further


further
further used as comparative of FAR(Cf. ↑far). ADVERB (also farther) 1) at, to, or by a greater distance. 2) over a greater expanse of space or time. 3) beyond the point already reached. 4) at or to a more advanced or desirable stage. 5) in addition; also.
ADJECTIVE 1) (also farther) more distant in space. 2) additional.
VERB help the progress or development of.
further to — Cf. ↑further to
USAGE Is there any difference between further and farther? In the sense ‘at, to, or by a greater distance’ they may be used interchangeably: she moved further down the train and she moved farther down the train are both correct. However further is a much commoner word, and in addition it is used in certain abstract contexts, for example in references to time, in which it would be unusual to substitute farther, e.g. have you anything further to say? ; without further delay .
ORIGIN Old English, related to FORTH(Cf. ↑forth).

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