adverb compar. of far with fur·thest as superl.
adjective compar. of far with fur·thest as superl.
verb (used with object)
- furrowed tongue,
- further education,
Origin of further
adjective, far·ther or fur·ther, far·thest or fur·thest.
Origin of far
Examples from the Web for further
Also, she was tall and thin, too, further adding to the ways she met the physical beauty conventions.
Her post-crown fame, though, only further begs the question: Why has there not been another Jewish Miss America since 1945?
Further, there are maintenance crews who have to fix those drones.Exclusive: U.S. Drone Fleet at ‘Breaking Point,’ Air Force Says|Dave Majumdar|January 5, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Further, in the Super Tuesday states of Florida, Texas, and Virginia, Paul is operating at a decided disadvantage.
Further, unlike leagues in Japan, South Korea or Mexico, there are no foreign players.Is Major League Baseball Ready For Cuba’s Players?|Ben Jacobs|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Fenton led the way into the smoking-room, selected a couple of chairs in the further corner, then held out his cigar case.People of Position|Stanley Portal Hyatt
After returning to England, he battled for further recognition, but never received the full honours he courted.Ponteach|Robert Rogers
Even Philip p. 26consented to deliver them up until the English should see no further cause for detaining them.Pioneers and Founders|Charlotte Mary Yonge
The clerk concluded, like the people at Saumur, that his head was turned, and did not pay him any further attention.Voltaire's Romances|Franois-Marie Arouet
A further embarrassment comes from the fact that this tone-embroidery found in the i'i is not a fixed quantity.Unwritten Literature of Hawaii|Nathaniel Bright Emerson
Word Origin for further
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
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.
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.
see without further ado.
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