further

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further is part of the Basic English 850.
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further is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
further

Pronunciation[change]

Preposition[change]

Preposition
further

  1. When something is further away, it is at a longer distance.
    We walked further than we had planned.
    He lives further off in that direction.

Adjective[change]

Positive
far

Comparative
farther

Superlative
farthest

Positive
far

Comparative
further

Superlative
furthest

  1. The comparative form of far; more far.
  2. more; additional
    Some further problems have come up.

Synonyms[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
further

Third-person singular
furthers

Past tense
furthered

Past participle
furthered

Present participle
furthering

  1. (transitive) When you further something, you encourage it to grow.
    Further the economy.
  2. When you further something, you support it to progress or grow.

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