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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 ?
And inaudible, too, by mortal ear, but heard with all-comprehending love and pity in the farthest heaven, that almost agony of prayer --now whispered, now a groan, now a struggling silence--wherewith she besought the Divine assistance through the day Evidently, this is to be a day of more than ordinary trial to Miss Hepzibah, who, for above a quarter of a century gone by, has dwelt in strict seclusion, taking no part in the business of life, and just as little in its intercourse and pleasures.
And now a dream of resistance haunts him, hope battling with fear; until suddenly he stirs, and a fetter snaps--and a thrill shoots through him, to the farthest ends of his huge body, and in a flash the dream becomes an act
And as to conceit, he is the farthest from it of any man I know.
Where the Northern Ocean, in vast whirls, Boils round the naked, melancholy isles Of farthest Thule; and the Atlantic surge Pours in among the stormy Hebrides.
Micawber, that, when he went from London to Canterbury, he should have talked as if he were going to the farthest limits of the earth; and, when he went from England to Australia, as if he were going for a little trip across the channel.
But the pork had been hung at the farthest extremity of the hanger, apparently to prevent the roasting from proceeding too rapidly during the owner's absence.
Thou wouldst thy self, no doubt, And boldly venture to whatever place Farthest from pain, where thou mightst hope to change Torment with ease, & soonest recompence Dole with delight, which in this place I sought; To thee no reason; who knowst only good, But evil hast not tri'd: and wilt object His will who bound us?
This cow, worth twenty oxen, is decreed, For him who farthest sends the winged reed.
Hence--" Here Trefusis opened a drawer, took out a pistol, and fired at the Hebe in the farthest niche.
I began last week to permit my wife to sit at dinner with me, at the farthest end of a long table; and to answer (but with the utmost brevity) the few questions I asked her.
At last, Jammes, flinging herself upon the farthest corner of the wall, with every mark of real terror on her face, whispered:
Remember, Mother, it is always the seventh wave that goes farthest up the beach.