1. To cut a furrow in; to make furrows in; to plow; as, to furrow the ground or sea. Shak.
2. To mark with channels or with wrinkles.
Thou canst help time to furrow me with age.Shak.
Fair cheeks were furrowed with hot tears.Byron.
(Fur"row*y) a. Furrowed. [R.] Tennyson.
(Fur"ry) a. [From Fur.]
1. Covered with fur; dressed in fur. "Furry nations." Thomson.
2. Consisting of fur; as, furry spoils. Dryden.
3. Resembling fur.
(Fur"ther) adv. [A comparative of forth; OE. further, forther, AS. furor, farur; akin to G. fürder.
See Forth, adv.] To a greater distance; in addition; moreover. See Farther.
Carries us, I know not how much further, into familiar company.M. Arnold.
They sdvanced us far as Eleusis and Thria; but no further.Jowett Further off, not so near; apart by a greater distance.
(Fur"ther), a. compar. [Positive wanting; superl. Furthest.]
1. More remote; at a greater distance; more in advance; farther; as, the further end of the field. See Farther.
2. Beyond; additional; as, a further reason for this opinion; nothing further to suggest.
The forms further and farther are in general not differentiated by writers, but further is preferred by
many when application to quantity or degree is implied.
(Fur"ther"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Furthered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Furthering.] [OE. furthren, forthren,
AS. fyrðran, fyrðrian. See Further, adv.] To help forward; to promote; to advance; to forward; to help or
This binds thee, then, to further my design.Dryden.
I should nothing further the weal public.Robynsom
(Fur"ther*ance) n. The act of furthering or helping forward; promotion; advancement; progress.
I know that I shall abide and continue with you all for yourPhil. i. 25.
furthersnce and joy of faith.
Built of furtherance and pursuing, Not of spent deeds, but of doing.Emerson.
(Fur"ther*er) n. One who furthers. or helps to advance; a promoter. Shak.
(Fur"ther*more") adv. or conj. Moreover; besides; in addition to what has been said.
(Fur"ther*most") a. Most remote; furthest.