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Meaning & Definition of Furthest in English

English

Furthest

/fərθəst/

adjective

1. (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"
    synonym:
  • farthermost
  • ,
  • farthest
  • ,
  • furthermost
  • ,
  • furthest
  • ,
  • utmost
  • ,
  • uttermost

adverb

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • furthest
  • ,
  • farthest

2. 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 farthest seat from the door"
  • "He swam the furthest"
    synonym:
  • farthest
  • ,
  • furthest

Examples of using

Creaking cars reach the furthest.