Example Sentences

the Firth of Forth in Scotland
Recent Examples on the Web The cast have been hard at work on the show's current firth season. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, 30 Mar. 2021 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 Kevin Harvick was firth, followed by fellow Ford drivers Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Joey Logano. Mark Long, The Seattle Times, 30 June 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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“Firth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/firth. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

Kids Definition

: a narrow arm of the sea

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