More distant in especially degree; SYN. farther.
ETYM A comparative of forth; Old Eng. further, forther, AS. furthor, farthur; akin to German fürder. Related to Forth.
1. In addition or furthermore.
2. To or at a greater extent or degree or a more advanced stage ('further' is used more often than 'farther' in this abstract sense).
To help forward; promote.