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Dictionary definition for: Further

1. (v) promote the growth of; "Foster our children''s well-being and education"

2. (r) 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

3. (v) contribute to the progress or growth of; "I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom"

4. (s) more distant in especially degree; "nothing could be further from the truth" "further from our expectations" "farther from the truth" "farther from our expectations"

5. (r) 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"

6. (r) 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 onl

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