Definition of Further

1. Verb. Promote the growth of. "Foster our children's well-being and education"

Exact synonyms: Foster
Generic synonyms: Advance, Boost, Encourage, Promote
Derivative terms: Fosterage, Fostering, Fostering, Furtherance

2. Adjective. More distant in especially degree. "Farther from our expectations"
Exact synonyms: Farther
Similar to: Far

3. Adverb. To or at a greater extent or degree or a more advanced stage ('further' is used more often than 'farther' in this abstract sense). "He is going no farther in his studies"
Exact synonyms: Farther

4. Verb. Contribute to the progress or growth of. "They further him to write the letter"; "I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom"

5. Adverb. In addition or furthermore. "They are definitely coming; further, they should be here already"

6. Adverb. To or at a greater distance in time or space ('farther' is used more frequently than 'further' in this physical sense). "Further in the future"
Exact synonyms: Farther

Definition of Further

1. adv. To a greater distance; in addition; moreover. See Farther.

2. a. compar. More remote; at a greater distance; more in advance; farther; as, the further end of the field. See Farther.

3. v. t. To help forward; to promote; to advance; to forward; to help or assist.

Definition of Further

1. Verb. (transitive) To encourage growth. ¹

2. Verb. To support progress or growth of something. ¹

3. Adjective. (comparative of far lang=English POS=adjective); of or pertaining to being distant, or of greater distance in degree or of extension in time. ¹

4. Adjective. More, additional. ¹

5. Adverb. (comparative of far lang=English POS=adverb) ¹

6. Adverb. (context: conjunctive) Also; in addition to. ¹

7. Adverb. (context: location) A greater distance in space or time; farther. ¹

8. Adverb. (context: conjunctive) Moreover; beyond what is already stated. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Further

1. to help forward [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Further

furrydom
furs
fursecution
furshlugginer
fursona
fursonas
furst
fursuit
fursuited
fursuiter
fursuiters
fursuiting
fursuits
fursultiamin
furth
further(a)
further education
furtherance
furtherances
furthered
furtherer
furtherers
furtherest
furthering
furthermore
furthermost
furthers
furthersome

Literary usage of Further

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Confessions of St. Augustine by Augustine (1909)
"THE SECOND BOOK Object of these Confessions. further ills of idleness developed in his sixteenth year. Evils of ill society, which betrayed him into theft. ..."

2. The Federalist: A Commentary on the Constitution of the United States : a by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay, John Church Hamilton (1869)
"THE SAME OBJECTION further EXAMINED. THE second point to be examined is, whether the convention were authorized to frame, and propose this mixed ..."

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