fur|thest [ˈfə:ðıst US ˈfə:r-] adj, adv
1.) at the greatest distance from a place or point in time
There was a huge tapestry on the furthest wall.
furthest away/from
He walked slowly toward the end of the jury box furthest from the judge.
2.) more or to a greater degree than other people or things, or than before
Maltby's book has probably gone furthest in explaining these events.

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  • Furthest — Fur thest, adv. At the greatest distance; farthest. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Furthest — Fur thest, a. superl. Most remote; most in advance; farthest. See {Further}, a. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • furthest — late 14c., formed to correspond to FURTHER (Cf. further) (adj.) …   Etymology dictionary

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  • furthest */ — UK [ˈfɜː(r)ðɪst] / US [ˈfɜrðəst] adjective, adverb 1) a) at the greatest distance from something furthest from: Which planet is furthest from the sun? furthest away from: My car is parked in the space furthest away from the building. b) [only… …   English dictionary

  • furthest — fur|thest [ fɜrðəst ] adjective, adverb * 1. ) to a greater degree than anyone else or than ever before: The Athenians progressed furthest towards developing a truly democratic society. 2. ) at the greatest distance from something: furthest from …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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