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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Further  \Fur"ther\,  a.  compar.  [Positive  wanting;  superl. 
  {Furthest}.] 
  1.  More  remote;  at  a  greater  distance;  more  in  advance; 
  farther;  as  the  further  end  of  the  field.  See  {Farther}. 
 
  2.  Beyond;  additional;  as  a  further  reason  for  this  opinion; 
  nothing  further  to  suggest. 
 
  Note:  The  forms  further  and  farther  are  in  general  not 
  differentiated  by  writers,  but  further  is  preferred  by 
  many  when  application  to  quantity  or  degree  is  implied. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Further  \Fur"ther"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Furthered};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Furthering}.]  [OE.  furthren  forthren  AS 
  fyr[eth]ran,  fyr[eth]rian.  See  {Further},  adv.] 
  To  help  forward;  to  promote;  to  advance;  to  forward;  to  help 
  or  assist. 
 
  This  binds  thee,  then,  to  further  my  design.  --Dryden. 
 
  I  should  nothing  further  the  weal  public.  --Robynsom 
  (More's 
  Utopia). 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Further  \Fur"ther\,  adv  [A  comparative  of  forth;  OE  further, 
  forther,  AS  fur?or,  far?ur;  akin  to  G.  f["u]rder.  See 
  {Forth},  adv.] 
  To  a  greater  distance;  in  addition;  moreover.  See  {Farther}. 
 
  Carries  us  I  know  not  how  much  further,  into  familiar 
  company.  --M.  Arnold. 
 
  They  sdvanced  us  far  as  Eleusis  and  Thria;  but  no 
  further.  --Jowett 
  (Thucyd.  ). 
 
  {Further  off},  not  so  near  apart  by  a  greater  distance. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  further 
  adj  1:  existing  or  coming  by  way  of  addition;  "an  additional 
  problem";  "further  information";  "there  will  be 
  further  delays";  "took  more  time"  [syn:  {additional}, 
  {further(a)},  {more(a)}] 
  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:  {farther}] 
  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:  {farther}] 
  2:  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" 
  3:  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:  {farther}] 
  v  1:  promote  the  growth  of  "Foster  our  children's  well-being  and 
  education"  [syn:  {foster}] 
  2:  contribute  to  the  progress  or  growth  of  "I  am  promoting  the 
  use  of  computers  in  the  classroom"  [syn:  {promote},  {advance}, 
  {boost},  {encourage}] 




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