\ ˈfȯrth How to pronounce forth (audio) \

Definition of forth

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : onward in time, place, or order : forward from that day forth
2 : out into notice or view put forth leaves lava bursting forth from the volcano
3 obsolete : away, abroad



Definition of forth (Entry 2 of 2)

: forth from : out of

Synonyms for forth

Synonyms: Adverb

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Examples of forth in a Sentence

Adverb a flow of lava bursting forth from the earth The snow is gone and the flowers are ready to spring forth. He went forth to spread the news. She stretched forth her hands in prayer.
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First Known Use of forth


before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1


circa 1575, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for forth

Adverb and Preposition

Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old English for

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The first known use of forth was before the 12th century

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26 May 2022

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“Forth.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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Kids Definition of forth

1 : onward in time, place, or order from that time forth
2 : out into view Soon the beech trees had put forth their delicate, transparent leaves.— C. S. Lewis, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

Forth geographical name

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Definition of Forth

river 116 miles (187 kilometers) long in south central Scotland flowing east into the Firth of Forth, an estuary 48 miles (77 kilometers) long that is an inlet of the North Sea

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