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farthest


  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]: 
 
  Farthest  \Far"thest\  (f[aum]r"[th][e^]st),  a.  Superl.  of  {far}. 
  [See  {Farther}  and  cf  {Furthest}] 
  Most  distant  or  remote;  as  the  farthest  degree.  See 
  {Furthest}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Farthest  \Far"thest\  adv 
  At  or  to  the  greatest  distance.  See  {Furthest}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  farthest 
  adj  1:  most  distant  or  remote;  "man's  farthest  goal" 
  2:  comparatives  of  "far";  most  remote  in  space  or  time  or 
  order  "had  traveled  to  the  farthest  frontier";  "don't  go 
  beyond  the  farthermost  (or  furthermost)  tree";  "explored 
  the  furthest  reaches  of  space";  "the  utmost  tip  of  the 
  peninsula"  [syn:  {farthermost},  {furthermost},  {furthest}, 
  {utmost},  {uttermost}] 
  adv  1:  to  the  greatest  distance  in  space  or  time  (`farthest'  is 
  used  more  often  than  `furthest'  in  this  physical 
  sense);  "see  who  could  jump  the  farthest";  "chose  the 
  farthese  seat  from  the  door";  "he  swam  the  furthest" 
  [syn:  {furthest}] 
  2:  to  the  greatest  degree  or  extent  or  most  advanced  stage 
  (`furthest'  is  used  more  often  than  `farthest'  in  this 
  abstract  sense);  "went  the  furthest  of  all  the  children  in 
  her  education";  "furthest  removed  from  reality";  "she  goes 
  farthest  in  helping  us"  [syn:  {furthest}] 




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