|1.||[ adverb ] 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"
|2.||[ adverb ] 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"
|3.||[ adjective ] comparatives of "far"; most remote in space or time or order|
|Synonyms:||farthest furthermost utmost uttermost farthermost|
"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"
|Related terms:||comparative far|