Adjective "furthering" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ˈfəːðə/

Definitions and examples

    adverb

    At, to, or by a greater distance (used to indicate the extent to which one thing or person is or becomes distant from another)
    1. figurative 'the EU seems to have moved further away from the original aims'
    2. 'nothing could be further from his mind than marrying'
    Over a greater expanse of space or time; for a longer way.
    1. figurative 'wages have been driven down even further'
    2. 'before going any further we need to define our terms'
    3. 'On the Internet, the size and scope of the market is several orders of magnitude higher. Further, it is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week'
    4. 'at the end of three years they were no further on'

    adjective

    More distant in space than another item of the same kind.
    1. 'the museum is in the further reaches of the town'
    Additional to what already exists or has already taken place, been done, or been accounted for.

      verb

      Help the progress or development of (something); promote.
      1. 'The Texas statute furthers no legitimate state interest which can justify its intrusion into the personal and private life of the individual.'
      2. 'It just furthers the urban trend of economic apartheid.'
      3. 'Western militarization furthers this objectification of women as gratification available for cheap purchase.'
      4. 'Ignoring the existence of these students and their educational needs only furthers the ignorance that this take on sex education fosters.'
      5. 'He would do well to distinguish between violence which furthers the cause of human freedom, and this repellent violence which kills thousands of workers in the name of fundamentalism.'
      6. 'The courts will most likely defer to the military on the issue of whether this policy furthers a compelling government interest.'
      7. 'The opulent color of many of the works furthers their impact and feels like a recent development, even though his palette has been steadily intensifying over the last few years.'
      8. 'It requires the youngsters to be away from home for a fortnight and furthers their academic education or gives them a chance to get a taster of subjects like archaeology not taught in school.'
      9. 'But the effect of predestination may be furthered by their prayers, and by other good works also.'
      10. 'All going to plan, this will expose each band to new ears, furthering their own audience development.'

      Definitions

      1. at or to a greater distance; farther: I'm too tired to go further.

      2. at or to a more advanced point; to a greater extent: Let's not discuss it further.

      3. in addition; moreover: Further, he should be here any minute. adjective, compar. offar withfurthest as superl.

      4. more distant or remote; farther: The map shows it to be further than I thought.

      5. more extended: Does this mean a further delay?

      6. additional; more: Further

      More examples(as adjective)

      "reforms can be furthering."

      "reconciliations can be furthering."

      "supports can be furthering."

      "relations can be furthering."

      "projects can be furthering."

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      Origin

      (further)Old English furthor (adverb), furthra (adjective), fyrthrian (verb), of Germanic origin; related to forth.

      Phrase

      further to your (or our) —
      not go any further
      until further notice
      until further orders