Definition of forth adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//fɔːθ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//fɔːrθ//
    (literary except in particular idioms and phrasal verbs)
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  1. 1away from a place; out They set forth at dawn. Huge chimneys belched forth smoke and grime.
  2. 2towards a place; forwards Water gushed forth from a hole in the rock. see also bring somebody/somethingforth
  3. Word OriginOld English, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch voort and German fort, from an Indo-European root shared by fore-.Idioms
    and so forth, and so on (and so forth)
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     used at the end of a list to show that it continues in the same way We discussed everything—when to go, what to see and so on.
     from one place to another and back again repeatedly ferries sailing back and forth between the islands
    from that day/time forth
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    (literary) beginning on that day; from that time From that day forth she gave me endless friendship and encouragement.