[fur-th er-uh ns]


the act of furthering; promotion; advancement.

Origin of furtherance

First recorded in 1400–50, furtherance is from the late Middle English word fortheraunce. See further, -ance
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Examples from the Web for furtherance

Contemporary Examples of furtherance

Historical Examples of furtherance

  • In furtherance of her present object, she gave Copplestone look for look.

    The Crooked House

    Brandon Fleming

  • In the furtherance of science and art he was still more munificent.

  • The holding companies were great aids in the furtherance of this concentration.

    The New Nation

    Frederic L. Paxson

  • Never could a spot be better situated for the furtherance of my wishes.


    Frederick Marryat

  • Phoenician technical skill was invoked for the furtherance of both objects.

    History of Phoenicia

    George Rawlinson

British Dictionary definitions for furtherance



the act of furthering; advancement
something that furthers or advances
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Word Origin and History for furtherance

mid-15c., from further + -ance.

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