firth

noun
\ ˈfərth How to pronounce firth (audio) \

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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, "Found Wanting," 6 Jan. 2020 Wide views across the Solway firth to Scotland provide a handy distraction. The Economist, "Walking the wall: my Brexit hike in northern England," 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, "What to Do When a Wild Seal Hops On Your Kayak," 16 Feb. 2017 Kevin Harvick was firth, followed by fellow Ford drivers Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Joey Logano. Mark Long, The Seattle Times, "Earnhardt lands pole for what could be Cup finale at Daytona," 30 June 2017

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First Known Use of firth

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for firth

Middle English, from Old Norse fjǫrthr — more at ford

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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 18 Sep. 2020.

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firth

noun
\ ˈfərth How to pronounce firth (audio) \

Kids Definition of firth

: a narrow arm of the sea

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