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"furthest" in British English

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furthestadverb

uk   /ˈfɜː.ðɪst/  us   /ˈfɝː-/
(Definition of furthest from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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furthestadjective, adverb

 us   /ˈfɜr·ðəst/
  • furthest adjective, adverb (DISTANCE)

superlative offar : 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 offar : At that ​time, the ​countries furthest along in ​terms of ​economicdevelopment were Chile, Mexico, and Venezuela.

furthestpronoun

 /ˈfɜr·ðəst/
  • 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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