Definition of “further” - English Dictionary

“further” in English

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furtheradverb

uk /ˈfɜː.ðər/ us /ˈfɝː.ðɚ/

B1 comparative of far : to a greater distance or degree, or at a more advanced level:

I never got further than the first five pages of "Ulysses".
We discussed the problem but we didn't get much further in actually solving it.
The whole matter is further complicated by the fact that Amanda and Jo refuse to speak to each other.
Every day she sinks further and further into depression.
go further/take sth further

If you go or take something further, you take it to a more advanced stage:

Before we go any further with the project, I think we should make sure that there's enough money to fund it.
If you wish to take the matter further, you can file charges against him.

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furtheradjective

uk /ˈfɜː.ðər/ us /ˈfɝː.ðɚ/

furtheradjective, adverb

uk /ˈfɜː.ðər/ us /ˈfɝː.ðɚ/

A2 more or extra:

Have you anything further to add?
If you have any further problems, let me know.
It cost me £50 a day and a further £60 for insurance.
This shop will be closed until further notice.
We need to talk further about this.
further to mainly UK formal

used in business letters to refer to an earlier letter, conversation, meeting, etc.:

Further to your letter of 11 March, I should like to inform you of a number of recent developments regarding the Saffron Hill site.

furtherverb [ T ]

uk /ˈfɜː.ðər/ us /ˈfɝː.ðɚ/

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

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furtheradjective, adverb

us /ˈfɜr·ðər/

further adjective, adverb (MORE)

more, extra, or additional; comparative offar :

Call your local library for further information.
To further complicate things, I locked my keys in the car.
Not only did I arrive at my conclusions after careful thought, I took a further step and tested them.

further adjective, adverb (GREATER DISTANCE)

to a greater distance in space or time; comparative offar :

I can’t run any further.
Read a little further and it will begin to make sense.

furtherverb [ T ]

us /ˈfɜr·ðər/

further verb [ T ] (ENCOURAGE)

to help something to succeed; to advance something:

She says the money would be a great help in furthering their cause.

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

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further

We simply cannot push this any further.
While conscious of the need to respect trade secrets, naturally - we sometimes address areas that could be sensitive - we would like to request further information.
Further details on research to be carried out and specific financial allocations are contained in the specific decisions establishing the programmes.
The official statements, all of which have been quoted in today's resolution, must now be followed up with further, and very definite, measures.
I, personally, am also the rapporteur for the twenty-fifth amendment to this directive, through which a further batch of substances is being added.
The basic thought behind this approach, that is that women's problems are cross-cutting problems, goes back much further however and was applied in policy far earlier.
Adding substances that have never been used before to encourage fish to grow fast and thus increase the yield may contribute to further contamination of the sea.
In practice this would lead to rules that are open to interpretation, and would weaken our credibility and our ultimate objectives in coordinating economic policy even further.
Enlargement to include ten new countries will take us further away from that objective, and the 2013 deadline will be put back again.
Further concerns have been expressed on organs.