[adverb] to or at a greater extent or degree or a more advanced stage (`further' is used more often than `farther' in this abstract sense); "further complicated by uncertainty about the future"; "let's not discuss it further"; "nothing could be further from the truth"; "they are further along in their research than we expected"; "the application of the law was extended farther"; "he is going no farther in his studies" Synonyms:farther
[adverb] in addition or furthermore; "if we further suppose"; "stated further that he would not cooperate with them"; "they are definitely coming; further, they should be here already"
[adverb] to or at a greater distance in time or space (`farther' is used more frequently than `further' in this physical sense); "farther north"; "moved farther away"; "farther down the corridor"; "the practice may go back still farther to the Druids"; "went only three miles further"; "further in the future" Synonyms:farther
[verb] promote the growth of; "Foster our children's well-being and education" Synonyms:foster
[verb] contribute to the progress or growth of; "I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom" Synonyms:promote, advance, boost, encourage
[adjective] existing or coming by way of addition; "an additional problem"; "further information"; "there will be further delays"; "took more time" Synonyms:additional, more
[adjective] more distant in especially degree; "nothing could be further from the truth"; "further from our expectations"; "farther from the truth"; "farther from our expectations" Synonyms:farther