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forth

[ fawrth, fohrth ]
/ fɔrθ, foʊrθ /
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adverb
onward or outward in place or space; forward: to come forth; go forth.
onward in time, in order, or in a series: from that day forth.
out, as from concealment or inaction; into view or consideration: The author's true point comes forth midway through the book.
away, as from a place or country: to journey forth.
preposition
Archaic. out of; forth from.
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Origin of forth

before 900; Middle English, Old English; cognate with German fort; akin to further

Other definitions for forth (2 of 2)

Forth
[ fawrth, fohrth ]
/ fɔrθ, foʊrθ /

noun
Firth of, an arm of the North Sea, in SE Scotland: estuary of Forth River. 48 miles (77 km) long.
a river in S central Scotland, flowing E into the Firth of Forth. 116 miles (187 km) long.
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British Dictionary definitions for forth (1 of 2)

forth
/ (fɔːθ) /

adverb
forward in place, time, order, or degree
out, as from concealment, seclusion, or inaction
away, as from a place or country
and so on; et cetera
preposition
archaic out of; away from

Word Origin for forth

Old English; related to Middle High German vort; see for, further

British Dictionary definitions for forth (2 of 2)

Forth
/ (fɔːθ) /

noun
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)
a river in S Scotland, flowing generally east to the Firth of Forth. Length: about 104 km (65 miles)
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Other Idioms and Phrases with forth

forth

see and so forth; back and forth; bring forth; hold forth; put forth; set forth.

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