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Meaning of FURTHER

Pronunciation:  'furdhur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adv]  to or at a greater distance in time or space (`farther' is used more frequently than `further' in this physical sense); "farther north"; "moved farther away"; "farther down the corridor"; "the practice may go back still farther to the Druids"; "went only three miles further"; "further in the future"
  2. [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); "further complicated by uncertainty about the future"; "let's not discuss it further"; "nothing could be further from the truth"; "they are further along in their research than we expected"; "the application of the law was extended farther"; "he is going no farther in his studies"
  3. [adv]  in addition or furthermore; "if we further suppose"; "stated further that he would not cooperate with them"; "they are definitely coming; further, they should be here already"
  4. [adj]  more distant in especially degree; "nothing could be further from the truth"; "further from our expectations"; "farther from the truth"; "farther from our expectations"
  5. [v]  promote the growth of; "Foster our children's well-being and education"
  6. [v]  contribute to the progress or growth of; "I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom"
 

FURTHER is a 7 letter word that starts with F.

 

 Synonyms: far, farther, farther, foster
 
 See Also: advance, back up, boost, carry, conduce, connive at, contribute, encourage, feed, further, help, lead, promote, spur, support, wink at

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Fur"ther\, adv. [A comparative of forth; OE. further,
    forther, AS. fur?or, far?ur; akin to G. f["u]rder. See
    {Forth}, adv.]
    To a greater distance; in addition; moreover. See {Farther}.
    
          Carries us, I know not how much further, into familiar
          company.                                 --M. Arnold.
    
          They sdvanced us far as Eleusis and Thria; but no
          further.                                 --Jowett
                                                   (Thucyd. ).
    
    {Further off}, not so near; apart by a greater distance.
    
    
  2. \Fur"ther\, a. compar. [Positive wanting; superl.
    {Furthest}.]
    1. More remote; at a greater distance; more in advance;
       farther; as, the further end of the field. See {Farther}.
    
    2. Beyond; additional; as, a further reason for this opinion;
       nothing further to suggest.
    
    Note: The forms further and farther are in general not
          differentiated by writers, but further is preferred by
          many when application to quantity or degree is implied.
    
    
  3. \Fur"ther"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Furthered}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Furthering}.] [OE. furthren, forthren, AS.
    fyr[eth]ran, fyr[eth]rian. See {Further}, adv.]
    To help forward; to promote; to advance; to forward; to help
    or assist.
    
          This binds thee, then, to further my design. --Dryden.
    
          I should nothing further the weal public. --Robynsom
                                                   (More's
                                                   Utopia).
    
    
 
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