Meaning of FURTHER in English


— furtherer , n.

/ferr"dheuhr/ , compar. adv. and adj. of far with superl. furthest , v.


1. at or to a greater distance; farther: I'm too tired to go further.

2. at or to a more advanced point; to a greater extent: Let's not discuss it further.

3. in addition; moreover: Further, he should be here any minute.


4. more distant or remote; farther: The map shows it to be further than I thought.

5. more extended: Does this mean a further delay?

6. additional; more: Further meetings seem pointless.


7. to help forward (a work, undertaking, cause, etc.); promote; advance; forward: You can always count on him to further his own interests.

[ bef. 900; ME furthere, OE furthra; c. G vordere more advanced ]

Usage . See farther .

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .