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adverb \ˈfȯrth\

Definition of forth

  1. 1 :  onward in time, place, or order :  forward from that day forth

  2. 2 :  out into notice or view put forth leaves lava bursting forth from the volcano

  3. 3 obsolete :  away, abroad

Examples of forth in a sentence

  1. a flow of lava bursting forth from the earth

  2. The snow is gone and the flowers are ready to spring forth.

  3. He went forth to spread the news.

  4. She stretched forth her hands in prayer.

Origin and Etymology of forth

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


First Known Use: before 12th century


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forth

preposition

Definition of forth

archaic

  1. :  forth from :  out of

Origin and Etymology of forth

see 1forth


First Known Use: circa 1575


Forth

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geographical name \ˈfȯrth\

Definition of Forth

  1. 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



FORTH Defined for English Language Learners

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forth

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adverb \ˈfȯrth\

Definition of forth for English Language Learners

  • : out into notice or view

  • : onward or forward in time or place


FORTH Defined for Kids

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adverb \ˈfȯrth\

Definition of forth for Students

  1. 1 :  onward in time, place, or order from that time forth

  2. 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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