adverb compar. of far with fur·thest as superl.
adjective compar. of far with fur·thest as superl.
verb (used with object)
Origin of further
Related Words for furtheredhasten, help, facilitate, encourage, promote, speed, expedite, plug, assist, champion, ballyhoo, engender, contribute, serve, patronize, forward, foster, propagate, push, aid
Examples from the Web for furthered
Contemporary Examples of furthered
A lack of security and an unstable political situation have only furthered an already disturbing trend of sexual harassment.Egypt’s Plague of Sex Attacks
July 5, 2013
But a sequel most often means another look or furthered take on the same story, not new adventures and new stories of a character.Leave John Banville Alone! Why Chandler’s Marlowe Should Live On
September 6, 2012
In recent weeks, his defense minister Ehud Barak and the Israeli President Shimon Peres have furthered that request.Why Obama Won't Back a Strike on Iran
February 26, 2012
Historical Examples of furthered
This resemblance was furthered by the fact that the man's profile was birdlike.The Slave Of The Lamp
Henry Seton Merriman
It was furthered not a little by the ease with which he handled Latin.Erasmus and the Age of Reformation
Because of their limitations, however, their effectiveness can be furthered by interpretation.The Gate of Appreciation
The war was a grievous matter for the city, but it furthered the Reformation.A History of the Reformation (Vol. 2 of 2)
Thomas M. Lindsay
Luther's confinement in the Wartburg furthered the cause of the Reformation.Elijah the Tishbite
C. (Charles) H. (Henry) Mackintosh
Word Origin for further
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.
see without further ado.