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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

More distant. Or, a greater distance than before or than something else.

Usage examples (43)
  • The older a man gets, the farther he had to walk to school as a boy.
  • farther north
  • They live in the farther house
  • Adverb, : He went farther down the road. ,They are going no farther in their studies. ,The application of the law was extended farther for more
Tutoring comment
  • Your "father" (a male parent) tells you to swim "farther" (at a greater distance) than the pier so you can "further" (to support or help someone or something) your lifeguard ambitions.
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