Forth (?), v.[AS. for&edh;, fr. for akin to D. voort, G. fort &root;78. See Fore, For, and cf. Afford, Further, adv.]


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.

Lucas was Paul's companion, at the leastway from the sixteenth of the Acts forth. Tyndale.

From this time forth, I never will speak word. Shak.

I repeated the Ave Maria; the inquisitor bad me say forth; I said I was taught no more. Strype.


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.

When winter past, and summer scarce begun, Invites them forth to labor in the sun. Dryden.


Beyond a (certain) boundary; away; abroad; out.

I have no mind of feasting forth to-night. Shak.


Throughly; from beginning to end.



And so forth, Back and forth, From forth. See under And, Back, and From. -- Forth of, Forth from, out of [Obs.] Shak. -- To bring forth. See under Bring.


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Forth, prep.

Forth from; out of.


Some forth their cabins peep. Donne.


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Forth, n. [OE., a ford. 78. See Frith.]

A way; a passage or ford.




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