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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.

furthestpronoun

/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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