adverbchiefly • archaic
- 1Out from a starting point and forward or into view: the plants will bush out, putting forth fresh shootsMore example sentences
- 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.
- 1.1Onward in time: from that day forth he gave me endless friendship
Old English, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch voort and German fort, from an Indo-European root shared by fore-.