fur|ther1 [ `fɜrðər ] function word ***
Further can be used in the following ways:
as an adverb:
She walked further up the hill.
after the verb to be :
From our house to downtown is only six miles, but it's further if you follow the river.
as an adjective (only before a noun):
Further details are available from the office.
as a sentence adverb:
We will not accept any work that is not of a satisfactory standard. Further, you will not be paid for such work.
1. ) a longer distance
a ) going a longer distance:
I don't want to drive any further today.
The family had moved again, a hundred miles further west.
further than: Paul threw the ball further than Steve.
b ) at a greater distance away from a place, or a greater distance in a particular direction:
further from: I would like to live further from the interstate.
further away/back/ahead etc: A little further ahead, you'll come to a crossroads.
They're further back in the crowd.
2. ) to a greater degree used for saying that something exists or happens more, or to a greater degree:
Matters were further complicated by the unexpected arrival of Stuart.
still/even further: Her health may worsen even further if she doesn't have the operation.
further and further (=gradually more): The party was moving further and further away from its socialist principles.
3. ) additional used for talking about an additional thing or amount:
No further steps have been taken to avoid the crisis.
Further information is available from the secretary.
I have nothing further to say on the subject.
a further five/ten/hundred etc.: He says the company plans a further 100 stores.
4. ) past a certain point usually in negatives
a ) past a certain place or point:
The fog was so thick that I could see no further than the front gate.
He had never progressed further than Grade 2 in his musical studies.
b ) used when saying how long before or after a particular time something is:
Most of the songs date back no further than the 18th century.
further on/back: His problems started a lot further back than his divorce.
Six years further on and still there's been no decision.
5. ) adding another statement FORMAL used for introducing another statement that you are adding to what you have just said, especially when you are trying to emphasize or prove something: FURTHERMORE:
The new service will be considerably more expensive. Further, it will only be available in certain areas.
be no further forward
to have made no progress:
We are still no further forward in solving this mystery.
used especially in letters to show that you are referring to a previous letter or conversation
go further
1. ) to say or do something more extreme:
By sending Lister to prison, the judge went further than the law normally allows.
go one step further: Most historians use archives but Professor Bramanti has gone one step further by creating his own.
2. ) to continue telling someone something:
I'm going to stop you before you go any further.
3. ) go no further or not go any further if you do not want something to go any further, you do not want anyone else to be told about it:
This is sensitive information please don't let it go any further.
nothing could be further from my mind
used for saying that you are not thinking about or intending something, when someone has suggested that you are:
You just want my money. Nothing could be further from my mind I'm only trying to help.
take something further
1. ) to develop something such as an opinion or theory:
You could take the argument further and say that smoking should be made illegal.
2. ) to make an official complaint or to take legal action:
We are prepared to take this matter further and go to court if necessary.
fur|ther 2 [ `fɜrðər ] verb transitive
to help the progress of something so that it is more likely to be successful:
efforts to further the peace process
The best way of furthering your career might be to leave your present job.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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