(adjective, adverb)


1. (comparatives of `far') most remote in space or time or order

- had traveled to the farthest frontier

- don't go beyond the farthermost (or furthermost) tree

Similar word(s): far, farthermost, furthermost, furthest, utmost, uttermost


1. to the greatest distance in space or time (`farthest' is used more often than `furthest' in this physical sense)

- see who could jump the farthest

- chose the farthest seat from the door

Similar word(s): furthest

2. to the greatest degree or extent or most advanced stage (`furthest' is used more often than `farthest' in this abstract sense)

- she goes farthest in helping us

Similar word(s): furthest