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adj.A superlative of far
Most remote or distant.
adv.A superlative of far
1. To or at the most distant or remote point.
2. To or at the most advanced point or stage.
3. By the greatest extent or degree.

[Middle English ferthest, superlative of farther; see farther.]


to or at the greatest distance in space or time
1. most distant in space or time
2. most extended
[C14 ferthest, from ferther further]


(ˈfɑr ðɪst)

adj. superl. of far with farther as compar.
1. most distant or remote.
2. most extended; longest.
adv. superl. offarwithfartheras compar.
3. at or to the greatest distance or most advanced point.
4. at or to the greatest degree or extent.
[1350–1400; Middle English ferthest; orig. variant of furthest]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.farthest - (comparatives of `far') most remote in space or time or order; "had traveled to the farthest frontier"; "don't go beyond the farthermost (or furthermost) tree"; "explored the furthest reaches of space"; "the utmost tip of the peninsula"
comparative, comparative degree - the comparative form of an adjective or adverb; "`faster' is the comparative of the adjective `fast'"; "`less famous' is the comparative degree of the adjective `famous'"; "`more surely' is the comparative of the adverb `surely'"
far - located 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"
Adv.1.farthest - to the greatest distance in space or time (`farthest' is used more often than `furthest' in this physical sense); "see who could jump the farthest"; "chose the farthest seat from the door"; "he swam the furthest"
2.farthest - to the greatest degree or extent or most advanced stage (`furthest' is used more often than `farthest' in this abstract sense); "went the furthest of all the children in her education"; "furthest removed from reality"; "she goes farthest in helping us"


see farther


Most distant or remote, as from a center:


[ˈfɑːrðɪst] of far
(in distance) [move, go, throw] → le plus loin
(in time)
the farthest back I can remember → d'aussi loin que je me souvienne
(in being accommodating, making concessions)
That's the farthest I can go in this deal → Je ne peux pas aller plus loin dans ce marché.
adj [place, point] → le plus éloigné(la)(e)


adj adv superl of far; the farthest point of the islandder am weitesten entfernte Punkt der Insel ? furthest ADV, ADJ


(faː) adverb
1. indicating distance, progress etc. How far is it from here to his house?
2. at or to a long way away. She went far away/off.
3. very much. She was a far better swimmer than her friend (was).
1. distant; a long way away. a far country.
2. more distant (usually of two things). He lives on the far side of the lake.
farther, farthestfurtherˈfaraway adjective
1. distant. faraway places.
2. not paying attention; dreamy. She had a faraway look in her eyes.
ˌfar-ˈfetched adjective
very unlikely. a far-fetched story.
as far as
1. to the place or point mentioned. We walked as far as the lake.
2. (also so far as) as great a distance as. He did not walk as far as his friends.
3. (also so far as) to the extent that. As far as I know she is well.
by far
by a large amount. They have by far the largest family in the village.
far and away
by a very great amount. She is far and away the cleverest girl in the class!
far from
1. not only not, but. Far from liking him, I hate him.
2. not at all. He was far from helpful.
so far
1. until now. So far we have been quite successful.
2. up to a certain point. We can get so far but no further without more help.
References in classic literature ?
Here he dismounted, and stopped beside the farthest of the four unlimbered cannon.
Our infantry were stationed there, and at the farthest point the dragoons.
It was the farthest corner of the garden, and in it was standing a little boy.
In the farthest corner of the garden was a tree quite covered with lovely white blossoms.
was vociferated in all directions; and shouts were heard in the distance, at first feebly and faintly; but growing louder and nearer at each successive repetition, until they were caught up by a fellow in a cocoanut tree a few yards off, who sounding them in turn, they were reiterated from a neighbouring grove, and so died away gradually from point to point, as the intelligence penetrated into the farthest recess of the valley.
Outside the wall, at the part of the grounds farthest from the public road, were a horse and a light wagon, waiting.
When the earth is nearest the sun she is in her perihelion; and in her aphelion at the farthest point.
During a brief interval, employed by the pupils in ruling their books, my eye, ranging carelessly over the benches, observed, for the first time, that the farthest seat in the farthest row--a seat usually vacant--was again filled by the new scholar, the Mdlle.
They lay on their backs, disposed orderly along three sides of the room, their feet to the walls--against the other wall, farthest from the door, stood my bed and the chair.
My home, thank God, is as yet outside their lines; my wife and little ones are still beyond the invader's farthest advance.
It was also well understood that it is farthest removed from the earth during its
Mr Bayle (I think, in his article of Helen) imputes this, and with greater probability, to their violent love of glory; for the truth of which, we have the authority of him who of all others saw farthest into human nature, and who introduces the heroine of his Odyssey, the great pattern of matrimonial love and constancy, assigning the glory of her husband as the only source of her affection towards him.