Definitions

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

  • adjective Most distant in degree, time, or space.
  • adverb To the greatest extent or degree.
  • adverb At or to the most distant point in space or time.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Superlative of far.

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

  • adjective superl. Most remote; most in advance; farthest. See further, a.
  • adverb At the greatest distance; farthest.

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

  • adjective superlative form of far: most far. A synonym of farthest.

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

  • adverb to the greatest distance in space or time (`farthest' is used more often than `furthest' in this physical sense)
  • adjective (comparatives of `far') most remote in space or time or order
  • adverb to the greatest degree or extent or most advanced stage (`furthest' is used more often than `farthest' in this abstract sense)

Etymologies

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

[Middle English, from further, more distant; see further.]

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