- at or to a greater distance; farther: I'm too tired to go further.
- at or to a more advanced point; to a greater extent: Let's not discuss it further.
- in addition; moreover: Further, he should be here any minute.
- more distant or remote; farther: The map shows it to be further than I thought.
- more extended: Does this mean a further delay?
- additional; more: Further meetings seem pointless.
- to help forward (a work, undertaking, cause, etc.); promote; advance; forward: You can always count on him to further his own interests.
Origin of further
Examples from the Web for furthered
A lack of security and an unstable political situation have only furthered an already disturbing trend of sexual harassment.Egypt’s Plague of Sex Attacks
July 5, 2013
But a sequel most often means another look or furthered take on the same story, not new adventures and new stories of a character.Leave John Banville Alone! Why Chandler’s Marlowe Should Live On
September 6, 2012
In recent weeks, his defense minister Ehud Barak and the Israeli President Shimon Peres have furthered that request.Why Obama Won't Back a Strike on Iran
February 26, 2012
This resemblance was furthered by the fact that the man's profile was birdlike.The Slave Of The Lamp
Henry Seton Merriman
It was furthered not a little by the ease with which he handled Latin.Erasmus and the Age of Reformation
Because of their limitations, however, their effectiveness can be furthered by interpretation.The Gate of Appreciation
The war was a grievous matter for the city, but it furthered the Reformation.A History of the Reformation (Vol. 2 of 2)
Thomas M. Lindsay
Luther's confinement in the Wartburg furthered the cause of the Reformation.Elijah the Tishbite
C. (Charles) H. (Henry) Mackintosh
- in addition; furthermore
- to a greater degree or extent
- to or at a more advanced point
- to or at a greater distance in time or space; farther
- additional; more
- more distant or remote in time or space; farther
- (tr) to assist the progress of; promote
Word Origin and History for furthered
Old English furðor (adv.), furðra (adj.), etymologically representing either "forth-er" or "fore-ther." The former would be from furðum (see forth) + comparative suffix *-eron-, *-uron- (cf. inner, outer).
Alternative etymology traces it to Proto-Germanic *furþeron-, from PIE *pr-tero, (cf. Greek proteros "former"), from root of fore + comparative suffix also found in after, other. Senses of "in addition, to a greater extent" are later metaphoric developments.
Old English (ge)fyrðan "further, impel;" see further (adj.). Cf. Middle Low German vorderen, Old High German furdiran, German fördern. Related: Furthered; furthering.
Idioms and Phrases with furthered
see without further ado.