Definitions for: Further

[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"
[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"
[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"
[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"
[v] promote the growth of; "Foster our children's well-being and education"
[v] contribute to the progress or growth of; "I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom"

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

Fur"ther, a. compar. [Positive wanting; superl.
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.

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

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

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