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afield

  
1    Further afield or farther afield means in places or areas other than the nearest or most obvious one.  
further afield/farther afield             phrase   oft from PHR  
They enjoy participating in a wide variety of activities, both locally and further afield...     
2    If someone comes fromfar afield, they come from a long way away.  
far afield      phrase   oft from PHR  
Many of those arrested came from far afield.     
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further     ( furthers    3rd person present)   ( furthering    present participle)   ( furthered    past tense & past participle  )
Further is a comparative form of far. It is also a verb.     
1       adv   Further means to a greater extent or degree.  
ADV with v  
Inflation is below 5% and set to fall further..., The rebellion is expected to further damage the country's image..., The government's economic policies have further depressed living standards.     
2       adv   If you go or get furtherwith something, or take something further, you make some progress.  
ADV with v  
They lacked the scientific personnel to develop the technical apparatus much further.     
3       adv   If someone goes further in a discussion, they make a more extreme statement or deal with a point more thoroughly.  
ADV after v  
On February 7th the Post went further, claiming that Mr Wood had grabbed and kissed another 13 women..., To have a better comparison, we need to go further and address such issues as repairs and insurance.     
4       adj   A further thing, number of things, or amount of something is an additional thing, number of things, or amount.  
ADJ n, pron-indef ADJ   (=more)  
His speech provides further evidence of his increasingly authoritarian approach..., There was nothing further to be done for this man.     
5       adv   Further means a greater distance than before or than something else.  
ADV adv/prep  
Now we live further away from the city centre..., He came to a halt at a crossroads fifty yards further on..., Further to the south are some of the island's loveliest unspoilt coves.     
6       adv   Further is used in expressions such as `further back' and `further ahead' to refer to a point in time that is earlier or later than the time you are talking about.  
ADV adv/prep  
Looking still further ahead, by the end of the next century world population is expected to be about ten billion.     
7       verb   If you further something, you help it to progress, to be successful, or to be achieved.  
Education needn't only be about furthering your career.      V n  
8       adv   You use further to introduce a statement that relates to the same general topic and that gives additional information or makes an additional point.  
FORMAL   ADV with cl   (=moreover)  
Dodd made no appeal of his death sentence and, further, instructed his attorney to sue anyone who succeeds in delaying his execution.     
9    Further to is used in letters in expressions such as `further to your letter' or `further to our conversation', in order to indicate what you are referring to in the letter.  
  (BRIT)  
FORMAL  
further to      prep-phrase  
Further to your letter, I agree that there are some presentational problems, politically speaking.     


further education     
Further education is the education of people who have left school but who are not at a university or a college of education.  
  (mainly BRIT)      n-uncount  
Most further-education colleges offer A-level courses.     
in AM, use continuing education     

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further

  
1   
      adj   additional, extra, fresh, more, new, other, supplementary  
2   
      adv   additionally, also, as well as, besides, furthermore, in addition, into the bargain, moreover, on top of, over and above, to boot, what's more, yet  
3   
      vb   advance, aid, assist, champion, contribute to, encourage, expedite, facilitate, forward, foster, hasten, help, lend support to, patronize, pave the way for, plug     (informal)   promote, push, speed, succour, work for  
  
Antonyms     
,       vb   foil, frustrate, hinder, hobble, impede, obstruct, oppose, prevent, retard, stop, thwart  

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