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ADJECTIVE (1)

1. (comparatives of `far') most remote in space or time or order;
- Example: "had traveled to the farthest frontier"
- Example: "don't go beyond the farthermost (or furthermost) tree"
- Example: "explored the furthest reaches of space"
- Example: "the utmost tip of the peninsula"
[syn: farthermost, farthest, furthermost, furthest, utmost, uttermost]


ADVERB (2)

1. to the greatest degree or extent or most advanced stage (`furthest' is used more often than `farthest' in this abstract sense);
- Example: "went the furthest of all the children in her education"
- Example: "furthest removed from reality"
- Example: "she goes farthest in helping us"
[syn: furthest, farthest]

2. to the greatest distance in space or time (`farthest' is used more often than `furthest' in this physical sense);
- Example: "see who could jump the farthest"
- Example: "chose the farthest seat from the door"
- Example: "he swam the furthest"
[syn: farthest, furthest]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Further \Fur"ther\, a. compar. [Positive wanting; superl. Furthest.] 1. More remote; at a greater distance; more in advance; farther; as, the further end of the field. See Farther. [1913 Webster] 2. Beyond; additional; as, a further reason for this opinion; nothing further to suggest. [1913 Webster] Note: The forms further and farther are in general not differentiated by writers, but further is preferred by many when application to quantity or degree is implied. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Furthest \Fur"thest\, a. superl. Most remote; most in advance; farthest. See Further, a. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Furthest \Fur"thest\, adv. At the greatest distance; farthest. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

furthest adv 1: to the greatest degree or extent or most advanced stage (`furthest' is used more often than `farthest' in this abstract sense); "went the furthest of all the children in her education"; "furthest removed from reality"; "she goes farthest in helping us" [syn: furthest, farthest] 2: to the greatest distance in space or time (`farthest' is used more often than `furthest' in this physical sense); "see who could jump the farthest"; "chose the farthest seat from the door"; "he swam the furthest" [syn: farthest, furthest] adj 1: (comparatives of `far') most remote in space or time or order; "had traveled to the farthest frontier"; "don't go beyond the farthermost (or furthermost) tree"; "explored the furthest reaches of space"; "the utmost tip of the peninsula" [syn: farthermost, farthest, furthermost, furthest, utmost, uttermost]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

22 Moby Thesaurus words for "furthest": at the height, at the limit, extreme, far out, farthermost, farthest, farthest off, furthermost, greatest, most, most distant, outermost, outmost, radical, remotest, too much, ultimate, ultra, ultra-ultra, utmost, uttermost, way out