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FURTHER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does further mean? 

FURTHER (adjective)
  The adjective FURTHER has 1 sense:

1. more distant in especially degree

  Familiarity information: FURTHER used as an adjective is very rare.


FURTHER (verb)
  The verb FURTHER has 2 senses:

1. promote the growth of
2. contribute to the progress or growth of

  Familiarity information: FURTHER used as a verb is rare.


FURTHER (adverb)
  The adverb FURTHER has 3 senses:

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)
2. in addition or furthermore
3. to or at a greater distance in time or space ('farther' is used more frequently than 'further' in this physical sense)

  Familiarity information: FURTHER used as an adverb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


FURTHER (adjective)


Sense 1further [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

More distant in especially degree

Synonyms:

further; farther

Context examples:

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

Similar:

far (at a great distance in time or space or degree)


FURTHER (verb)


Sense 1further [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Promote the growth of

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

foster; further

Context example:

Foster our children's well-being and education

Hypernyms (to "further" is one way to...):

advance; boost; encourage; further; promote (contribute to the progress or growth of)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 2further [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Contribute to the progress or growth of

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

encourage; promote; further; boost; advance

Context example:

I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom

Hypernyms (to "further" is one way to...):

back up; support (give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "further"):

connive at; wink at (give one's silent approval to)

foster; further (promote the growth of)

spur (incite or stimulate)

help (contribute to the furtherance of)

carry (take further or advance)

feed (support or promote)

conduce; contribute; lead (be conducive to)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


FURTHER (adverb)


Sense 1further [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

To or at a greater extent or degree or a more advanced stage ('further' is used more often than 'farther' in this abstract sense)

Synonyms:

farther; further

Context examples:

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


Sense 2further [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

In addition or furthermore

Context examples:

if we further suppose / stated further that he would not cooperate with them / they are definitely coming; further, they should be here already


Sense 3further [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

To or at a greater distance in time or space ('farther' is used more frequently than 'further' in this physical sense)

Synonyms:

farther; further

Context examples:

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


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