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Adverb: further  fur-dhu(r)
  1. To or at a greater distance in time or space ('farther' is used more frequently than 'further' in this physical sense)
    "went only three miles further"; "further in the future";
    - farther
  2. To or at a greater extent or degree or a more advanced stage ('further' is used more often than 'farther' in this abstract sense)
    "further complicated by uncertainty about the future"; "let's not discuss it further"; "nothing could be further from the truth"; "they are further along in their research than we expected";
    - farther
  3. In addition or furthermore
    "if we further suppose"; "stated further that he would not cooperate with them"; "they are definitely coming; further, they should be here already"
Verb: further  fur-dhu(r)
  1. Promote the growth of
    "further our children's well-being and education";
    - foster
  2. Contribute to the progress or growth of
    "I am furthering the use of computers in the classroom";
    - promote, advance, boost, encourage
Adjective: further  fur-dhu(r)
  1. More distant in especially degree
    "nothing could be further from the truth"; "further from our expectations";
    - farther

Derived forms: furthers, furthering, furthered

See also: far

Type of: back up, support

Encyclopedia: Further