Definition of Furthest

1. Adjective. (comparatives of 'far') most remote in space or time or order. "The utmost tip of the peninsula"

Exact synonyms: Farthermost, Farthest, Furthermost, Utmost, Uttermost
Language type: Comparative, Comparative Degree
Similar to: Far



2. Adverb. To the greatest degree or extent or most advanced stage ('furthest' is used more often than 'farthest' in this abstract sense). "She goes farthest in helping us"
Exact synonyms: Farthest

3. Adverb. To the greatest distance in space or time ('farthest' is used more often than 'furthest' in this physical sense). "He swam the furthest"
Exact synonyms: Farthest

Definition of Furthest

1. a. superl. Most remote; most in advance; farthest. See Further, a.

2. adv. At the greatest distance; farthest.

Definition of Furthest

1. Adjective. (superlative of far lang=English POS=adjective) A synonym of farthest. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Furthest

1. far [adv] - See also: far

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Furthest

furth
further
further(a)
further education
furtherance
furtherances
furthered
furtherer
furtherers
furtherest
furthering
furthermore
furthermost
furthers
furthersome
furthest (current term)
furtive
furtively
furtiveness
furtivenesses
furuncle
furuncles
furuncular
furunculoid
furunculoses
furunculosis
furunculous
furunculus
furutobeite
furvert

Literary usage of Furthest

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1. The Seasons by James Thomson (1844)
"1440 Happy Britannia ! where the Queen of Arts, Inspiring vigour, Liberty abroad Walks, unconfined, even to thy furthest cots, And scatters plenty with ..."

2. The Confessions of an English Opium-eater by Thomas De Quincey (1913)
"I hoped to return in a week, at furthest, and I agreed with her, that on the fifth night from that, and every night afterwards, she should wait for me, ..."

3. The Edinburgh Review by Sydney Smith (1869)
"... yet the necessity of providing employment for an idle and hungry magistrates, her literature and laws to the furthest limits of the civilised world, ..."

4. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"The locomotives and cars were all placed upon the road as early as February, 1854, 'when, at [*129 the furthest, the mortgage attached to those in question, ..."

5. A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital by John Beauchamp Jones (1866)
"is doubtless a flank movement of Beauregard, and an attack on Grant may be expected any hour; and must occur, I think, tomorrow at furthest. ..."

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