Definition of farther adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈfɑːðə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɑːrðər//
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 (comparative of far) at a greater distance in space, direction or time the farther shore of the lake Which Word?farther / further / farthest / furthest These are the comparative and superlative forms of far. To talk about distance, use either farther, farthest or further, furthest. In British English, further, furthest are the most common forms and in North American English, farther and farthest:I have to travel further/​farther to work now. 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 mean ‘more’ or ‘additional’:Are there any further questions? This sounds very formal in North American English.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: farther