Definition of farther adverb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

  

farther

 adverb
adverb
NAmE//ˈfɑrðər//
 
 
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  •  (comparative of far) at or to a greater distance in space or time farther north/south farther along the road I can't go any farther. As a family we grew farther and farther apart. We watched their ship moving gradually farther away. How much farther is it? They haven't gotten any farther with the work (= they have made no progress). Which Word?further / farther / farthest / furthest These are the comparative and superlative forms of far. To talk about distance, further and farthest are the most common:I have to travel further to work now. the house farthest away from the road To talk about the degree or extent of something, further/furthest are usually preferred:Let’s consider this point further. Further, but not farther, can also be used in formal situations to mean “more” or “additional”:Are there any further/more/additional questions?
  • Idioms
    far/farther/further afield
     
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    far away from home; to or in places that are not near You can rent a car if you want to explore further afield. Journalists came from as far afield asChina.
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