Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
Lizet Elaine

Word of the Day 01/08/17 Further

Further (adverb, adjective, verb)
further [fur-th er]

adverb, compar. of far with furthest as superl.
1. at or to a greater distance; farther: I'm too tired to go further.
2. at or to a more advanced point; to a greater extent: Let's not discuss it further.
3. in addition; moreover: Further, he should be here any minute.

adjective, compar. of far with furthest as superl.
4. more distant or remote; farther: The map shows it to be further than I thought.
5. more extended: Does this mean a further delay?
6. additional; more: Further meetings seem pointless.

verb (used with object)
7. to help forward (a work, undertaking, cause, etc.); promote; advance; forward: You can always count on him to further his own interests.

Can be confused
farther, father

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Origin: before 900; Middle English furthere, Old English furthra; cognate with German vordere more advanced

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