- fur|ther1 W1S1 [ˈfə:ðə US ˈfə:rðər] adv▬▬▬▬▬▬▬1¦(more)¦2 take something further3¦(distance)¦4¦(time)¦5¦(in addition)¦6 further to something7 nothing could be further from the truth8 nothing could be/is further from somebody's mind/thoughts9 something must not go any further▬▬▬▬▬▬▬[: Old English; Origin: furthor; related to forth]1.) ¦(MORE)¦more, or to a greater degree▪ A spokesman declined to comment until the evidence could be studied further.▪ The flavour of the wine is further improved during the aging period.▪ Whaling in Australia was stopped. But the Australian government went further (=said or did something more extreme) and proposed a global ban.further into/away etc▪ Marcus sank further and further into debt.2.) take sth furtherto take action at a more serious or higher level, especially in order to get the result you want▪ The police do not propose to take the matter further .take sth a stage/step further▪ Critics want the government to take this one stage further and ban the film altogether.3.) ¦(DISTANCE)¦ also farthera greater distance, or beyond a particular place▪ They walked a little further.further up/away/along etc▪ His farm is located further away from Riobamba than his brother's.▪ His hands moved further down her back.▪ They've never been further south than San Diego.4.) ¦(TIME)¦into the past or the futurefurther back/on/ahead etc▪ Five years further on, a cure has still not been found.▪ The records don't go any further back than 1960.▪ It might be a sign, much further down the road (=in the future) , of a change in policy.5.) ¦(IN ADDITION)¦ [sentence adverb] formalused to introduce something additional that you want to talk about= ↑furthermore▪ Butter sales have fallen because margarine has improved in flavor. Further, butter consumption has decreased because of links to heart disease.6.) further to sthwritten formal used in letters to mention a previous letter, conversation etc about the same matter▪ Further to your letter of February 5th, we can confirm your order.7.) nothing could be further from the truthused when you want to say that something is completely untrue▪ People often described him as a bitter academic, but nothing could be further from the truth.8.) nothing could be/is further from sb's mind/thoughtsused to emphasize that someone is not thinking about or intending something9.) sth must not go any furtherused to say that something you are telling someone is secret or privatefurther 2further2 adj [only before noun]1.) more or additional▪ Are there any further questions?▪ We have decided to take no further action .further details/information etc▪ Visit our website for further details.a further 10 miles/5 minutes etc▪ Cook gently for a further 10 minutes.2.) until further noticeuntil you are told that something has changed▪ Lacunza ordered the suspension of the elections until further notice.further 3further3 v [T]to help something progress or be successful→↑promote▪ He dedicated his life to furthering the cause of world peace.▪ Alan had been using her to further his career .
Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.