furthest (also farthest) used as superlative of FAR(Cf. ↑far). ADJECTIVE 1) situated at the greatest distance. 2) covering the greatest area or distance.
ADVERB 1) at or by the greatest distance. 2) over the greatest distance or area. 3) to the most extreme or advanced point.

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  • Furthest — Fur thest, adv. At the greatest distance; farthest. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Furthest — Fur thest, a. superl. Most remote; most in advance; farthest. See {Further}, a. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • furthest — index extreme (last), last (final), ultimate, utmost Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • furthest — late 14c., formed to correspond to FURTHER (Cf. further) (adj.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • furthest — [adj] most distant extreme, farthest, most remote, outermost, outmost, remotest, ultimate, uttermost; concepts 586,778 Ant. closest, nearest …   New thesaurus

  • furthest — [fʉr′thist] adj. [ME, formed as superl. on analogy of further] 1. alt. superl. of FAR 2. most distant; farthest adv. 1. alt. superl. of FAR 2. at or to the greatest distance or most remote point in space or time …   English World dictionary

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  • furthest */ — UK [ˈfɜː(r)ðɪst] / US [ˈfɜrðəst] adjective, adverb 1) a) at the greatest distance from something furthest from: Which planet is furthest from the sun? furthest away from: My car is parked in the space furthest away from the building. b) [only… …   English dictionary

  • furthest — fur|thest [ fɜrðəst ] adjective, adverb * 1. ) to a greater degree than anyone else or than ever before: The Athenians progressed furthest towards developing a truly democratic society. 2. ) at the greatest distance from something: furthest from …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • furthest — fur|thest [ˈfə:ðıst US ˈfə:r ] adj, adv 1.) at the greatest distance from a place or point in time = ↑farthest ▪ There was a huge tapestry on the furthest wall. furthest away/from ▪ He walked slowly toward the end of the jury box furthest from… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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