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Definition of farthest adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



(also furthest)
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 (superlative of far) at the greatest distance in space, direction, or time the farthest point of the journey the part of the lawn farthest from the house 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?
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