furthest


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fur·thest

 (fûr′thĭst)
adj.A superlative of far
Most distant in degree, time, or space: That's the furthest thing from my mind. They explored the furthest reaches of space.
adv.A superlative of far
1. To the greatest extent or degree: went the furthest of all the children in her education.
2. At or to the most distant point in space or time: He swam the furthest.

[Middle English, from further, more distant; see further.]

furthest

(ˈfɜːðɪst)
adv
1. to the greatest degree or extent
2. to or at the greatest distance in time or space; farthest
adj
most distant or remote in time or space; farthest

far•thest

(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.furthest - (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.furthest - 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"
2.furthest - 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"

furthest

farthest
adjective most distant, extreme, ultimate, remotest, outermost, uttermost, furthermost, outmost the furthest point from earth see farthest

furthest

adjective
Most distant or remote, as from a center:
Translations
إلى أبعَد مَسافَه أو درجَه
nejdále
længstmest
legtávolabb
fjærst, lengst
najďalej
najdlje
en uzağa/ileriyeen uzakta/ileride

furthest

[ˈfɜːðɪst]
A. ADV SUPERL of far
1. (in distance) → más lejos
who has the furthest to go home?¿quién es el que vive más lejos?
that's the furthest that anyone has goneése es el punto más lejano al que se ha llegado
2. (in progress) that was the furthest the club had ever goneeso era lo máximo a lo que el club había llegado
Poland has taken these ideas furthestPolonia ha sido el país que más ha desarrollado estas ideas
3. (= most) → más
prices have fallen furthest in the south of Englanddonde más han bajado los precios ha sido en el sur de Inglaterra
B. ADJmás lejano
the furthest pointel punto más lejano
the seat furthest from the windowel asiento que más lejos está de la ventana
the furthest recesses of the mindlos recovecos más olvidados de la mente

furthest

[ˈfɜːrðɪst]
adv (in space)le plus loin
(in time)le plus loin
[progress, advance] → le plus; [fall] → le plus
adj (= most distant) [point, place] → le plus éloigné(la)(e)

furthest

advam weitesten; these fields are furthest (away) from his farmdiese Felder liegen am weitesten von seinem Hof entfernt; this is the furthest north you can godies ist der nördlichste Punkt, den man erreichen kann; those who came furthestdie, die am weitesten gereist sind; it was the furthest the Irish team had ever gotso weit war die irische Mannschaft noch nie gekommen; here prices have fallen furthesthier sind die Preise am meisten or stärksten gefallen; he went the furthest into this questioner drang am tiefsten in diese Frage ein
adjam weitesten entfernt; the furthest of the three villagesdas entfernteste von den drei Dörfern; in the furthest depths of the forestin den tiefsten Tiefen des Waldes; 5 km at the furthesthöchstens 5 km; the furthest way roundder weiteste Weg herum; the furthest distancedie größte Entfernung; taken to the furthest extent (fig)zum Äußersten getrieben; the furthest limits of endurancedie äußersten Grenzen des Durchhaltevermögens

furthest

[ˈfɜːðɪst] superl of far
1. adv this is the furthest you can gonon puoi andare più lontano
2. adjpiù lontano/a, più distante

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?
References in classic literature ?
The instant the French heard the pieces, it seemed as if the plain was alive with men, muskets rattling along its whole extent, from the shores of the lake to the furthest boundary of the woods.
This elusive quality it is, which causes the thought of whiteness, when divorced from more kindly associations, and coupled with any object terrible in itself, to heighten that terror to the furthest bounds.
Your word will go the furthest, John," said the master, "for Sir Clifford adds in a postscript, `If I could find a man trained by your John I should like him better than any other;' so, James, lad, think it over, talk to your mother at dinner-time, and then let me know what you wish.
And he who goes the furthest, and does the worst, only uses within limits the power that the law gives him.
four furious volcanoes pouring vast clouds of radiant smoke aloft, and spreading a blinding rainbowed noonday to the furthest confines of that valley.
Beyond that end of our establishment which was furthest from the street, was a deserted garden, pathless, and thickly grown with the bloomy and villainous "jimpson" weed and its common friend the stately sunflower.
You may depend on our return to North Shin gles in four or five days at furthest.
It was known directly, to the furthest confines of the crowd.
Behind the furthest end of the brewery, was a rank garden with an old wall: not so high but that I could struggle up and hold on long enough to look over it, and see that the rank garden was the garden of the house, and that it was overgrown with tangled weeds, but that there was a track upon the green and yellow paths, as if some one sometimes walked there, and that Estella was walking away from me even then.
I must tell you that I come from the furthest end of China, which is one of the largest and most powerful kingdoms in the world.
He was shouting to his men, and as she heard them reply Meriem darted from the hut and ran toward the edge of the boma furthest from Malbihn's tent.
Seeing from his violent demeanor that he was English, they gave him a ticket for the furthest station on the way thither that the train reached.