • adverb comparative form of far: more far
  • adverb conjunctive Also; in addition to.
  • adverb location At greater distance in space or time; farther.
  • adverb conjunctive Moreover; beyond what is already stated.

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

  • verb contribute to the progress or growth of
  • adverb in addition or furthermore
  • adjective more distant in especially degree
  • verb promote the growth of
  • 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)
  • adverb to or at a greater distance in time or space (`farther' is used more frequently than `further' in this physical sense)

Etymologies

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

[Middle English, from Old English furthra, from furthor, farther. Adv., from Middle English, from Old English furthor; see per in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

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  • His flat options for a title further betray his depression: he toyed with “Imitating the Equator,” “Another Innocent Abroad,” “The Latest,” and “The Surviving Innocent Abroad”; not until July did he decide on Following the Equator and its faintly redundant subtitle, A Journey Around the World.

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  • The title further shows the audience “full written details on request” and “makes the other 93% count.”

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  • The burgher started visibly, and his expression further paled on seeing Pieter, his rangy but muscular frame outlined in the light, a pair of gamebirds in one hand and a musket, held at the trigger, in the other.

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    The Deed

  • The burgher started visibly, and his expression further paled on seeing Pieter, his rangy but muscular frame outlined in the light, a pair of gamebirds in one hand and a musket, held at the trigger, in the other.

    The Deed

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