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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fahr-th er]
    • /ˈfɑr ðər/
    • /ˈfɑːðə(r)/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fahr-th er]
    • /ˈfɑr ðər/

Definitions of farther word

  • adverb farther at or to a great distance; a long way off; at or to a remote point: We sailed far ahead of the fleet. 1
  • adverb farther at or to a remote or advanced time: We talked far into the night. 1
  • adverb farther at or to a great, advanced, or definite point of progress, or degree: Having come this far, we might as well continue. 1
  • adverb farther much or many: I need far more time. We gained far more advantages. 1
  • adjective farther being at a great distance; remote in time or place: a far country; the far future. 1
  • adjective farther extending to a great distance: the far frontiers of empire. 1

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Origin of farther

First appearance:

before 1300
One of the 15% oldest English words
1300-50; Middle English ferther; orig. variant of further

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Parts of speech for Farther


farther popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 87% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for farther

adv farther

  • further — at or to a great distance; a long way off; at or to a remote point: We sailed far ahead of the fleet.
  • beyond — If something is beyond a place or barrier, it is on the other side of it.
  • yonder — being in that place or over there; being that or those over there: That road yonder is the one to take.
  • longer — having considerable linear extent in space: a long distance; a long handle.
  • yon — Yonder; that.

adjective farther

  • fresh — newly made or obtained: fresh footprints.
  • massed — a body of coherent matter, usually of indefinite shape and often of considerable size: a mass of dough.
  • open-air — existing in, taking place in, or characteristic of the open air; outdoor: The orchestra gave three open-air concerts last summer.
  • alfresco — An alfresco activity, especially a meal, is one that takes place in the open air.
  • over and above — above in place or position: the roof over one's head.

preposition farther

  • another — Another thing or person means an additional thing or person of the same type as one that already exists.

Antonyms for farther

adv farther

  • closer — someone or something that closes
  • nearer — close; to a point or place not far away: Come near so I won't have to shout.

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