forth

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English, from Old English forþ, from Proto-Germanic *furþa-, from Proto-Indo-European *pr̥to-. Compare Dutch voort.

Adverb[edit]

forth (not comparable)

  1. Forward in time, place or degree.
    • Shakespeare
      From this time forth, I never will speak word.
    • Strype
      I repeated the Ave Maria; the inquisitor bade me say forth; I said I was taught no more.
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 13, The Mirror and the Lamp:
      “[…] They talk of you as if you were Croesus—and I expect the beggars sponge on you unconscionably.” And Vickers launched forth into a tirade very different from his platform utterances. He spoke with extreme contempt of the dense stupidity exhibited on all occasions by the working classes.
  2. Out into view; from a particular place or position.
    The plants in spring put forth leaves.
    The robbers leapt forth from their place of concealment.
  3. (obsolete) Beyond a (certain) boundary; away; abroad; out.
    • Shakespeare
      I have no mind of feasting forth to-night.
  4. (obsolete) Thoroughly; from beginning to end.
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Preposition[edit]

forth

  1. (obsolete) Forth from; out of.
    • John Donne
      Some forth their cabins peep.

Etymology 2[edit]

From fourth - compare forty

Adjective[edit]

forth

  1. Common misspelling of fourth.

Noun[edit]

forth

  1. Common misspelling of fourth.

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Old Saxon[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *furþa-, from Proto-Indo-European *pr̥to-. Cognate with Old English forþ (English forth).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

forth

  1. forwards, forth; onward

Preposition[edit]

forth

  1. forward to, up to