Meaning of FURTHER in English

FURTHER

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

■ adverb

1.

(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?

2.

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?

3.

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 .

4.

( formal ) in addition to what has just been said

SYN furthermore :

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

➡ note at farther

IDIOMS

- 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.

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WORD ORIGIN

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.