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  1. [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

  2. [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"

  3. [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

  4. [verb] promote the growth of; "Foster our children's well-being and education"
    Synonyms: foster

  5. [verb] contribute to the progress or growth of; "I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom"
    Synonyms: promote, advance, boost, encourage

  6. [adjective] existing or coming by way of addition; "an additional problem"; "further information"; "there will be further delays"; "took more time"
    Synonyms: additional, more

  7. [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


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