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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Most remote or distant.
  • adv. To or at the most distant or remote point.
  • adv. To or at the most advanced point or stage.
  • adv. By the greatest extent or degree.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. superlative form of far: most far. Most distant in time, space or degree.
  • adv. superlative form of far: most far. To the greatest degree or extent, or to the most distant point in time or space.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Most distant or remote. See furthest.
  • adv. At or to the greatest distance. See furthest.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Most distant or remote; furthest: as, the farthest degree.
  • Same as furthest.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. to the greatest degree or extent or most advanced stage (`furthest' is used more often than `farthest' in this abstract sense)
  • adj. (comparatives of `far') most remote in space or time or order
  • adv. to the greatest distance in space or time (`farthest' is used more often than `furthest' in this physical sense)

Etymologies

Middle English ferthest, superlative of farther; see farther.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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