Meaning of “furthest” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of “furthest” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"furthest" in American English

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furthestadjective, adverb

us /ˈfɜr·ðəst/

furthest adjective, adverb (DISTANCE)

superlative offar :

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 offar :

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



furthest pronoun (GREATEST AMOUNT)

the greatest amount:

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

(Definition of “furthest” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)