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fur·ther

 (fûr′thər)
adj.A comparative of far
1. More distant in degree, time, or space: a result that was further from our expectations than last time; the further lamppost.
2. Additional: a further example; a further delay.
adv.A comparative of far
1. To a greater extent; more: considered further the consequences of her actions.
2. In addition; furthermore: He stated further that he would not cooperate with the committee.
3. At or to a more distant or advanced point: went only three miles further; reading five pages further tonight. See Usage Note at farther.
tr.v. fur·thered, fur·ther·ing, fur·thers
To help the progress of; promote. See Synonyms at advance.

[Middle English, from Old English furthra, from furthor, farther. Adv., from Middle English, from Old English furthor; see per in Indo-European roots.]

fur′ther·er n.

further

(ˈfɜːðə)
adv
1. in addition; furthermore
2. to a greater degree or extent
3. to or at a more advanced point
4. to or at a greater distance in time or space; farther
adj
5. additional; more
6. more distant or remote in time or space; farther
vb
(tr) to assist the progress of; promote
[Old English furthor; related to Old Frisian further, Old Saxon furthor, Old High German furdar; see forth]
ˈfurtherer n
Usage: See at farther

fur•ther

(ˈfɜr ðər)
adv.
1. at or to a greater distance; farther: too tired to go further.
2. at or to a more advanced point; to a greater extent: Let's not discuss it further.
3. in addition; moreover: Further, he should be here any minute.
adj.
4. more distant or remote; farther: The map shows it to be further than I thought.
5. more extended: a further delay?
6. additional; more: Further meetings seem pointless.
v.t.
7. to help forward (a work, undertaking, cause, etc.); promote; advance; forward: You can always count on her to further good causes.
[before 900; Middle English furthere, Old English furthra]
fur′ther•er, n.
usage: See farther.

farther

further

Farther and further are both comparative forms of far. Farthest and furthest are the superlative forms. When you are talking about distance, you can use any of these forms.

Birds were able to find food by flying farther and farther.
He must have found a window open further along the balcony.
Gus was in the farthest corner of the room.
The sun is then at its furthest point to the south.

However, when you are talking about the degree or extent of something, you can only use further or furthest.

He needed to develop his reading further.
The furthest you can get on a farm is foreman, and you won't be this until it's nearly time to retire.

further


Past participle: furthered
Gerund: furthering

Imperative
further
further
Present
I further
you further
he/she/it furthers
we further
you further
they further
Preterite
I furthered
you furthered
he/she/it furthered
we furthered
you furthered
they furthered
Present Continuous
I am furthering
you are furthering
he/she/it is furthering
we are furthering
you are furthering
they are furthering
Present Perfect
I have furthered
you have furthered
he/she/it has furthered
we have furthered
you have furthered
they have furthered
Past Continuous
I was furthering
you were furthering
he/she/it was furthering
we were furthering
you were furthering
they were furthering
Past Perfect
I had furthered
you had furthered
he/she/it had furthered
we had furthered
you had furthered
they had furthered
Future
I will further
you will further
he/she/it will further
we will further
you will further
they will further
Future Perfect
I will have furthered
you will have furthered
he/she/it will have furthered
we will have furthered
you will have furthered
they will have furthered
Future Continuous
I will be furthering
you will be furthering
he/she/it will be furthering
we will be furthering
you will be furthering
they will be furthering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been furthering
you have been furthering
he/she/it has been furthering
we have been furthering
you have been furthering
they have been furthering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been furthering
you will have been furthering
he/she/it will have been furthering
we will have been furthering
you will have been furthering
they will have been furthering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been furthering
you had been furthering
he/she/it had been furthering
we had been furthering
you had been furthering
they had been furthering
Conditional
I would further
you would further
he/she/it would further
we would further
you would further
they would further
Past Conditional
I would have furthered
you would have furthered
he/she/it would have furthered
we would have furthered
you would have furthered
they would have furthered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.further - promote the growth of; "Foster our children's well-being and education"
encourage, promote, further, boost, advance - contribute to the progress or growth of; "I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom"
2.further - contribute to the progress or growth of; "I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom"
connive at, wink at - give one's silent approval to
foster, further - promote the growth of; "Foster our children's well-being and education"
spur - incite or stimulate; "The Academy was formed to spur research"
help - contribute to the furtherance of; "This money will help the development of literacy in developing countries"
carry - take further or advance; "carry a cause"
feed - support or promote; "His admiration fed her vanity"
conduce, contribute, lead - be conducive to; "The use of computers in the classroom lead to better writing"
back up, support - give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to; "She supported him during the illness"; "Her children always backed her up"
Adj.1.further - more distant in especially degree; "nothing could be further from the truth"; "further from our expectations"; "farther from the truth"; "farther from our expectations"
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.further - 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"
2.further - 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.further - 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"

further

farther
adverb
1. more distant Now we live further away from the city centre.
2. more, to a greater extent, to a greater degree These skills are explained further under Key Concept 4.
3. in addition, moreover, besides, furthermore, also, yet, on top of, what's more, to boot, additionally, over and above, as well as, into the bargain Further, losing one day doesn't mean you won't win the next.
adjective
1. additional, more, new, other, extra, fresh, supplementary There was nothing further to be done.
2. remote, distant, more distant, more remote people from the further reaches of our district
verb
1. promote, help, develop, aid, forward, champion, push, encourage, speed, advance, work for, foster, contribute to, assist, plug (informal), facilitate, pave the way for, hasten, fast-track, patronize, expedite, succour, lend support to Education needn't only be about furthering your career.
promote stop, prevent, oppose, frustrate, foil, thwart, hinder, obstruct, retard, impede, hobble
further from (usually with the truth as object, in expression "nothing could be further from the truth") less like, more unlike She thought he was joking but nothing could be further from the truth. see farther

further

adjective
Being an addition:
adverbverb
To cause to move forward or upward, as toward a goal:
Translations
أَبْعَدأكْثَرإلى حد بعيد، أبْعَدبِالإضَافَة إلَى ذَلِكيُعَزِّز ، يُقَدِّم
dalšípodporovatvícedáldále
yderligerebringe viderelængerevidere
lisä-lisäksi
daljedodatan
frekar, meira, nánarlengraÿta undir, òoka áfram
さらにそれ以上の
추가의
dar daugiautolesnistoliautoliausiai
papildu-sekmētsīkāktālākveicināt
dljenadaljenadaljnji
bortrevidare
เพิ่มเติม, ซึ่งเพิ่มเข้ามามากขึ้น
bundan başkadaha ileridaha ileri/uzağadaha ileriyedaha uzakta /ilerde
hơnxa hơn

further

[ˈfɜːðəʳ]
A. ADV COMPAR of far
1. (in distance) how much further is it?¿cuánto camino nos queda?
have you much further to go?¿le queda mucho camino por hacer?
let's go further north/southvayamos más al norte/sur
his car was parked further alongsu coche estaba aparcado un poco más arriba/abajo
a crowd was gathering further along the streetse estaba congregando una multitud de gente calle arriba/abajo
we were too tired to go any further that dayestábamos demasiado cansados para continuar ese día
move it further awayapártalo un poco más
we live further away from the city centrevivimos más lejos del centro de la ciudad
further backmás atrás
I think it's further down the roadcreo que está bajando un poco más la calle
I was visiting a friend further down the streetestaba visitando a un amigo que vive bajando un poco la calle
I don't think we want to go any further down that road (fig) → no creo que sea prudente seguir por ese camino (fig)
I need to be a bit further forwardtengo que ponerme un poco más para delante
nothing was further from my thoughtsnada más lejos de mi intención
I sank even further inme hundí aún más
further onmás adelante
the track ended a mile further onel camino terminaba una milla más adelante
the boat drifted further out to seala barca iba siendo arrastrada mar adentro
further to the southmás al sur
we decided to go further up the trackdecidimos seguir avanzando por el camino
2. (in time)
let's look a little further aheadmiremos un poco más adelante
I never plan anything further than a week aheadnunca planeo nada con más de una semana de antelación
there is evidence of this even further back in historyincluso más antiguamente se ven evidencias de esto
records go no further back than 1960los archivos sólo se remontan a 1960
3. (= in progress)
you'll get further with her if you're politeconseguirás más si se lo pides educadamente
I got no further with him (in questioning) → no pude sacarle nada más
we need to go further and address the issuestenemos que ir más allá y proponer soluciones a los problemas
he went further, claiming the man had attacked himno se quedó ahí, sino que aseguró que el hombre lo había atacado
this mustn't go any further [confidential matter] → esto que no pase de aquí
to go further into a matterestudiar una cosa más a fondo
further on in this chaptermás adelante en este capítulo
I think we should take this matter furthercreo que deberíamos proseguir con este asunto
4. (= more) → más
they questioned us furthernos hicieron más preguntas
this will further damage the country's imageesto va a perjudicar más la imagen del país
I heard nothing further from themno supe más de ellos
don't trouble yourself any furtherno se moleste más
5. (= in addition) → además
and I further believe thaty creo además que ...
6. (Comm) (in correspondence) further to your letter of the 7thcon or en relación a su carta del 7
B. ADJ COMPAR of far (= additional) → más
I have no further comment to makeno tengo nada más que añadir
after further considerationtras considerarlo más detenidamente
without further delaysin más demora
please send me further details of your productsle ruego me envíen más información con respecto a sus productos
we have no further need of your servicesya no necesitamos sus servicios
until further noticehasta nuevo aviso
he was detained for further questioninglo retuvieron para someterle a un nuevo interrogatorio
recommendations for further readingsugerencias de lecturas complementarias or adicionales
C. VT (= promote) [+ cause, aim, understanding, career] → promover, fomentar
she was accused of furthering her own interestsla acusaron de actuar en beneficio de sus propios intereses
D. CPD further education Neducación f superior, educación f postescolar

further

[ˈfɜːrðər]
adj
(= more) → autre
nothing further to add → rien à ajouter
I've nothing further to say → Je n'ai rien à ajouter.
until further notice → jusqu'à nouvel ordre, jusqu'à nouvel avis
(= more distant) → plus loin
London is further from Manchester than Leeds is → Londres est plus loin de Manchester que Leeds.
How much further is it?
BUT C'est encore loin?.
How much further is it to Glasgow?
BUT Combien de kilomètres reste-t-il jusqu'à Glasgow?.
adv
(in space)plus loin
further on → plus loin
fifty metres further on → cinquante mètres plus loin
further away → plus loin
further along → plus loin
further along the beach → plus loin, le long de la plage
(in time)plus loin
further back → plus loin en arrière
further ahead → à plus longue échéance
(= more) → davantage
to take a matter further (= pursue) → donner suite à une affaire, ne pas laisser une affaire en l'état
further to your letter of ... (British)suite à votre lettre du ...
(= moreover) → de plus
vt
[+ career, interests] → faire avancer, faire progresser, promouvoir
[+ cause] → servir

further

adv comp of far
(in place, time, fig) → weiter; further onweiter, weiter entfernt; further back (in place, time) → weiter zurück; (= in the past)früher; nothing could be further from the truthnichts könnte weiter von der Wahrheit entfernt sein; nothing is further from my thoughtsnichts liegt mir ferner; further and further awayimmer weiter weg; to get further and further awaysich immer weiter entfernen; we’re no further advanced nowviel weiter sind wir jetzt (auch) nicht; he has decided not to take the matter any furtherer hat beschlossen, die Angelegenheit auf sich beruhen zu lassen; if we take this line of reasoning furtherwenn wir diese Argumente weiterverfolgen; to look further ahead (fig)weiter in die Zukunft schauen; in order to make the soup go furtherum die Suppe zu strecken
(= more) he didn’t question me furtherer hat mich nicht weiter or mehr gefragt; and furtherund darüber hinaus; further, I would like to say that …darüber hinaus möchte ich sagen, dass …; further to your letter of … (Comm) → Bezug nehmend auf or in Bezug auf Ihren Brief vom (form)
adj
(= additional)weiter; to remand a case for further inquiry (Jur) → einen Fall zurückstellen, bis weitere Nachforschungen angestellt sind; will there be anything further?kann ich sonst noch etwas für Sie tun?; further detailsnähere or weitere Einzelheiten pl
vt one’s interests, a causefördern; processvoranbringen; to further one’s educationsich weiterbilden; to further one’s careerberuflich vorankommen

further

[ˈfɜːðəʳ] comp of far
1. adv
a. (in time) → oltre, più avanti; (in place) → più lontano, oltre, più avanti
further back → più indietro
further on (also) (fig) → più avanti
how much further is it? → quanto manca or dista?
I got no further with him (fig) → non sono riuscito a cavare un ragno dal buco
nothing is further from my thoughts → non ci penso neanche
b. (more) → inoltre, di più
and I further believe that ... → e inoltre or per di più credo che...
further to your letter of ... (Comm) → con riferimento alla vostra lettera del...
he heard nothing further → non c'è stato alcun seguito
2. adj
a. = farther
b. (additional) → ulteriore, altro/a, supplementare
until further notice → fino a nuovo avviso
after further consideration → dopo un più attento esame
3. vt (a cause) → appoggiare, promuovere, favorire
to further one's interests → fare i propri interessi

further

(ˈfəːðə) adverb
(sometimes ˈfarther (ˈfaː-) ) at or to a great distance or degree. I cannot go any further.
adverb, adjective
more; in addition. I cannot explain further; There is no further news.
verb
to help (something) to proceed or go forward quickly. He furthered our plans.
ˌfurtherˈmore (-ˈmoː) adverb
in addition (to what has been said). Furthermore, I should like to point out.
ˈfurthest adverb
(also ˈfarthest (ˈfaː-) ) at or to the greatest distance or degree. Who lives furthest away?

further

أَبْعَد, بِالإضَافَة إلَى ذَلِك dál, další yderligere ferner, weiter περαιτέρω más, más lejos lisä-, lisäksi plus loin dalje, dodatan inoltre, ulteriore さらに, それ以上の, 추가의 verder fjernere, lenger dalej, dalszy adicional, mais adiante далее, дальнейший bortre, vidare เพิ่มเติม, ซึ่งเพิ่มเข้ามา, มากขึ้น daha ileri, daha ileriye hơn, xa hơn 更进一步地, 更远的
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I should have proposed a few more meetings, with a view to furthering this end, but for our present critical position toward Mrs.
He dared not do anything that would imply a stronger interest in a poor man's adopted child than could be expected from the kindliness of the young Squire, when a chance meeting suggested a little present to a simple old fellow whom others noticed with goodwill; but he told himself that the time would come when he might do something towards furthering the welfare of his daughter without incurring suspicion.
Circe,' said I, 'please to keep the promise you made me about furthering me on my homeward voyage.