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Princeton's WordNet

  1. back and forth, backward and forward, to and fro(adverb)

    moving from one place to another and back again

    "he traveled back and forth between Los Angeles and New York"; "the treetops whipped to and fro in a frightening manner"; "the old man just sat on the porch and rocked back and forth all day"


  1. to and fro(Noun)

    The movement (of someone or something) forward followed by a return to the same position. May refer to a concept such as an emotional state or a relationship as well as a physical thing.

  2. to and fro(Verb)

    To go back and forth; to alternate.

  3. to and fro(Adverb)

    Back and forth; with an alternating motion.

  4. to and fro(Adjective)

    Pertaining to something or someone moving forward and back to the same position.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of to and fro in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of to and fro in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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