1. to or at a greater extent or degree or a more advanced stage (`further' is used more often than `farther' in this abstract sense)

    Synonyms : further
    Examples :
    • the application of the law was extended farther
    • he is going no farther in his studies
  2. more distant in especially degree

    Synonyms : further
    Examples :
    • farther from the truth
    • farther from our expectations
  3. to or at a greater distance in time or space (`farther' is used more frequently than `further' in this physical sense)

    Synonyms : further
    Examples :
    • farther north
    • moved farther away
    • farther down the corridor
    • the practice may go back still farther to the Druids
  4. more distant in especially space or time

    Examples :
    • they live in the farther house


  1. (theater) the space over the stage (out of view of the audience) used to store scenery (drop curtains)

    Type Of : space


  1. in a frugal manner

    Examples :
    • in villages, the new pipeline marks the end of water as a precious liquid, to be dispensed frugally, weighed out drop by drop


  1. in an unqualified manner

    Synonyms : categorically, unconditionally
    Examples :
    • he flatly denied the charges


  1. the science of planting and caring for forests and the management of growing timber

    Type Of : biological science, biology


  1. the act of preventing something by anticipating and disposing of it effectively

    Synonyms : obviation, preclusion
    Type Of : bar, prevention


  1. extravagantly or foolishly loving and indulgent

    Synonyms : adoring, doting
    Examples :
    • hopelessly spoiled by a fond mother
  2. (followed by `of' or `to') having a strong preference or liking for

    Synonyms : partial
    Examples :
    • fond of chocolate
  3. having or displaying warmth or affection

    Synonyms : affectionate, lovesome, tender
    Examples :
    • a fond embrace
    • fond of his nephew
  4. absurd or silly because unlikely

    Examples :
    • fond hopes of becoming President
    • fond fancies


  1. coming down freely under the influence of gravity

    Synonyms : dropping
    Examples :
    • falling rain
  2. becoming lower or less in degree or value

    Antonyms : rising
    Examples :
    • a falling market
    • falling incomes
  3. decreasing in amount or degree

    Examples :
    • falling temperature


  1. a terrorist organization that seeks to overthrow the government dominated by Tutsi and to institute Hutu control again

    Synonyms : alir, army for the liberation of rwanda, former armed forces, interahamwe
  2. being of a considerable distance or length

    Examples :
    • a far trek
  3. being the animal or vehicle on the right or being on the right side of an animal or vehicle

    Examples :
    • the horse on the right is the far horse
    • the right side is the far side of the horse
  4. beyond a norm in opinion or actions

    Examples :
    • the far right
  5. located at a great distance in time or space or degree

    Antonyms : near
    Examples :
    • we come from a far country
    • far corners of the earth
    • the far future
    • a far journey
    • the far side of the road
    • far from the truth
    • far in the future


  1. be later in time

    Synonyms : postdate
    Examples :
    • Tuesday always follows Monday
  2. follow in or as if in pursuit

    Synonyms : pursue
    Type Of : travel, go, move, locomote
    Examples :
    • Her bad deed followed her and haunted her dreams all her life
  3. travel along a certain course

    Synonyms : travel along
    Type Of : locomote, travel, move, go
    Examples :
    • follow the road
    • follow the trail
  4. keep informed

    Synonyms : keep abreast, keep up
  5. follow, discover, or ascertain the course of development of something

    Synonyms : trace
    Type Of : study, examine, analyse, analyze, canvass
    Examples :
    • We must follow closely the economic development is Cuba
  6. choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans

    Synonyms : adopt, espouse
    Type Of : pick out, take, select, choose
    Examples :
    • She followed the feminist movement
  7. imitate in behavior; take as a model

    Synonyms : take after
    Type Of : copy, imitate, simulate
    Examples :
    • Teenagers follow their friends in everything
  8. keep to

    Synonyms : stick to, stick with
    Type Of : hang on, hang in, hold on, persevere, persist
  9. come as a logical consequence; follow logically

    Synonyms : fall out
    Type Of : ensue, result
    Examples :
    • It follows that your assertion is false
  10. follow with the eyes or the mind

    Synonyms : keep an eye on, observe, watch, watch over
    Type Of : check, go over, check over, suss out, check into, look into, check out, check up on
    Examples :
    • She followed the men with the binoculars
  11. work in a specific place, with a specific subject, or in a specific function

    Synonyms : be
  12. be the successor (of)

    Synonyms : come after, succeed
    Examples :
    • Carter followed Ford
  13. come after in time, as a result

    Synonyms : come after
    Type Of : ensue, result
    Examples :
    • A terrible tsunami followed the earthquake
  14. act in accordance with someone's rules, commands, or wishes

    Synonyms : abide by, comply
    Type Of : obey
  15. perform an accompaniment to

    Synonyms : accompany, play along
    Type Of : play
    Examples :
    • The orchestra could barely follow the frequent pitch changes of the soprano
  16. to be the product or result

    Synonyms : come
    Type Of : rise, spring up, originate, grow, develop, uprise, arise
  17. behave in accordance or in agreement with

    Synonyms : conform to
    Type Of : simulate, copy, imitate
  18. keep under surveillance

    Synonyms : surveil, survey
    Examples :
    • The police had been following him for weeks but they could not prove his involvement in the bombing
  19. accept and follow the leadership or command or guidance of

    Type Of : behave, act, do
    Examples :
    • Let's follow our great helmsman!
    • She followed a guru for years
  20. adhere to or practice

    Type Of : use, practice, apply
    Examples :
    • These people still follow the laws of their ancient religion
  21. be next

    Type Of : be
    Examples :
    • Mary plays best, with John and Sue following
  22. grasp the meaning

    Type Of : understand
    Examples :
    • Can you follow her argument?
    • When he lectures, I cannot follow
  23. to bring something about at a later time than

    Examples :
    • She followed dinner with a brandy
    • He followed his lecture with a question and answer period
  24. to travel behind, go after, come after

    Antonyms : precede
    Type Of : travel, move, locomote, go
    Examples :
    • The ducklings followed their mother around the pond
    • Please follow the guide through the museum