furthest Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “furthest” in the English Dictionary

"furthest" in British English

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uk   /ˈfɜː.ðɪst/  us   /ˈfɝː-/
B1 superlative of far adverb : That's the furthest I can ​see without ​glasses. I ​wanted to be an ​actress but the furthest I ​ever got was ​sellingpopcorn in a ​theatre.
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The ​novelexplores the furthest ​extremes of ​humanexperience.
(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 of far : The furthest ​west I’ve ​evergotten 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 (GREATEST AMOUNT)

the ​greatestamount: This is the furthest ​oursoccerteam has ​advanced in the ​playoffs.
(Definition of furthest from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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