farthest

[ fahr-th ist ]
/ ˈfɑr ðɪst /

adjective, superl. of far with farther as compar.

most distant or remote.
most extended; longest.

adverb, superl. of far with farther as compar.

at or to the greatest distance.
at or to the most advanced point.
at or to the greatest degree or extent.

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Origin of farthest

1350–1400; Middle English ferthest; orig. variant of furthest

Definition for farthest (2 of 2)

far
[ fahr ]
/ fɑr /

adverb

at or to a great distance; a long way off; at or to a remote point: We sailed far ahead of the fleet.
at or to a remote or advanced time: We talked far into the night.
at or to a great, advanced, or definite point of progress, or degree: Having come this far, we might as well continue.
much or many: I need far more time. We gained far more advantages.

adjective, far·ther or fur·ther, far·thest or fur·thest.

Origin of far

before 900; Middle English far, fer, Old English feorr; cognate with Old High German ferr, Old Norse fjar, Gothic fairra; akin to German fern far, Latin porrō forward, further

usage note for far

See as1, farther.

OTHER WORDS FROM far

far·ness, nouno·ver·far, adverb, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH far

fair far fare
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British Dictionary definitions for farthest (1 of 2)

farthest
/ (ˈfɑːðɪst) /

adverb

to or at the greatest distance in space or time

adjective

most distant in space or time
most extended

Word Origin for farthest

C14 ferthest, from ferther further

British Dictionary definitions for farthest (2 of 2)

far
/ (fɑː) /

adverb farther, further, farthest or furthest

adjective (prenominal)

Derived forms of far

farness, noun

Word Origin for far

Old English feorr; related to Old Frisian fīr, Old High German ferro, Latin porro forwards, Greek pera further
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Idioms and Phrases with farthest

far

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