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[fur-th er] /ˈfɜr ðər/
adverb, compar. of far with furthest as superl.
1.
at or to a greater distance; farther:
I'm too tired to go further.
2.
at or to a more advanced point; to a greater extent:
Let's not discuss it further.
3.
in addition; moreover:
Further, he should be here any minute.
adjective, compar. of far with furthest as superl.
4.
more distant or remote; farther:
The map shows it to be further than I thought.
5.
more extended:
Does this mean a further delay?
6.
additional; more:
Further meetings seem pointless.
verb (used with object)
7.
to help forward (a work, undertaking, cause, etc.); promote; advance; forward:
You can always count on him to further his own interests.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English furthere, Old English furthra; cognate with German vordere more advanced
Related forms
furtherer, noun
Can be confused
farther, *farer, father, further (see usage note at farther)
Usage note
See farther.
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British Dictionary definitions for fur-therer

further

/ˈfɜːðə/
adverb
1.
in addition; furthermore
2.
to a greater degree or extent
3.
to or at a more advanced point
4.
to or at a greater distance in time or space; farther
adjective
5.
additional; more
6.
more distant or remote in time or space; farther
verb
7.
(transitive) to assist the progress of; promote
See also far, furthest
Derived Forms
furtherer, noun
Word Origin
Old English furthor; related to Old Frisian further, Old Saxon furthor, Old High German furdar; see forth
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Word Origin and History for fur-therer

further

adv., adj.

Old English furðor (adv.), furðra (adj.), etymologically representing either "forth-er" or "fore-ther." The former would be from furðum (see forth) + comparative suffix *-eron-, *-uron- (cf. inner, outer).

Alternative etymology traces it to Proto-Germanic *furþeron-, from PIE *pr-tero, (cf. Greek proteros "former"), from root of fore + comparative suffix also found in after, other. Senses of "in addition, to a greater extent" are later metaphoric developments.

v.

Old English (ge)fyrðan "further, impel;" see further (adj.). Cf. Middle Low German vorderen, Old High German furdiran, German fördern. Related: Furthered; furthering.

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