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Definition 1: to or at a greater distance in time or space (`farther' is used more frequently than `further' in this physical sense) - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where farther or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for farther in the sense of this definition

Definition 2: to or at a greater extent or degree or a more advanced stage (`further' is used more often than `farther' in this abstract sense) - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where farther or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for farther in the sense of this definition

Definition 3: more distant in especially space or time - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where farther or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they live in the farther house

(farther is similar to ...) located at a great distance in time or space or degree

"we come from a far country" "far corners of the earth" "the far future" "a far journey" "the far side of the road" "far from the truth" "far in the future"

Definition 4: more distant in especially degree - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where farther or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • nothing could be further from the truth
  • further from our expectations
  • farther from the truth
  • farther from our expectations

Synonyms for farther in the sense of this definition

(farther is similar to ...) located at a great distance in time or space or degree

"we come from a far country" "far corners of the earth" "the far future" "a far journey" "the far side of the road" "far from the truth" "far in the future"

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