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  • 1 farther — farther, further 1. general. Further is the older form, being recorded in Old English and probably related to our word forth, while farther is a Middle English variant of further; from this stage the two words came to be used as the comparative… …

    Modern English usage

  • 2 farther — farther, further are often used without distinction though originally different words, farther being the comparative of far and further, in its adverbial form (as an adjective, it is without a positive), being the comparative of fore or forth. At …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 3 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. [1913 Webster] 2. Moreover; by way of progress in treating a subject; as, farther, let us consider the probable… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 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. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 farther in — farther out; farther in Used in the context of options to refer to the relative length of option contract maturities ( maturity). Bloomberg Financial Dictionary …

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  • 6 farther — c.1300, variant of FURTHER (Cf. further) (q.v.), by 17c. it replaced ferrer as comparative of the descendant of O.E. fierr far (itself a comparative but no longer felt as one). Vowel change influenced by the root vowel, and confusion with M.E.… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 farther — [fär′thər] adj. [ME ferther, var. of further, substituted for regular ferrer (compar. of fer) < OE fyrre, compar. of feorr, FAR] 1. compar. of FAR 2. more distant or remote 3. additional; further adv. 1. compar. of …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 Farther — Far ther, v. t. To help onward. [R.] See {Further}. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9 farther — [adv] at a greater distance beyond, further, longer, more distant, more remote, remoter, yon, yonder; concepts 586,778 Ant. closer, nearer …

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  • 10 farther — 1 adverb 1 a greater distance than before or than something else; further: We d better not go any farther today. | farther away/apart etc: The boats were drifting farther and farther apart. | He heard a voice farther down the track. | farther… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 farther — far|ther1 [ˈfa:ðə US ˈfa:rðər ] adv 1.) a greater distance than before or than something else; a ↑comparative form of far = ↑further ▪ We decided not to go any farther. farther away/apart/down/along etc ▪ The boats were drifting farther and… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 farther — far•ther [[t]ˈfɑr ðər[/t]] adv. compar. of far with farthest as superl. 1) at or to a greater distance: to run farther down the road[/ex] 2) at or to a more advanced point: to go no farther in one s graduate studies[/ex] 3) at or to a greater… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 13 farther — far|ther1 [ farðər ] adverb * 1. ) in or to a place that is more distant: The children were too tired to walk any farther. I live farther up the road. I wanted to talk to them, but I didn t get farther than the front door. farther… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 farther — /fahr dheuhr/, adv., compar. of far with farthest as superl. 1. at or to a greater distance: He went farther down the road. 2. at or to a more advanced point: They are going no farther in their studies. 3. at or to a greater degree or extent: The …

    Universalium

  • 15 farther — I UK [ˈfɑː(r)ðə(r)] / US [ˈfɑrðər] adverb 1) in or to a place that is more distant The children were too tired to walk any farther. I live farther up the road. I wanted to talk to them, but I didn t get farther than the front door. farther… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 farther — I. adverb Etymology: Middle English ferther, alteration of further Date: 14th century 1. at or to a greater distance or more advanced point < got no farther than the first page > < nothing could be farther from the truth > 2. to a greater degree… …

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  • 17 farther — 1. adverb he d like to live even farther from the city Syn: more far, farther away, further, further away, more remote, more distant, more removed 2. adjective the farther side of the field Syn: more distant, more remote, remoter, farther… …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 18 Farther — 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 …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 19 farther — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} adj. Farther is used with these nouns: ↑shore {{Roman}}II.{{/Roman}} adv. Farther is used with these verbs: ↑venture, ↑wander …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 20 farther —  , further  Insofar as the two are distinguished, farther usually appears in contexts involving literal distance ( New York is farther from Sydney than from London ) and further in contexts involving figurative distance ( I can take this plan no… …

    Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors