Adjective "furthest" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ˈfəːðɪst/

Definitions and examples

    adjective

    Situated at the greatest distance from a specified or understood point.
    1. figurative 'it was the furthest thing from my mind'
    2. 'John maneuvered the two of them around the chairs and to the farthest door on the left.'
    3. 'A very large bedroom, with two beds situated at the farthest corners from each other.'
    4. 'Sense of place brings us to the fourth and final section, and is both the final and farthest leg of our migration.'
    5. 'He'd sit in the furthest corner from the door and drink it all in, always keeping one eye on his dad.'
    6. 'There was a closet in the farthest corner and a door to a balcony.'
    7. 'It was sort of plain and lonely looking with blue sheets and a single dresser on the farthest wall from the door.'
    8. 'The woman pointed to the farthest door on the left.'
    9. 'Commentating is the furthest thing from my thoughts but if I'm ultimately led down that route then I will throw myself into it like I have done with my game.'
    10. 'You see, this is how it went: I did the seance in a hidden room in the farthest part of the house from the front door.'
    11. 'I crouched down into the farthest corner from the door, huddling into a ball, making myself as small as possible.'
    12. 'Nathan Cohen can possibly claim he has come the furthest distance.'
    13. 'The rules are simple - the plane that flies the furthest distance wins.'
    14. 'Yet, incredibly, this is not the furthest distance he has ever covered, having run 1,150 miles in 18 consecutive days some 20 years ago.'
    15. 'I have only run once in the last three weeks and the furthest distance I have ever covered is 8.3 miles, the last mile and a bit of which I had to walk.'
    16. 'Teams from schools across the country designed and built their own cars with the aim of attaining the furthest distance they could within six hours.'
    17. 'The Flyathon event, which starts at 2.30 pm, will invite people to throw their plane the furthest distance.'
    18. 'The person who guessed the furthest distance travelled by a balloon will win the opportunity to have a personalised message flown by plane over the house of whoever they choose.'
    19. 'Kath plays with Blackburn Hockey Club once a week, but has taken to running five times a week, clocking up her furthest distance of 16 miles.'
    20. 'We talked about its weight, its price and the furthest distance he's gone in one flight.'
    21. 'That is, they had the javelin, they had the discus, and the winner was the person who threw the javelin or the discus the farthest distance.'
    22. 'The record for the furthest distance flown had been held by Brian Jones and Bertrand Piccard, who were the first pilots to circumnavigate the world, non-stop, in a balloon in 1999.'
    23. 'Contained on this little slab of orange coloured vinyl are two absolute gems for those of you who like to push your adventurous listening to the furthest extremes of dissonance; once you hear it, you'll be hooked like a kid on a sugar rush.'
    24. 'His rein stretches not only from the farthest reaches of outer space but deep into the personal lives of every man, woman, and child on the twelve colonized worlds.'
    25. 'How, if Christie wrote such rubbish, can we explain the fact that her works have resonated even at the farthest extremes of geography and history?'
    26. 'I mean, this pushes the farthest extremes of dissent.'
    27. 'To fulfil his task, Enoch travels to the farthest extremes of the earth, encountering fantastic columns of fire and trees of judgment, seeing the storehouses of the winds and the mountains where thunder is kept.'
    28. 'And then we go to the furthest extreme, and that is the other with the capital ‘O.’'
    29. 'If he wanted to really challenge assimilationism, he should not have chosen as his target the furthest extremes of the movement.'

    adverb

    At or by the greatest distance (used to indicate how far one thing or person is or becomes distant from another)
    1. figurative 'the people who are furthest removed from the political process'
    2. 'There was a thin rope laying spread out on the floor by the wall furthest from my bed.'
    3. 'His bed was the furthest from the door, there were no windows as they were in the dungeons, but there was a fireplace half way down the room.'
    4. 'Spotting a little lump on the bed furthest from his, he raised an eyebrow in surprise, and walked over, dropping his bag on the floor beside the door.'
    5. 'I took the bed furthest from the door because I didn't want to make Kate walk any more than she had to.'
    6. 'The center distance between the two shots farthest apart in the group determines the group size.'
    7. 'At the command of the passer, the player furthest from the passer sets a pick as indicated.'
    8. 'I'd chosen the seat next to the wall farthest from the windows and from where I sat, I had quite a bit of privacy.'
    9. 'Lily pointed to the wall farthest from the window.'
    10. 'We let the Supreme Court make the final decision because they are the furthest removed from popular passions.'
    11. 'I crawled over to the corner farthest from the window.'
    Over the greatest distance or area.
    1. 'As we had no back-vehicle, it was a big challenge, as the furthest any of us had ridden before was the London to Brighton bike ride - none of us had ever done anything like this before, and we chose the hottest Summer in our lifetimes to do it!'
    2. 'Dillard's 3d Platoon was in the lead because he had farthest to go to reach his old position.'
    3. 'A balloon for every child in the school was released on Tuesday and the owner of the balloon which travels the farthest will receive an art set and voucher.'
    4. 'The person whose balloon travels the farthest will win a luxury limousine and driver for a day.'
    5. 'Along with more than a dozen of her peers, Granholm strapped on a pedometer to see who walked the farthest during a 16-week period.'
    6. 'He is a keen, regular cyclist, but the furthest he has ridden in a day to date has been 100 miles.'
    7. 'it was the furthest north I had ever travelled'
    8. 'Another in 1853 spread to Chicago and St. Louis where itinerant railroad workers took it to Iowa City, which is the furthest the railroad had reached.'
    9. 'The George Washington chapter, founded in the early 1960s, was the farthest north the fraternity ever reached.'
    10. 'If St John's Wood is the furthest north he'll go, then we've no chance.'
    11. 'These are two homes that are - you can see one of them, the furthest one to the north, is starting to get fully involved.'
    12. 'The summer solstice on June 21 marks the first day of astronomical summer in the northern hemisphere, and is the time when the sun rises and sets furthest north and casts the shortest shadow at midday.'
    13. 'Until recently, the furthest confirmed inland location was Napa County.'
    14. 'HM ships Example, Explorer and Archer sailed the furthest West when they reached Howth, Cork and Galway in the Republic of Ireland.'
    15. 'You pick those clones that stick to the probe, and analyze them to see which extends furthest in the direction you want to go.'
    16. 'That's the furthest north I've ever been, but I couldn't stay up there too long.'
    17. 'At the very moment we'd reached the point furthest from home, the sky opened and heaven dropped on us, a drop at a time.'
    18. 'They may have come back the farthest this season because it looked as if their careers might be over.'
    19. 'Of the three, Globe has come the farthest, with a revitalized main street, arts center, archaeological park, and some of the best Mexican food in the state.'
    20. 'In 1614 Bacon started to write a book about an imagined society that had reached the furthest imaginable point in the advancement of knowledge.'
    21. 'He maintains that Hong Kong, Singapore, and Taiwan are already virtual states and that among major developed countries the United States has advanced the farthest.'
    22. 'I currently have it all written into a notebook and it is the farthest I have ever gotten on an individual project, so I really think I'm going to make it to the very end of this without fizzling out.'
    23. 'Such forms of cooperation commonly take place among the developed OECD countries but it is the members of the European Union that have gone farthest in that direction.'

    Definitions

    1. farthest. far [fahr] /fɑr/ Spell Syllables adverb

    1. at or to a great distance; a long way off; at or to a remote point: We sailed far ahead of the fleet.

    2. at or to a remote or advanced time: We talked far into the night.

    3. at or to a great, advanced, or definite point of progress, or degree: Having come this far, we might as well continue.

    4. much or many: I need far more time. We gained far

    More examples(as adjective)

    "provinces can be furthest from belts."

    "leaders can be furthest out fronts."

    "theories can be furthest from projects."

    "rooms can be furthest away from rooms."

    "people can be furthest from eachs."

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    Origin

    Late Middle English: formed as a superlative of further.

    Phrase

    at the furthest