American English

Definition of forth adverb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1(literary except in particular idioms and phrasal verbs)
  2. 2away from a place; out They set forth at dawn. Huge chimneys belched forth smoke and grime.
  3. 3toward a place; forward Water gushed forth from a hole in the rock. see also bring somebody/somethingforth
  4. 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.
    back and forth
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    from one place to another and back again repeatedly ferries sailing back and forth between the islands
    from that day/time forth (literary)
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    beginning on that day; from that time From that day forth she gave me endless friendship and encouragement.