Examples of firth in a Sentence

the Firth of Forth in Scotland
Recent Examples on the Web On the distant horizon was a cluster of faint street lights, a small town hunkered on the far side of the firth. Douglas Stuart, The New Yorker, 6 Jan. 2020 Wide views across the Solway firth to Scotland provide a handy distraction. The Economist, 4 Dec. 2019 Gray and harbor seals are a common sight in this firth, or estuary, where several major rivers meet the North Sea. National Geographic, 16 Feb. 2017

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Word History


Middle English, from Old Norse fjǫrthr — more at ford

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of firth was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Firth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/firth. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

Kids Definition


: a narrow arm of the sea

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