Farthest vs. Furthest

Farthest vs. Furthest — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Farthest and Furthest

Farthestadjective

Most remote or distant.

Furthestadjective

Most distant in degree, time, or space

That's the furthest thing from my mind. They explored the furthest reaches of space.

Farthestadverb

To or at the most distant or remote point.

Furthestadverb

To the greatest extent or degree

went the furthest of all the children in her education.

Farthestadverb

To or at the most advanced point or stage.

Furthestadverb

At or to the most distant point in space or time

He swam the furthest.

Farthestadverb

By the greatest extent or degree.

Furthestadjective

Most distant in time, space or degree.

The furthest known galaxy is about 13 billion light years from Earth.

Farthestadjective

Most distant in time, space or degree.

Furthestadverb

To, at or over the greatest distance in space, time or other extent.

Of all the children in our school, I can run furthest.He lives furthest from the office, so his commute is the longest.

Farthestadverb

To the greatest degree or extent, or to the most distant point in time or space.

Furthestadverb

To the greatest degree or extent.

This civilisation was the furthest advanced.

Farthestadjective

most distant or remote;

man's farthest goal

Furthestadjective

(comparatives of `far') most remote in space or time or order;

had traveled to the farthest frontierdon't go beyond the farthermost (or furthermost) treeexplored the furthest reaches of spacethe utmost tip of the peninsula

Farthestadjective

(comparatives of `far') most remote in space or time or order;

had traveled to the farthest frontierdon't go beyond the farthermost (or furthermost) treeexplored the furthest reaches of spacethe utmost tip of the peninsula

Furthestadverb

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 educationfurthest removed from realityshe goes farthest in helping us

Farthestadverb

to the greatest distance in space or time (`farthest' is used more often than `furthest' in this physical sense);

see who could jump the farthestchose the farthest seat from the doorhe swam the furthest

Furthestadverb

to the greatest distance in space or time (`farthest' is used more often than `furthest' in this physical sense);

see who could jump the farthestchose the farthest seat from the doorhe swam the furthest

Farthestadverb

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 educationfurthest removed from realityshe goes farthest in helping us