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Webster 1913 Edition


Further

Fur′ther

,
adv.
[A comparative of forth; OE.
further
,
forther
, AS.
fur[GREEK]or
,
far[GREEK]ur
; akin to G.
fürder
. 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

,
Adj.
com
par.
[Positive wanting;
sup
erl.
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.
☞ 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′

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Furthered
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Furthering
.]
[OE.
furthren
,
forthren
, AS.
fyrðran
,
fyrðrian
. 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).

Webster 1828 Edition


Further

FUR'THER

, a.
1.
More or most distant; as the further end of the field.
2.
Additional. We have a further reason for this opinion. We have nothing further to suggest.
What further need have we of witnesses? Matt. 26.

FUR'THER

,
adv.
To a greater distance. He went further.

FUR'THER

, v.t.
To help forward; to promote; to advance onward; to forward; hence, to help or assist.
This binds thee then to further my design.

Definition 2022


further

further

English

Verb

further (third-person singular simple present furthers, present participle furthering, simple past and past participle furthered)

  1. (transitive) To encourage growth.
    Further the economy.
  2. To support progress or growth of something.

Derived terms

Translations

Adjective

further

  1. comparative form of far: more far; of or pertaining to being distant, or of greater distance in degree or of extension in time.

further (not comparable)

  1. More, additional.
    • 2011 November 3, Chris Bevan, “Rubin Kazan 1 - 0 Tottenham”, in BBC Sport:
      This time Cudicini was left helpless when Natcho stepped up to expertly curl the ball into the top corner.
      That was the cue for further pressure from the Russian side and it took further Cudicini saves to keep the score down.

Derived terms

Translations

Adverb

further

  1. comparative form of far: more far

further (not comparable)

  1. (conjunctive) Also; in addition to.
    • 1924, Aristotle, W. D. Ross (translator), Metaphysics, Book 1, Part 6,
      Further, besides sensible things and Forms he says there are the objects of mathematics, which occupy an intermediate position, [] .
  2. (location) At greater distance in space or time; farther.
    Washington DC is further from Europe than New York.
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 7, in The Mirror and the Lamp:
      “A very welcome, kind, useful present, that means to the parish. By the way, Hopkins, let this go no further. We don't want the tale running round that a rich person has arrived. Churchill, my dear fellow, we have such greedy sharks, and wolves in lamb's clothing. []”
  3. (conjunctive) Moreover; beyond what is already stated.
    Further, affiant sayeth naught. (A formal statement ending a deposition or affidavit, immediately preceding the affiant's signature.)
    • 2013 July 26, Leo Hickman, How algorithms rule the world”, in The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 7, page 26:
      The use of algorithms in policing is one example of their increasing influence on our lives. [] who, if anyone, is policing their use[?] Such concerns were sharpened further by the continuing revelations about how the US National Security Agency (NSA) has been using algorithms to help it interpret the colossal amounts of data it has collected from its covert dragnet of international telecommunications.

Translations

Usage notes

Some usage guides distinguish farther and further, with farther referring to distance, and further referring to degree or time.[1] Others, such as the OED, recommend farther as a comparative form of far and further for use when it is not comparative.[2]

However, most authorities consider the two interchangeable in most or all circumstances,[3] and historically they have not been distinguished.[4][5]

See also

Derived terms

References

  1. Grammar Girl: Further Versus Farther
  2. Daily Writing Tips – Farther, Further: What’s the Difference?
  3. Fowler’s Modern English Usage
  4. farther” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).
  5. Grammar Girl: Further Versus Farther

Statistics

Most common English words before 1923: suddenly · act · la · #482: further · line · added · toward