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furthest

adjective, adverb  us   /ˈfɜr·ðəst/

furthest adjective, adverb (DISTANCE)

superlative of far : The furthest west I’ve ever gotten is the Grand Canyon. Note: Both furthest and farthest are used as adverbs and adjectives. Farthest is more commonly used when referring to distances. Furthest is more often used when the intended meaning is figurative.

furthest adjective, adverb (AMOUNT)

superlative of far : At that time, the countries furthest along in terms of economic development were Chile, Mexico, and Venezuela.

furthest

pronoun  /ˈfɜr·ðəst/

furthest pronoun (GREATEST AMOUNT)

the greatest amount: This is the furthest our soccer team has advanced in the playoffs.
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