Main definitions of forth in English

: forth1Forth2

forth1

adverb

literary, formal
  • 1Out and away from a starting point.

    ‘we rose at dawn and sallied forth’
    • ‘The sight of all that paper spewing forth from the printer almost caused it to spontaneously combust.’
    • ‘And finally, we sallied forth into the centre of Nottingham in all our finery.’
    • ‘Sally paced back and forth, trying to absorb all of the new sights and smells at once.’
    • ‘The friendly banter that shot back and forth between the team had quickly drawn him in.’
    • ‘At the war's end Britain had secured a global network of naval bases from which it could sally forth to crush any opposition.’
    out, outside, away, off, ahead, forward, away from home, abroad
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    1. 1.1 So as to be known or revealed; out.
      ‘a paper setting forth their grievances’
      • ‘The government is ready to take any challenge the outlaws have thrown forth.’
      • ‘Despite all of Britain's efforts, each new generation has brought forth a fresh set of volunteers.’
      • ‘Some of the case presentations bring forth vividly the problems of good patient management.’
      • ‘He champions free speech but if opposing views are brought forth, he interrupts and heckles.’
      • ‘Increased popularity and action brought forth legislation that could force change.’
  • 2Onwards in time.

    ‘from that day forth he gave me endless friendship’
    • ‘But essentially, I ceased to regard lying as a viable option from that day forth.’
    • ‘From that day forth we have had a lowering of public confidence in the police.’
    onward, onwards, on, forward, forwards
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Phrases

  • and so forth

    • literary, formal

      see so
      • ‘FIG. 4 is a front plan view of another embodiment of a drape for nursing and so forth of the invention.’

Origin

Old English, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch voort and German fort, from an Indo-European root shared by fore-.

Pronunciation

forth

/fɔːθ/

Main definitions of forth in English

: forth1Forth2

Forth2

proper noun

  • 1A river of central Scotland, rising on Ben Lomond and flowing eastwards through Stirling into the North Sea.

    1. 1.1 A shipping forecast area covering Scottish coastal waters roughly from Berwick in the south to Aberdeen in the north, including the Firth of Forth.

Pronunciation

Forth

/fɔːθ/