[fur-th er] /ˈfɜr ðər/
adverb, compar. of far with furthest as superl.
at or to a greater distance; :
I’m too tired to go further.
at or to a more advanced point; to a greater extent:
Let’s not discuss it further.
in addition; moreover:
Further, he should be here any minute.
adjective, compar. of far with furthest as superl.
more distant or remote; farther:
The map shows it to be further than I thought.
Does this mean a further delay?
Further meetings seem pointless.
verb (used with object)
to help forward (a work, undertaking, cause, etc.); promote; advance; forward:
You can always count on him to further his own interests.
in addition; furthermore
to a greater degree or extent
to or at a more advanced point
to or at a greater distance in time or space; farther
more distant or remote in time or space; farther
(transitive) to assist the progress of; promote
Old English furðor (adv.), furðra (adj.), etymologically representing either “forth-er” or “fore-ther.” The former would be from furðum (see forth) + comparative suffix *-eron-, *-uron- (cf. inner, outer).
Alternative etymology traces it to Proto-Germanic *furþeron-, from PIE *pr-tero, (cf. Greek proteros “former”), from root of fore + comparative suffix also found in after, other. Senses of “in addition, to a greater extent” are later metaphoric developments.
Old English (ge)fyrðan “further, impel;” see further (adj.). Cf. Middle Low German vorderen, Old High German furdiran, German fördern. Related: Furthered; furthering.
see: without further ado
[fur-th er-mawr, -mohr] /ˈfɜr ðərˌmɔr, -ˌmoʊr/ adverb 1. moreover; besides; in addition: Furthermore, he left orders not to be disturbed. /ˈfɜːðəˌmɔː/ adverb 1. in addition; moreover adv. c.1200, from further + more.
[fur-th er-mohst] /ˈfɜr ðərˌmoʊst/ adjective 1. most distant: Their house is furthermost on the right. /ˈfɜːðəˌməʊst/ adjective 1. most distant; furthest
[fur-th ist] /ˈfɜr ðɪst/ adjective, adverb, superl. of far with further as compar. 1. . [fahr] /fɑr/ adverb 1. at or to a great distance; a long way off; at or to a remote point: We sailed far ahead of the fleet. 2. at or to a remote or advanced time: We talked far into […]
[fur-tiv] /ˈfɜr tɪv/ adjective 1. taken, done, used, etc., surreptitiously or by stealth; secret: a furtive glance. 2. sly; shifty: a furtive manner. /ˈfɜːtɪv/ adjective 1. characterized by stealth; sly and secretive adj. late 15c. (implied in furtively), from French furtif, from Latin furtivus “stolen, hidden, secret,” from furtum “theft, robbery,” from fur (genitive furis) […]