adverb, compar. of far with farthest as superl.
adjective, compar. of far with farthest as superl.
Origin of farther
The expression all the farther (or further ) in place of as far as occurs chiefly in informal speech: This is all the farther the train goes. See also all.
Definition for farther (2 of 2)
adjective, far·ther or fur·ther, far·thest or fur·thest.
Origin of far
Related formsfar·ness, nouno·ver·far, adverb, adjective
Examples from the Web for farther
The Freedom author went to a deserted island to write Farther Away.Roughing It With Jonathan Franzen’s ‘Farther Away’|Chris Wallace|April 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Farther down the highway, a smaller group chanted pro-death slogans and tossed insults at the supporters of Graney.
Farther along in this same letter Calderwell touched upon his new friend again.Miss Billy's Decision|Eleanor H. Porter
Farther to the north was a small column on the road Milan-Vercelli.
Farther on we crossed three more tributaries of the larger stream, all fairly wide and deep.An Explorer's Adventures in Tibet|A. Henry Savage Landor
Farther down stream, however, the efforts met with better fortune.With the British Army in The Holy Land|Henry Osmond Lock
Farther on, in the Rue St. Honoré, a squad of dismounted cuirassiers stood listlessly holding the bridles of their horses.Mlle. Fouchette|Charles Theodore Murray
British Dictionary definitions for farther (1 of 2)
Word Origin for farther
British Dictionary definitions for farther (2 of 2)
adverb farther, further, farthest or furthest
- to the degree or extent that
- to the distance or place of
- informal with reference to; as for
- in an advanced state of deterioration
- informal extremely drunk
- to be successful; achieve muchyour son will go far
- to be sufficient or last longthe wine didn't go far
- up to the present moment
- up to a certain point, extent, degree, etc
- a long way
- something very different
Derived Formsfarness, noun
Word Origin for far
Idioms and Phrases with farther (1 of 2)
see can't see beyond (farther than) the end of one's nose.
Idioms and Phrases with farther (2 of 2)
In addition to the idioms beginning with far
- far afield
- far and away
- far and near
- far and wide
- far be it from one to
- far cry from, a
- far from
- far gone
- far out
- as far as
- as far as possible
- as far as that goes
- by far
- carry too far
- few and far between
- go far
- go so far as to
- go too far
- so far
- so far so good