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Meaning & Definition of Farther in English

English

Farther

/fɑrðər/

adjective

1. More distant in especially space or time

  • "They live in the farther house"
    synonym:
  • farther

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"
    synonym:
  • further
  • ,
  • farther

adverb

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"
    synonym:
  • further
  • ,
  • farther

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"
    synonym:
  • farther
  • ,
  • further

Examples of using

I cannot walk any farther.
I can't walk any farther.