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further   WordNet 2.0

- promote the growth of
"Foster our children''s well-being and education"

 
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- contribute to the progress or growth of
"I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom"

 
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- more distant in especially degree
"nothing could be further from the truth"
"further from our expectations"
"farther from the truth"
"farther from our expectations"

 
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- to or at a greater distance in time or space (`farther'' is used more frequently than `further'' in this physical sense)
"farther north"
"moved farther away"
"farther down the corridor"
"the practice may go back still farther to the Druids"
"went onl

 
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- to or at a greater extent or degree or a more advanced stage (`further'' is used more often than `farther'' in this abstract sense)
"further complicated by uncertainty about the future"
"let''s not discuss it further"
"nothing could be further from the

 
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- in addition or furthermore
"if we further suppose"
"stated further that he would not cooperate with them"
"they are definitely coming

- further, they should be here already"

 
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Further   Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

1. To a greater distance; in addition; moreover. See Farther.

"Carries us, I know not how much further, into familiar company." -- M. Arnold.

"They sdvanced us far as Eleusis and Thria; but no further." -- Jowett (Thucyd. ).

Further off
not so near; apart by a greater distance.

 
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1. More remote; at a greater distance; more in advance; farther; as, the further end of the field. See Farther.

2. Beyond; additional; as, a further reason for this opinion; nothing further to suggest.

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The forms further and farther are in general not differentiated by writers, but further is preferred by many when application to quantity or degree is implied.

 
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1. To help forward; to promote; to advance; to forward; to help or assist.

"This binds thee, then, to further my design." -- Dryden.

"I should nothing further the weal public." -- Robynsom (More's Utopia).

 
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