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fɔrθ, foʊrθforth

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Forth, Forth Riveradverb

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

  2. away, off, forthadverb

    from a particular thing or place or position (`forth' is obsolete)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

    forward in time or order or degree

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

  4. forthadverb

    out into view

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


  1. Forthnoun

    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. Forthnoun

    A high level (FOuRTH generation) programming language.

  3. Etymology: From fourth - compare forty

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Ferth or forth

    Common terminations are the same as in English an army; coming from the Saxon word fyrð. Gibson.

  2. FORTHadverb

    whence further and furthest.

    Etymology: fowð forð Saxon;

    From that day forth I lov’d that face divine;
    From that day forth I cast in careful mind
    To seek her out. Fairy Queen, b. i. cant. 9.

    Look at the second admonition, and so forth, where they speak in most unchristian manner. John Whitgift.

    Mad Pandarus steps forth, with vengeance vow’d
    For Bitias’ death. John Dryden, Æn.

    Uncle, I must come forth. William Shakespeare, Othello.

    I have no mind of feasting forth to-night. William Shakespeare.

    Attend you here the door of our stern daughter?
    Will she not forth? William Shakespeare.

    When Winter past, and Summer scarce begun,
    Invites them forth to labour in the sun. John Dryden, Virg. Æn.

    They will privily relieve their friends that are forth; they will send the enemy secret advertisements; and they will not also stick to draw the enemy privily upon them. Edmund Spenser.

    Even that sunshine brew’d a show’r for him,
    That wash’d his father’s fortunes forth of France. William Shakespeare.

    You may set forth the same with farmhouses. Henry Peacham.

    But when your troubled country call’d you forth,
    Your flaming courage, and your matchless worth,
    To fierce contention gave a prosp’rous end. Edmund Waller.

    You, cousin,
    Whom it concerns to hear this matter forth,
    Do with your injuries as seems you best. William Shakespeare.

    Hence we learn, how far forth we may expect justification and salvation from the sufferings of Christ; no further than we are wrought on by his renewing grace. Henry Hammond.

    I repeated the Ave Maria: the inquisitor bad me say forth; I said I was taught no more. John Strype, Memoir in.

  3. Forthprop.

    Out of.

    And here’s a prophet, that I brought with me
    From forth the streets of Pomfret. William Shakespeare.

    Some forth their cabbins peep,
    And trembling ask what news, and do hear so
    As jealous husbands, what they would not know. John Donne.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Forthadverb

    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. Forthadverb

    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. Forthadverb

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

  4. Forthadverb

    throughly; from beginning to end

  5. Forth

    forth from; out of

  6. Forthnoun

    a way; a passage or ford

  7. Etymology: [OE., a ford. 78. See Frith.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Forth

    fōrth, adv. before or forward in place or order: in advance: onward in time: (Shak.) completely, outright: abroad: (B.) out.—prep. (Shak.) out of, forth from.—v.i. Forth′come, to come forth.—adj. Forth′coming, just coming forth: about to appear.—ns. Forth′going, a going forth: a proceeding out; Forth′-iss′uing, coming forth; Forth′-put′ting, action of putting forth: (U.S.) forwardness.—adj. forward.—adv. Forth′right, straightforward.—n. (Shak.) a straight path.—adj. straightforward: honest.—adv. Forthwith′, immediately.—And so forth, and so on, and more besides. [A.S. forthfore, before; Dut. voort, Ger. fort.]

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).

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. forth

    An inlet of the sea.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. forth

    The ancient name for ford.

British National Corpus

  1. Adverbs Frequency

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of forth in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of forth in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of forth in a Sentence


    STATEMENTS Words that come forth from the mouth regardless of who spoke them, are important.... Words should not be wasted because: there is a word in those words that is the word meant for you to build your walls in this world

  2. Annie Park:

    It was just back and forth the whole day, both teams played some great golf in these conditions.

  3. Tony Pham:

    Too often sanctuary policies limiting cooperation with ICE result in significant public safety concerns, iCE will continue to enforce immigration laws set forth by Congress through the efforts of the men and women of ICE to remove criminal aliens and making our communities safer.

  4. Bishop Brian Maas:

    Now we have mountains of cleaning supplies and so forth that can't be used, cash is the most flexible way to respond.

  5. Carolyn Maloney:

    This is a deliberate effort to politicize the census for partisan gains that violates the standards set forth in the Constitution mandating an accurate count of the nation, congress should block this action by passing the Census IDEA Act, which I introduced last week. We cannot accept an incomplete or unfair count in 2020—too much is at stake.

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