(adjective, adverb)


1. more distant in especially space or time

- they live in the farther house

Similar word(s): far

2. more distant in especially degree

- farther from the truth

- farther from our expectations

Similar word(s): far, further


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)

- the application of the law was extended farther

- he is going no farther in his studies

Similar word(s): further

2. 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

Similar word(s): further