Definition of furthest in US English:


adverb & adjective

  • variant form of farthest
    • ‘And, why not when you have handcrafted things from the farthest corners of the country, under one roof.’
    • ‘The Full Moon is much larger and brighter when it is closest, compared with farthest away.’
    • ‘There are fewer than fifty other known objects at such a great distance from Earth, and the farthest is only a mere 50 million light-years more distant.’
    • ‘The Magellanic Clouds are at a declination of about - 70 degrees, so that the farthest northern latitude from which they can be seen is about 20 degrees.’
    • ‘Pluto is usually the furthest planet from the Sun, but due to its highly elliptical orbit, it is sometimes closer than the planet Neptune.’
    • ‘Arctic Terns in particular will travel the farthest distance of any tern and of any known animal.’
    • ‘At the moment we are at the furthest position south that the RRS Ernest Shackleton has ever been as a BAS ship.’
    • ‘Dave Price has taken lucky traveling partners to some exotic, distant places on ‘All-Access’ adventures, but the one this weekend is the most exotic, and furthest away yet.’
    • ‘In its documents, the group described a world view on the furthest fringes of millennialism, with disconnected elements of Christianity interpreted through a thick lens of science fiction.’
    • ‘Astronomers studying 35 NASA Hubble Space Telescope images of the solar system's farthest known object, unofficially named Sedna, are surprised the object does not appear to have a companion moon of any substantial size.’
    • ‘The furthest distance in the world is not between life and death but when I stand in front of you yet you don't know that I love you’
    • ‘It's probably a really easy question (it's just for curiosity's sake), but how far away, in light years, is the furthest star visible from the earth?’


On the differences between furthest and farthest, see farther