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Definition of FARTHEST

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Far \Far\, a. [{Farther}and {Farthest}are 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[imac]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. [1913 Webster]

              They said, . . . We be come from a far country.
                                                    --Josh. ix. 6. [1913 Webster]

              The nations far and near contend in choice.
                                                    --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

     2. Remote from purpose; contrary to design or wishes; as, far be it from me to justify cruelty. [1913 Webster]

     3. Remote in affection or obedience; at a distance, morally or spiritually; t enmity with; alienated. [1913 Webster]

              They that are far from thee ahsll perish. --Ps. lxxiii. 27. [1913 Webster]

     4. Widely different in nature or quality; opposite in character. [1913 Webster]

              He was far from ill looking, though he thought himself still farther.                --F. Anstey. [1913 Webster]

     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. [1913 Webster]

     Note: The distinction between the adjectival and adverbial use of far is sometimes not easily discriminated. [1913 Webster]

     {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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

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. [1913 Webster]

     2. Tending to a greater distance; beyond a certain point; additional; further. [1913 Webster]

              Before our farther way the fates allow. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

              Let me add a farther Truth.           --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

              Some farther change awaits us.        --MIlton. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Farthest \Far"thest\ adv.
     At or to the greatest distance. See {Furthest}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Farthest \Far"thest\ (f[aum]r"[th][e^]st), a. Superl. of {far}. [See {Farther} and cf. {Furthest}] Most distant or remote; as, the farthest degree. See {Furthest}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

27 Moby Thesaurus words for "farthest": boundary, caudal, conclusive, definitive, determinative, endmost, eventual, extreme, farthermost, farthest off, final, furthermost, furthest, last, limiting, most distant, outermost, outmost, polar, remotest, tail, terminal, terminating, terminative, ultimate, utmost, uttermost

Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]

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