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Definition of further
used as comparative of far.
1 (also farther /ˈfärT͟Hər/) at, to, or by a greater distance (used to indicate the extent to which one thing or person is or becomes distant from another):for some time I had wanted to move farther from Lynne figurativethe committee seems to have moved further away from its original aims [with negative] used to emphasize the difference between a supposed or suggested fact or state of mind and the truth:as for her being a liar, nothing could be further from the truth nothing could be further from his mind than marrying 2 (also farther /ˈfär-/) over a greater expanse of space or time; for a longer way:we had walked further than I realized figurativewages have been driven down even further beyond the point already reached or the distance already covered:Emily decided to drive further up the coast before going any further we need to define our terms 3beyond or in addition to what has already been done:we are investigating ways to further increase customer satisfaction this theme will be developed further in Chapter 6 I shall not trouble you any further [sentence adverb] used to introduce a new point relating to or reinforcing a previous statement:poison hemlock resembles wild carrot, but has a strong, pungent odor; further, young leaves of wild carrot are more finely divided at or to a more advanced, successful, or desirable stage:at the end of three years they were no further on
1 (also farther /ˈfär-/) more distant in space than something else of the same kind:two men were standing at the further end of the clearing more remote from a central point:the museum is in the further reaches of the town 2additional to what already exists or has already taken place, been done, or been accounted for:cook for a further ten minutes
verb [with object]
help the progress or development of (something); promote:he had depended on using them to further his own career