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further    : [f'ɚðɚ]
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}.
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Carries us, I know not how much further, into familiar
company. --M. Arnold.
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They sdvanced us far as Eleusis and Thria; but no
further. --Jowett
(Thucyd. ).
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{Further off}, not so near; apart by a greater distance.
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Further \Fur"ther\, a. compar. [Positive wanting; superl.
{Furthest}.]
1. More remote; at a greater distance; more in advance;
farther; as, the further end of the field. See {Farther}.
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2. Beyond; additional; as, a further reason for this opinion;
nothing further to suggest.
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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.
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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.
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This binds thee, then, to further my design. --Dryden.
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I should nothing further the weal public. --Robynsom
(More's
Utopia).
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further
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" [synonym: {further},
{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" [synonym: {farther}, {further}]
adj 1: more distant in especially degree; "nothing could be
further from the truth"; "further from our expectations";
"farther from the truth"; "farther from our expectations"
[synonym: {further}, {farther}]
v 1: promote the growth of; "Foster our children's well-being
and education" [synonym: {foster}, {further}]
2: contribute to the progress or growth of; "I am promoting the
use of computers in the classroom" [synonym: {promote},
{advance}, {boost}, {further}, {encourage}]

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




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