- at or to a greater distance; farther: I'm too tired to go further.
- at or to a more advanced point; to a greater extent: Let's not discuss it further.
- in addition; moreover: Further, he should be here any minute.
- more distant or remote; farther: The map shows it to be further than I thought.
- more extended: Does this mean a further delay?
- additional; more: Further meetings seem pointless.
- to help forward (a work, undertaking, cause, etc.); promote; advance; forward: You can always count on him to further his own interests.
Origin of further
Examples from the Web for furthering
The summit, held this past Tuesday, does not seem to have made any breakthroughs on furthering the peace process.Taliban’s Quetta Shura Meet in Islamabad to Press for Peace
November 1, 2013
By the time contact is made, from the fan's point of view, it's the next step in furthering a relationship.Porn Superfans: Aurora Snow on the Relationship Between Cam Girls and Their Fans
April 29, 2013
In addition to that accusation, Peres was for a long time viewed as a politician interested only in furthering his own position.The Abba Eban Factor
Brent E. Sasley
December 4, 2012
Couric and co-host Matt Lauer became the most trusted names in morning news, furthering the legacy of the show.Ann Curry, Meredith Vieira & More: Best ‘Today’ Anchor Signoffs (VIDEO)
June 28, 2012
Basic necessities may be met, but at the cost of savings, furthering education, and expendable income.50 Recession-Smacked Cities
The Daily Beast
August 23, 2010
She dreaded any furthering of the personal understanding between them.The Gorgeous Girl
He had been writing for the papers and meant to do so again, 'for the furthering of my ideas.Heart of Darkness
His life was dedicated to peace and the furthering of peace.The K-Factor
Harry Harrison (AKA Henry Maxwell Dempsey)
Using this deadly situation as a means of furthering his own interests.Ten From Infinity
Paul W. Fairman
Ahuramazda will hear those who are bent on furthering (all that is good).Chips From A German Workshop - Volume I
Friedrich Max Mller
- in addition; furthermore
- to a greater degree or extent
- to or at a more advanced point
- to or at a greater distance in time or space; farther
- additional; more
- more distant or remote in time or space; farther
- (tr) to assist the progress of; promote
Word Origin and History for furthering
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.
Idioms and Phrases with furthering
see without further ado.