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farther


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Far  \Far\,  a.  [{Farther}and  {Farthest}are  used  as  the  compar. 
  and  superl.  of  far  although  they  are  corruptions  arising 
  from  confusion  with  further  and  furthest.  See  {Further}.] 
  [OE.  fer,  feor,  AS  feor;  akin  to  OS  fer,  D.  ver,  OHG. 
  ferro,  adv.,  G.  fern,  a.,  Icel.  fjarri  Dan.  fjirn  Sw 
  fjerran  adv.,  Goth.  fa[=i]rra,  adv.,  Gr  ?????  beyond,  Skr. 
  paras,  adv.,  far  and  prob.  to  L.  per  through  and  E.  prefix 
  for-,  as  in  forgive,  and  also  to  fare.  Cf  {Farther}, 
  {Farthest}.] 
  1.  Distant  in  any  direction;  not  near  remote;  mutually 
  separated  by  a  wide  space  or  extent. 
 
  They  said  .  .  .  We  be  come  from  a  far  country. 
  --Josh.  ix  6. 
 
  The  nations  far  and  near  contend  in  choice. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  Remote  from  purpose;  contrary  to  design  or  wishes;  as  far 
  be  it  from  me  to  justify  cruelty. 
 
  3.  Remote  in  affection  or  obedience;  at  a  distance,  morally 
  or  spiritually;  t  enmity  with  alienated. 
 
  They  that  are  far  from  thee  ahsll  perish.  --Ps. 
  lxxiii.  27. 
 
  4.  Widely  different  in  nature  or  quality;  opposite  in 
  character. 
 
  He  was  far  from  ill  looking,  though  he  thought 
  himself  still  farther.  --F.  Anstey. 
 
  5.  The  more  distant  of  two  as  the  far  side  (called  also  off 
  side)  of  a  horse,  that  is  the  right  side  or  the  one 
  opposite  to  the  rider  when  he  mounts. 
 
  Note:  The  distinction  between  the  adjectival  and  adverbial 
  use  of  far  is  sometimes  not  easily  discriminated. 
 
  {By  far},  by  much  by  a  great  difference. 
 
  {Far  between},  with  a  long  distance  (of  space  or  time) 
  between;  at  long  intervals.  ``The  examinations  are  few  and 
  far  between.''  --Farrar. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Farther  \Far"ther\  (f[aum]r"[th][~e]r),  a.,  compar.  of  {Far}. 
  [superl.  {Farthest}  (-[th][e^]st).  See  {Further}.]  [For 
  farrer,  OE  ferrer,  compar.  of  far  confused  with  further. 
  Cf  {Farthest}.] 
  1.  More  remote;  more  distant  than  something  else. 
 
  2.  Tending  to  a  greater  distance;  beyond  a  certain  point; 
  additional;  further. 
 
  Before  our  farther  way  the  fates  allow  --Dryden. 
 
  Let  me  add  a  farther  Truth.  --Dryden. 
 
  Some  farther  change  awaits  us  --MIlton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Farther  \Far"ther\,  adv 
  1.  At  or  to  a  greater  distance;  more  remotely;  beyond;  as 
  let  us  rest  with  what  we  have  without  looking  farther. 
 
  2.  Moreover;  by  way  of  progress  in  treating  a  subject;  as 
  farther,  let  us  consider  the  probable  event. 
 
  {No  farther},  (used  elliptically  for)  go  no  farther;  say  no 
  more  etc 
 
  It  will  be  dangerous  to  go  on  No  farther  !  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Farther  \Far"ther\,  v.  t. 
  To  help  onward.  [R.]  See  {Further}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  farther 
  adj  1:  more  distant  in  especially  space  or  time;  "they  live  in  the 
  farther  house" 
  2:  more  distant  in  especially  degree;  "nothing  could  be  further 
  from  the  truth";  "further  from  our  expectations";  "farther 
  from  the  truth";  "farther  from  our  expectations"  [syn:  {further}] 
  adv  1:  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"; 
  "the  application  of  the  law  was  extended  farther";  "he 
  is  going  no  farther  in  his  studies"  [syn:  {further}] 
  2:  to  or  at  a  greater  distance  in  time  or  space  (`farther'  is 
  used  more  frequently  than  `further'  in  this  physical 
  sense);  "farther  north";  "moved  farther  away";  "farther 
  down  the  corridor";  "the  practice  may  go  back  still 
  farther  to  the  Druids";  "went  only  three  miles  further"; 
  "further  in  the  future"  [syn:  {further}] 




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