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further Explained

further at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


further at English irregular forms Of Explained:

=> {far}

further at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

O.E. fur?uor (adv.), fur?ura (adj.), (ge)fyr?uan (v.) "further, impel," etymologically representing either "forth-er" or "fore-ther." The former would be from fur?uum (see forth) + comp. suffix *-eron-, *-uron- (cf. inner, outer). Alternate etymology traces it to P.Gmc. *fur?¢®eron-, from PIE *pr-tero, (cf. Gk. proteros "former"), from root of fore + comp. suffix also found in after, other. Senses of "in addition, to a greater extent" are later metaphoric developments. Furthermore is from c.1200. ///

further at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

adv ----------//
1 more:
2 take something further:
3 distance:
4 time:
5 in addition:
6 further to something:
7 nothing could be further from the truth:
8 nothing could be/is further from somebody's mind/thoughts:
9 something must not go any further: ----------// [Language: Old English; Origin: furthor; related to forth]//
1 MORE: more, or to a greater degree// --A spokesman declined to comment until the evidence could be studied further.// --The flavour of the wine is further improved during the aging period.// --Whaling in Australia was stopped. But the Australian government went further (=said or did something more extreme) and proposed a global ban.// further into/away etc// --Marcus sank further and further into debt.//
2 take sth further: to take action at a more serious or higher level, especially in order to get the result you want// --The police do not propose to take the matter further .// take sth a stage/step further // --Critics want the government to take this one stage further and ban the film altogether.//
3 DISTANCE: also farther// a greater distance, or beyond a particular place// --They walked a little further.// further up/away/along etc// --His farm is located further away from Riobamba than his brother's.// --His hands moved further down her back.// --They've never been further south than San Diego.//
4 TIME: into the past or the future// further back/on/ahead etc// --Five years further on, a cure has still not been found.// --The records don't go any further back than 1960.// --It might be a sign, much further down the road (=in the future) , of a change in policy.//
5 IN ADDITION: [sentence adverb] formal used to introduce something additional that you want to talk about// furthermore// --Butter sales have fallen because margarine has improved in flavor. Further, butter consumption has decreased because of links to heart disease.//
6 further to sth: written formal used in letters to mention a previous letter, conversation etc about the same matter// --Further to your letter of February 5th, we can confirm your order.//
7 nothing could be further from the truth: used when you want to say that something is completely untrue// --People often described him as a bitter academic, but nothing could be further from the truth.//
8 nothing could be/is further from sb's mind/thoughts: used to emphasize that someone is not thinking about or intending something//
9 sth must not go any further: used to say that something you are telling someone is secret or private//
further 2 adj [only before noun]
1 more or additional: --Are there any further questions?// --We have decided to take no further action .// further details/information etc // --Visit our website for further details.// a further 10 miles/5 minutes etc // --Cook gently for a further 10 minutes.//
2 until further notice: until you are told that something has changed// --Lacunza ordered the suspension of the elections until further notice.//
further 3 v [T] to help something progress or be successful// promote// --He dedicated his life to furthering the cause of world peace.// --Alan had been using her to further his career .//

further at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

92 Moby Thesaurus words for "further":
above, accessory, added, additional, additionally, advance,
advantage, again, aid, all included, also, altogether,
among other things, ancillary, and all, and also, and so, another,
as well, assist, au reste, auxiliary, back, beside, besides,
beyond, boost, collateral, conduce to, contribute to, contributory,
else, en plus, encourage, engender, expedite, extra, facilitate,
farther, favor, for lagniappe, forward, foster, fresh, furthermore,
generate, hasten, help, in addition, inter alia, into the bargain,
item, lend wings to, likewise, make for, more, more distant,
moreover, new, on the side, on top of, other, over, over and above,
patronize, plus, promote, propagate, push forward, put forward,
quicken, remoter, renewed, serve, set forward, similarly, spare,
speed, supernumerary, supplemental, supplementary, support,
surplus, then, therewith, thither, to boot, too, ulterior, yet,
yon, yonder

further at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[ADV] (Addition): in addition, more, plus, extra, and, also, likewise, too, furthermore, further, and also, else, besides, to boot, et cetera, and so on, and so forth, into the bargain, over and above, moreover, with, including, inclusive, as well as, not to mention, let alone, together with, along with, coupled with, in conjunction with, conjointly, jointly.

[ADV] (Distance): far off, far away, afar, afar, out of the way, out of reach, abroad, yonder, farther, further, beyond.

further at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

adverb, adjective, verb
1 (comparative of far) (especially BrE) at or to a greater distance
We had walked further than I had realized. * Two miles further on we came to a small town. * The hospital is further down the road. * Can you stand a bit further away?
2 a longer way in the past or the future:
Think further back into your childhood. * How will the company be doing ten years further on?
3 to a greater degree or extent:
The police decided to investigate further. * My life is further complicated by having to work such long hours. * Nothing could be further from the truth.
4 (formal) in addition to what has just been said
Further, it is important to consider the cost of repairs. -> FARTHER
further along / down the road at some time in the future:
There are certain to be more job losses further down the road.
go further
1 to say more about sth, or make a more extreme point about it:
I would go even further and suggest that the entire government is corrupt.
2 to last longer; to serve more people:
They watered down the soup to make it go further.
go no further | not go any further if you tell sb that a secret will go no further, you promise not to tell it to anyone else
take sth further to take more serious action about sth or speak to sb at a higher level about it:
I am not satisfied with your explanation and intend to take the matter further.
more at AFIELD
adjective (comparative of far) more; ADDITIONAL:
Cook for a further 2 minutes. * Have you any further questions? * For further details call this number. * We have decided to take no further action. * The museum is closed until further notice (= until we say that it is open again).
verb [VN] to help sth to develop or be successful:
They hoped the new venture would further the cause of cultural cooperation in Europe. * She took the new job to further her career.

Further at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Further \Fur"ther\, a. compar. [Positive wanting; superl.
1. More remote; at a greater distance; more in advance;
farther; as, the further end of the field. See {Farther}.

2. Beyond; additional; as, a further reason for this opinion;
nothing further to suggest.

Note: The forms further and farther are in general not
differentiated by writers, but further is preferred by
many when application to quantity or degree is implied.

Further \Fur"ther"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Furthered}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Furthering}.] [OE. furthren, forthren, AS.
fyr[eth]ran, fyr[eth]rian. See {Further}, adv.]
To help forward; to promote; to advance; to forward; to help
or assist.

This binds thee, then, to further my design. --Dryden.

I should nothing further the weal public. --Robynsom

Further \Fur"ther\, adv. [A comparative of forth; OE. further,
forther, AS. fur?or, far?ur; akin to G. f["u]rder. See
{Forth}, adv.]
To a greater distance; in addition; moreover. See {Farther}.

Carries us, I know not how much further, into familiar
company. --M. Arnold.

They sdvanced us far as Eleusis and Thria; but no
further. --Jowett
(Thucyd. ).

{Further off}, not so near; apart by a greater distance.

further at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

See {far}

adj 1: at a great distance in time or space or degree; "we come
from a far country"; "far corners of the earth"; "the
far future"; "a far journey"; "the far side of the
road"; "far from the truth"; "far in the future" [ant:
2: being of a considerable distance or length; "a far trek"
3: being the animal or vehicle on the right or being on the
right side of an animal or vehicle; "the horse on the
right is the far horse"; "the right side is the far side
of the horse"
4: beyond a norm in opinion or actions; "the far right"
[also: {further}, {farther}]

adv 1: to a considerable degree; very much; "a far far better thing
that I do"; "felt far worse than yesterday"; "eyes far
too close together"
2: at or to or from a great distance in space; "he traveled
far"; "strayed far from home"; "sat far away from each
3: at or to a certain point or degree; "I can only go so far
before I have to give up"; "how far can we get with this
kind of argument?"
4: remote in time; "if we could see far into the future"; "all
that happened far in the past"
5: to an advanced stage or point; "a young man who will go very
[also: {further}, {farther}]

adv 1: to or at a greater extent or degree or a more advanced stage
(`further' is used more often than `farther' in this
abstract sense); "further complicated by uncertainty
about the future"; "let's not discuss it further";
"nothing could be further from the truth"; "they are
further along in their research than we expected";
"the application of the law was extended farther"; "he
is going no farther in his studies" [syn: {farther}]
2: in addition or furthermore; "if we further suppose"; "stated
further that he would not cooperate with them"; "they are
definitely coming; further, they should be here already"
3: to or at a greater distance in time or space (`farther' is
used more frequently than `further' in this physical
sense); "farther north"; "moved farther away"; "farther
down the corridor"; "the practice may go back still
farther to the Druids"; "went only three miles further";
"further in the future" [syn: {farther}]
v 1: promote the growth of; "Foster our children's well-being and
education" [syn: {foster}]
2: contribute to the progress or growth of; "I am promoting the
use of computers in the classroom" [syn: {promote}, {advance},
{boost}, {encourage}]

adj 1: existing or coming by way of addition; "an additional
problem"; "further information"; "there will be
further delays"; "took more time" [syn: {additional},
{further(a)}, {more(a)}]
2: more distant in especially degree; "nothing could be further
from the truth"; "further from our expectations"; "farther
from the truth"; "farther from our expectations" [syn: {farther}]

further at English (WD) Of Explained:



From Inter: etyl » ang|en Inter: term » furþor|lang=ang, from Inter: etyl » gem-pro|en Inter: recons » furþera|lang=gem-pro, from Inter: etyl » ine-pro|en Inter: recons » per-|lang=ine-pro (a common preposition).


* Inter: audio » en-us-further.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: IPA » /fɜː(r)ðə(r)/
  • : Inter: rhymes » ɜː(r)ðə(r)


    Inter: en-ver » b

  • Inter: transitiv » e To encourage growth.
    1. : Further the economy.
    2. To support progress or growth of something.


      Inter: trans-top » to further

  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|edistää
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|fördern
  • Kurdish:
  • : Sorani: Inter: t- » ku|پێشخستن|tr=pésxistin|sc=ku-Arab
  • Portuguese: desenvolver (2)

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|продвигать|tr=prodvigátʹ|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|содействовать|tr=sodéjstvovatʹ|sc=Cyrl Inter: qualifier » intransitive, Inter: t+ » ru|способствовать|tr=sposóbstvovatʹ|sc=Cyrl Inter: qualifier » intransitive
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|desarrollar, Inter: t- » es|desenvolver
    • Swahili: Inter: t+ » sw|pofu

    Inter: trans-botto » m


  • Inter: comparative of » far|lang=English|POS=adjective; of or pertaining to being distant, or of greater distance in degree or of extension in time.
    1. More, additional.
    2. Inter: quote-news »

    |date=November 3
    |author=Chris Bevan
    |title=Rubin Kazan 1 - 0 Tottenham
    |work=BBC Sport
    |passage=This time Cudicini was left helpless when Natcho stepped up to expertly curl the ball into the top corner.
    That was the cue for further pressure from the Russian side and it took further Cudicini saves to keep the score down.


    Inter: trans-top » of or pertaining to being distant...
    • Esperanto: plua
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|kauempi

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|дальний|tr=dálʹnij|sc=Cyrl, Inter: qualifier » бо́лее Inter: t+ » ru|далёкий|tr=daljókij|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|дальнейший|tr=dalʹnéjšij|sc=Cyrl Inter: qualifier » further sequentialy or future

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-adv » -
  • Inter: comparative of » far|lang=English|POS=adverb
    1. Inter: context » conjunctive Also; in addition to.
    2. 1924, Category: w - :Aristotle|Aristotle, W. D. Ross (translator), Category: s - :Metaphysics|Metaphysics, Category: s - :Metaphysics/Book_I#Part_6|Book 1, Part 6,
    3. : Further, besides sensible things and Forms he says there are the objects of mathematics, which occupy an intermediate position, Inter: .. » ..
    4. Inter: context » location At greater distance in space or time; farther.
    5. : Washington DC is further from Europe than New York.
    6. Inter: context » conjunctive Moreover; beyond what is already stated.
    7. : Further, affiant sayeth naught. (A formal statement ending a deposition or affidavit, immediately preceding the affiant's signature.)


      Inter: trans-top » comparative of far

  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|kauempana Inter: qualifier » in, at; Inter: t+ » fi|kauemmaksi, Inter: t+ » fi|kauemmas Inter: qualifier » to; Inter: t- » fi|kauempaa Inter: qualifier » from

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|дальше|tr=dálʹše|sc=Cyrl

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » in addition to
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|lisäksi, Inter: t+ » fi|edelleen

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|далее|tr=dáleje|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|кроме того

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » at greater distance
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|kauempana Inter: qualifier » in
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|дальше|tr=dálʹše|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|далее|tr=dáleje|sc=Cyrl

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|lejos

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » moreover
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|lisäksi, Inter: t- » fi|sen lisäksi

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|далее|tr=dáleje|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|кроме того

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-top » further (adverb)
    • Inter: ttbc » Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|dál
    • Inter: ttbc » Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|verder
    • Inter: ttbc » French: Inter: t+ » fr|de plus
    • Inter: ttbc » German: Inter: t+ » de|weitere (1), des Weiteren (2) (4), Inter: t+ » de|ferner (2) (4)

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Inter: ttbc » Italian: Inter: t- » it|ulteriormente
  • Inter: ttbc » Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|dalej (1), Inter: t+ » pl|więcej (2)
  • Inter: ttbc » Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|também, Inter: t+ » pt|adicionalmente (1)
  • Inter: ttbc » Swahili: Inter: t+ » sw|pofu

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    Usage notes

    Some usage guides distinguish Inter: term » farther and Inter: term » further, with farther referring to distance, and further referring to degree or time.Grammar Girl: Further Versus Farther Others, such as the OED, recommend farther as a comparative form of far and further for use when it is not comparative.Daily Writing Tips – Farther, Further: What’s the Difference?
    However, most authorities consider the two interchangeable in most or all circumstances,Category: w - :Fowler's Modern English Usage|Fowler’s Modern English Usage and historically they have not been distinguished.Inter: R:Online Etymology Dictionary » fartherGrammar Girl: Further Versus Farther

    See also

    * far

    Derived terms

    * furthermore



    * Inter: rank » suddenly|act|la|482|further|line|added|toward
    Category: Category:English conjunctive adverbs -
    Category: Category:English location adverbs -
    Category: Category - :English suppletive adjective paradigms|far1b
    Translation: et » further
    Translation: el » further
    Translation: es » further
    Translation: fr » further
    Translation: ko » further
    Translation: io » further
    Translation: it » further
    Translation: kn » further
    Translation: ku » further
    Translation: li » further
    Translation: hu » further
    Translation: mg » further
    Translation: ml » further
    Translation: my » further
    Translation: nl » further
    Translation: ja » further
    Translation: pl » further
    Translation: pt » further
    Translation: ru » further
    Category: simple:further -
    Translation: fi » further
    Translation: sv » further
    Translation: ta » further
    Translation: te » further
    Translation: th » further
    Translation: vi » further
    Translation: zh » further