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6 definitions found
 for farthest
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Far \Far\, a. [{Fartherand Farthestare 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.
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              They said, . . . We be come from a far country.
                                                    --Josh. ix. 6.
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              The nations far and near contend in choice.
                                                    --Dryden.
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     2. Remote from purpose; contrary to design or wishes; as, far
        be it from me to justify cruelty.
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     3. Remote in affection or obedience; at a distance, morally
        or spiritually; t enmity with; alienated.
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              They that are far from thee ahsll perish. --Ps.
                                                    lxxiii. 27.
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     4. Widely different in nature or quality; opposite in
        character.
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              He was far from ill looking, though he thought
              himself still farther.                --F. Anstey.
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     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.
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     Note: The distinction between the adjectival and adverbial
           use of far is sometimes not easily discriminated.
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     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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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     2. Tending to a greater distance; beyond a certain point;
        additional; further.
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              Before our farther way the fates allow. --Dryden.
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              Let me add a farther Truth.           --Dryden.
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              Some farther change awaits us.        --MIlton.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Farthest \Far"thest\ adv.
     At or to the greatest distance. See Furthest.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  farthest
      adv 1: to the greatest distance in space or time (`farthest' is
             used more often than `furthest' in this physical sense);
             "see who could jump the farthest"; "chose the farthest
             seat from the door"; "he swam the furthest" [syn:
             farthest, furthest]
      2: to the greatest degree or extent or most advanced stage
         (`furthest' is used more often than `farthest' in this
         abstract sense); "went the furthest of all the children in
         her education"; "furthest removed from reality"; "she goes
         farthest in helping us" [syn: furthest, farthest]
      adj 1: (comparatives of `far') most remote in space or time or
             order; "had traveled to the farthest frontier"; "don't go
             beyond the farthermost (or furthermost) tree"; "explored
             the furthest reaches of space"; "the utmost tip of the
             peninsula" [syn: farthermost, farthest,
             furthermost, furthest, utmost, uttermost]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  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
  
  

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