Definitions for forthfɔrθ, foʊrθ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

forthfɔrθ, foʊrθ(adv.)

  1. onward or outward in place or space; forward or away:

    to go forth.

  2. onward in time, in order, or in a series:

    from that day forth.

  3. out, as from concealment; into view or consideration.

  4. (prep.)Archaic. out of; forth from.

Origin of forth:

bef. 900; ME

Forthfɔrθ, foʊrθ(n.)

  1. Firth of, an arm of the North Sea, in SE Scotland: estuary of Forth River. 48 mi. (77 km) long.

    Category: Geography (places)

  2. a river in S central Scotland, flowing E into the Firth of Forth. 116 mi. (187 km) long.

    Category: Geography (places)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Forth, Forth River(adverb)

    a river in southern Scotland that flows eastward to the Firth of Forth

  2. away, off, forth(adverb)

    from a particular thing or place or position (`forth' is obsolete)

    "ran away from the lion"; "wanted to get away from there"; "sent the children away to boarding school"; "the teacher waved the children away from the dead animal"; "went off to school"; "they drove off"; "go forth and preach"

  3. forth, forward, onward(adverb)

    forward in time or order or degree

    "from that time forth"; "from the sixth century onward"

  4. forth(adverb)

    out into view

    "came forth from the crowd"; "put my ideas forth"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. forth(adverb)ɔrθ, foʊrθ

    ahead or forward


  1. Forth(ProperNoun)

    A river in Scotland that flows for about 47 km (29 miles) from The Trossachs through Stirling to the Firth of Forth on the North Sea.

  2. Forth(ProperNoun)

    A high level (FOuRTH generation) programming language.

  3. Origin: From fourth - compare forty

Webster Dictionary

  1. Forth(adverb)

    forward; onward in time, place, or order; in advance from a given point; on to end; as, from that day forth; one, two, three, and so forth

  2. Forth(adverb)

    out, as from a state of concealment, retirement, confinement, nondevelopment, or the like; out into notice or view; as, the plants in spring put forth leaves

  3. Forth(adverb)

    beyond a (certain) boundary; away; abroad; out

  4. Forth(adverb)

    throughly; from beginning to end

  5. Forth

    forth from; out of

  6. Forth(noun)

    a way; a passage or ford


  1. Forth

    Forth is an imperative stack-based computer programming language and programming environment. Language features include structured programming, reflection, concatenative programming and extensibility. Although not an acronym, the language's name is sometimes spelled with all capital letters as FORTH, following the customary usage during its earlier years. A procedural programming language without type checking, Forth features both interactive execution of commands and the ability to compile sequences of commands for later execution. Some Forth implementations compile threaded code, but many implementations today generate optimized machine code like other language compilers. Although not as popular as other programming systems, Forth has enough support to keep several language vendors and contractors in business. Forth is currently used in boot loaders such as Open Firmware, space applications, and other embedded systems. Gforth, an implementation of Forth by the GNU Project, is actively maintained, with its most recent release on February 25, 2013. The 1994 standard is currently undergoing revision, provisionally titled Forth 200x.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Forth

    a river of Scotland, formed by the junction of Duchray Water and the Avondhu, streams which rise one on Ben Lomond and the other on Ben Venue, and which, after 14 and 9 m., unite at Aberfoyle; the river thence flows with many windings, called Links, through some of the fairest country of the eastern lowlands to Alloa (51½ m.), where begins the Firth, which stretches 51 m. to the German Ocean, and which at Queensferry is spanned by a massive railway bridge known as the Forth Bridge (1882-1890).

British National Corpus

  1. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'forth' in Adverbs Frequency: #377

Anagrams of forth

  1. froth

Translations for forth

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forward; onward

They went forth into the desert.

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