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Farther
Far Far, a. [Fartherand Farthestare used as the compar. and superl. of far, although they are corruptions arising from confusion with further and furthest. See Further.] [OE. fer, feor, AS. feor; akin to OS. fer, D. ver, OHG. ferro, adv., G. fern, a., Icel. fjarri, Dan. fjirn, Sw. fjerran, adv., Goth. fa[=i]rra, adv., Gr. ????? beyond, Skr. paras, adv., far, and prob. to L. per through, and E. prefix for-, as in forgive, and also to fare. Cf. Farther, Farthest.] 1. Distant in any direction; not near; remote; mutually separated by a wide space or extent. They said, . . . We be come from a far country. --Josh. ix. 6. The nations far and near contend in choice. --Dryden. 2. Remote from purpose; contrary to design or wishes; as, far be it from me to justify cruelty. 3. Remote in affection or obedience; at a distance, morally or spiritually; t enmity with; alienated. They that are far from thee ahsll perish. --Ps. lxxiii. 27. 4. Widely different in nature or quality; opposite in character. He was far from ill looking, though he thought himself still farther. --F. Anstey. 5. The more distant of two; as, the far side (called also off side) of a horse, that is, the right side, or the one opposite to the rider when he mounts. Note: The distinction between the adjectival and adverbial use of far is sometimes not easily discriminated. By far, by much; by a great difference. Far between, with a long distance (of space or time) between; at long intervals. ``The examinations are few and far between.' --Farrar.
Farther
Farther Far"ther (f[aum]r"[th][~e]r), a., compar. of Far. [superl. Farthest (-[th][e^]st). See Further.] [For farrer, OE. ferrer, compar. of far; confused with further. Cf. Farthest.] 1. More remote; more distant than something else. 2. Tending to a greater distance; beyond a certain point; additional; further. Before our farther way the fates allow. --Dryden. Let me add a farther Truth. --Dryden. Some farther change awaits us. --MIlton.
Farther
Farther Far"ther, adv. 1. At or to a greater distance; more remotely; beyond; as, let us rest with what we have, without looking farther. 2. Moreover; by way of progress in treating a subject; as, farther, let us consider the probable event. No farther, (used elliptically for) go no farther; say no more, etc. It will be dangerous to go on. No farther ! --Shak.
Farther
Farther Far"ther, v. t. To help onward. [R.] See Further.

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