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    further - Dictionary definition and meaning for word further

    Definition
    (verb) promote the growth of
    Synonyms : foster
    Example Sentence
    • Foster our children's well-being and education
    Definition
    (verb) contribute to the progress or growth of
    Synonyms : advance , boost , encourage , promote
    Example Sentence
    • I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom
    Definition
    (adj) more distant in especially degree
    Synonyms : farther
    Example Sentence
    • nothing could be further from the truth
    • further from our expectations
    • farther from the truth
    • farther from our expectations
    Definition
    (adv) 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
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (adv) in addition or furthermore
    Example Sentence
    • if we further suppose
    • stated further that he would not cooperate with them
    • they are definitely coming; further, they should be here already
    Definition
    (adv) to or at a greater distance in time or space (`farther' is used more frequently than `further' in this physical sense)
    Synonyms : farther
    Example Sentence
    • 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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