forth

adverb
\ ˈfȯrth How to pronounce forth (audio) \

Definition of forth

 (Entry 1 of 3)

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

forth

preposition

Definition of forth (Entry 2 of 3)

archaic
: forth from : out of

Forth

geographical name
\ ˈfȯrth How to pronounce Forth (audio) \

Definition of Forth (Entry 3 of 3)

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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Synonyms for forth

Synonyms: Adverb

ahead, forward, on, onward (also onwards)

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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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Global purchasing managers’ indexes, or PMIs, have come forth as a leading barometer of the health of the world’s major manufacturing sectors. Josh Zumbrun, WSJ, "To Gauge the Health of the Global Economy, Look to Purchasing Managers," 5 Feb. 2019 Celebrities have come forth in force to signal-boost that message—including by sharing their own stories of #WhyIDidntReport and applying pressure to other public figures, like Ivanka Trump. Celeste Katz, Glamour, "The Brett Kavanaugh Hearings Could Change Sexual Assault Reporting—but How?," 28 Sep. 2018 There's been a lot of back-and-forth about where Markle is expected to give birth. Glamour, "Why We Probably Won't See Photos of Meghan Markle's Baby After She Gives Birth," 10 Apr. 2019 And, as fate (and a little faith) would have it, in the midst of their frequent back-and-forth travels to Uganda, Lauren unexpectedly became pregnant. Blair Donovan, Country Living, "Everything to Know About Thomas Rhett and Lauren Akins' Adorable Kids," 7 Apr. 2019 Those studies pointed towards Welsh structures dating back 5,000 years, like Carreg Coetan Arthur, as coming from the same culture that brought forth Stonehenge. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Stonehenge Might Have Its Roots With Ancient Sailors From France," 12 Feb. 2019 Instead, Toyota brought forth a machine aimed at its own class with a 2.0 liter, four-cylinder engine across three separate trim levels—the C-HR LE ($20,945), XLE ($22,980), and Limited ($26,000). John Scott Lewinski, Ars Technica, "Toyota goes beyond boring and beige with the 2018 C-HR crossover," 4 Sep. 2018 Instead, Bell shaped fast-flying figurations to bring forth the melodic shapes underlying the fireworks, Alsop providing a supple orchestral cushion. Howard Reich, chicagotribune.com, "CSO at Ravinia review: Marin Alsop poetically launches Bernstein tribute," 13 July 2018 The hope seems to have been that institutional success would bring forth additional funding sources. Christopher Knight, latimes.com, "Grafton Tyler Brown's California scenes at Pasadena museum's final show," 30 June 2018

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First Known Use of forth

Adverb

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

Preposition

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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forth

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of forth

literary
: out into notice or view
: onward or forward in time or place

forth

adverb
\ ˈfȯrth How to pronounce forth (audio) \

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

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