adjective, superl. of far with farther as compar.
adverb, superl. of far with farther as compar.
Origin of farthest
adjective, far·ther or fur·ther, far·thest or fur·thest.
- by a great deal; very much: too expensive by far.
- plainly; obviously: This melon is by far the ripest of the lot.
- unconventional; offbeat: His sense of humor is far out.
- radical; extreme: political opinions that are far out.
- recondite or esoteric: an interest in art that was considered far out.
- to attain success: With so much talent he should go far.
- to have a great effect toward; help: The new evidence will go far toward proving the defendant's guilt.
- up to now: So far, I've had no reply to my request.
- up to a certain point or extent: We were able to plan only so far because of various factors beyond our control.
- up to the present; up to now: We have met no resistance to our plan thus far.
- to a particular degree, point, or extent: When you get thus far in the experiment, consult with the professor.
Origin of far
Related Words for farthestfurthest, extreme, last, outermost, ultimate, utmost, uttermost, farthermost, furthermost, lattermost, outmost, remotest
Examples from the Web for farthest
Historical Examples of farthest
Farthest to the left were the traces of the savage who wore the patched moccasin.Burl
So after all it has come about that the message of the Farthest Lantern is never written at all.
The inspiration of the Farthest North for a brief time thrilled me.My Attainment of the Pole
Frederick A. Cook
Farthest away, at the other end of the row of iron cells, is Number Eight.Within Prison Walls
Thomas Mott Osborne
It was our "Farthest North" for one thing, our deepest point in the wilderness.The Tent Dwellers
Albert Bigelow Paine
Word Origin for farthest
adverb farther, further, farthest or furthest
- to the degree or extent that
- to the distance or place of
- informalwith reference to; as for
- in an advanced state of deterioration
- informalextremely 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
Word Origin for far
late 14c., superlative of far.
Old English feorr "far, remote, distant, to a great distance, long ago," from Proto-Germanic *ferro (cf. Old Saxon ferr, Old Frisian fer, Old Norse fjarre, Dutch ver, Old High German ferro, German fern, Gothic fairra), from PIE *per- "through, across, beyond" (cf. Sanskrit parah "farther, remote, ulterior," Hittite para "outside of," Greek pera "across, beyond," Latin per "through," Old Irish ire "farther"). Far East "China, Japan, and surrounding regions" is from 1838.
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