far·ther / ˈfär[voicedth]ər/ (also fur·ther) • used as comparative of far.• adv. 1. at, to, or by a greater distance (used to indicate the extent to which one thing or person is or becomes distant from another): fig. his action pushes Haiti even farther away from democratic rule. 2. over a greater expanse of space or time; for a longer way: the stream fills the passage, and only a cave diver can explore farther fig. people were trying to get their food dollars to go farther. • adj. more distant in space than another item of the same kind: the farther side of the mountain. ∎ more remote from a central point: the farther stretches of the diocese.