There are 2 main definitions of forth in English:

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forth 1

Pronunciation: /fôrTH/


chiefly archaic
1Out from a starting point and forward or into view: the plants will bush out, putting forth fresh shoots
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  • And finally, we sallied forth into the centre of Nottingham in all our finery.
  • Sally paced back and forth, trying to absorb all of the new sights and smells at once.
  • At the war's end Britain had secured a global network of naval bases from which it could sally forth to crush any opposition.
out, outside, away, off, ahead, forward, into view;
into existence
1.1Onward in time: from that day forth he gave me endless friendship
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  • But essentially, I ceased to regard lying as a viable option from that day forth.
  • From that day forth we have had a lowering of public confidence in the police.
onward, onwards, on, forward;
for ever, into eternity;
until now


and so forth

see so1.
Example sentences
  • FIG. 4 is a front plan view of another embodiment of a drape for nursing and so forth of the invention.


Old English, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch voort and German fort, from an Indo-European root shared by fore-.

Words that rhyme with forth

fourth, henceforth, north, thenceforth
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There are 2 main definitions of forth in English:

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Forth 2

Pronunciation: /fôrTH/
A river in central Scotland that rises on Ben Lomond and flows east into the North Sea.
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