Meaning of FURTHER in English


/ ˈfɜːðə(r); NAmE ˈfɜːrð-/ adverb , adjective , verb

■ adverb


(comparative of far ) ( especially BrE ) at or to a greater distance

SYN farther :

We had walked further than I had realized.

Two miles further on we came to a small town.

The hospital is further down the road.

Can you stand a bit further away?


a longer way in the past or the future :

Think further back into your childhood.

How will the company be doing ten years further on?


to a greater degree or extent :

The police decided to investigate further.

My life is further complicated by having to work such long hours.

Nothing could be further from the truth .


( formal ) in addition to what has just been said

SYN furthermore :

Further, it is important to consider the cost of repairs.

➡ note at farther


- go further

- go no further | not go any further

- take sth further

—more at afield

■ adjective

(comparative of far ) more; additional :

Cook for a further 2 minutes.

Have you any further questions?

For further details call this number.

We have decided to take no further action.

The museum is closed until further notice (= until we say that it is open again) .

■ verb

[ vn ] to help sth to develop or be successful :

They hoped the new venture would further the cause of cultural cooperation in Europe.

She took the new job to further her career.



Old English furthor (adverb), furthra (adjective), fyrthrian (verb), of Germanic origin; related to forth .

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.