There are 2 main definitions of forth in English:

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forth 1

Pronunciation: /fɔːθ/


formal or literary
1Out and away from a starting point: we rose at dawn and sallied forth
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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, away from home, abroad;
into view, into the open, out of hiding;
into existence
1.1So as to be known or revealed; out: a paper setting forth their grievances
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  • Despite all of Britain's efforts, each new generation has brought forth a fresh set of volunteers.
  • Some of the case presentations bring forth vividly the problems of good patient management.
  • Increased popularity and action brought forth legislation that could force change.
2Onwards 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, forwards;
for ever, into eternity;
until now


and so forth

see so1.
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  • 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: /fɔːθ/
1A river of central Scotland, rising on Ben Lomond and flowing eastwards through Stirling into the North Sea.
1.1A shipping forecast area covering Scottish coastal waters roughly from Berwick in the south to Aberdeen in the north, including the Firth of Forth.
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