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[fawrth, fohrth] /fɔrθ, foʊrθ/
adverb
1.
onward or outward in place or space; forward:
to come forth; go forth.
2.
onward in time, in order, or in a series:
from that day forth.
3.
out, as from concealment or inaction; into view or consideration:
The author's true point comes forth midway through the book.
4.
away, as from a place or country:
to journey forth.
preposition
5.
Archaic. out of; forth from.
Origin of forth
900
before 900; Middle English, Old English; cognate with German fort; akin to further

Forth

[fawrth, fohrth] /fɔrθ, foʊrθ/
noun
1.
Firth of, an arm of the North Sea, in SE Scotland: estuary of Forth River. 48 miles (77 km) long.
2.
a river in S central Scotland, flowing E into the Firth of Forth. 116 miles (187 km) long.
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  • I had to stand around a little, and pass things, and so forth.

  • forth from a rugged arch, in the dusk below,640 Came mother Cybele!

    Endymion John Keats
  • It was all a question of the lie of the land, and strategy, and so forth.

    Hilda Wade Grant Allen
  • Then forth stepped Hermod the Nimble, the brother of Baldur.

    The Children of Odin Padraic Colum
  • Padding back and forth were things which might have been conceived by demons.

British Dictionary definitions for forth

forth

/fɔːθ/
adverb
1.
forward in place, time, order, or degree
2.
out, as from concealment, seclusion, or inaction
3.
away, as from a place or country
4.
and so on; et cetera
preposition
5.
(archaic) out of; away from
Word Origin
Old English; related to Middle High German vort; see for, further

Forth

/fɔːθ/
noun
1.
Firth of Forth, an inlet of the North Sea in SE Scotland: spanned by a cantilever railway bridge 1600 m (almost exactly 1 mile) long (1889), and by a road bridge (1964)
2.
a river in S Scotland, flowing generally east to the Firth of Forth. Length: about 104 km (65 miles)
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Word Origin and History for forth
adv.

Old English forð "forward, onward, further, continually," perfective of fore, from Proto-Germanic *furtha- (cf. Old Frisian, Old Saxon forth "forward, onward," Old Norse forð, Dutch voort, German fort), from PIE *prto-, from *pr-, from root *per- (1) "forward, through" (see per).

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