• WordNet 3.6
    • adv forth out into view "came forth from the crowd","put my ideas forth"
    • adv forth forward in time or order or degree "from that time forth","from the sixth century onward"
    • adv forth from a particular thing or place or position (`forth' is obsolete) "ran away from the lion","wanted to get away from there","sent the children away to boarding school","the teacher waved the children away from the dead animal","went off to school","they drove off","go forth and preach"
    • n Forth a river in southern Scotland that flows eastward to the Firth of Forth
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Sweet and Low' by the quartette party always brought forth rounds of applause Sweet and Low' by the quartette party always brought forth rounds of applause
Forth Bridge under construction Forth Bridge under construction
Behold a Sower went Forth to Sow Behold a Sower went Forth to Sow

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In the past 60 years, the groundhog has only predicted the weather correctly 28% of the time. The rushing back and forth from burrows is believed to indicate sexual activity, not shadow seeking
    • n Forth A way; a passage or ford.
    • Forth Beyond a (certain) boundary; away; abroad; out. "I have no mind of feasting forth to-night."
    • prep Forth Forth from; out of. "Some forth their cabins peep."
    • Forth 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 .""From this time forth I never will speak word .""I repeated the Ave Maria; the inquisitor bad me say forth ; I said I was taught no more."
    • Forth 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."
    • Forth Throughly; from beginning to end.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The forth railway bridge is a meter longer in summer than in winter due to thermal expansion.
    • forth Forward; onward or outward into space; out from concealment or inaction.
    • forth Onward in time or order, in progression or series: as, from that day forth; one, two, four, eight, and so forth (see below).
    • forth Forward or out, as by development or unfolding; into view or consideration: as, plants put forth leaves and send forth shoots in spring; to bring forth sound arguments.
    • forth Away, as from a place or country; out; abroad: now always followed by from, but formerly sometimes used absolutely or followed by of: as, to go forth from one's home; to send a traitor forth from his country.
    • forth Thoroughly; from beginning to end.
    • forth [Forth was formerly used intensively to strengthen some adverbs and prepositions, without real addition of meaning: as, far-forth, beneath-forth, within-forth, with-forth.]
    • forth See the verbs.
    • forth Out of; forth from.
    • forth To forward; further; accomplish.
    • n forth A common Middle English form of ford.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Howard Kinsey and Mrs. R. Roark, during a game of tennis, batted the ball back and forth 2001 consecutive times.
    • adv Forth fōrth before or forward in place or order: in advance: onward in time: :
    • prep Forth (Shak.) out of, forth from
    • adj Forth forward
    • n Forth (Shak.) a straight path
    • adj Forth straightforward: honest
    • adv Forth fōrth (Shak.) completely, outright: abroad
    • adv Forth fōrth (B.) out
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  • Sir William Temple
    “The first glass is for myself, the second for my friends, the third for good humor, and the forth for my enemies.”
  • Johann Friedrich Von Schiller
    “This is the curse of an evil deed, that it incites and must bring forth more evil.”
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    “That which the fountain sends forth returns again to the fountain.”
  • Joe Carter
    Joe Carter
    “I honestly believed I would make it. I had the desire. A lot of people have the ability, but they don't put forth the effort.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Great hearts steadily send forth the secret forces that incessantly draw great events.”
  • Angelus Silesius
    Angelus Silesius
    “The name of Jesus is as ointment poured forth; It nourishes, and illumines, and stills the anguish of the soul.”


So on and so forth - And so on and so forth mean the same as etcetera (etc.).


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. forð, fr. for, akin to D. voort, G. fort, √78. See Fore For, and cf. Afford Further (adv.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. forthfore, before; Dut. voort, Ger. fort.


In literature:

A deep groan of horror burst forth from the multitude, so deep, so long, so terrible that the Senator turned pale.
"The Dodge Club" by James De Mille
But in that same novel the future of the present strife has been set forth.
"The Lost Ten Tribes, and 1882" by Joseph Wild
Now all the latent instincts, never half drawn forth, surged like molten volcano fires through Laurence Stanninghame's soul.
"The Sign of the Spider" by Bertram Mitford
And in the seven plenteous years the earth brought forth by handfuls.
"Select Masterpieces of Biblical Literature" by Various
I had come forth from the city to smell wood-smoke, a spring symptom.
"Child and Country" by Will Levington Comfort
Truly, if man be very fair, or have full winning ways, and sweet words, and so forth, then may it be seen without difficulty.
"In Convent Walls" by Emily Sarah Holt
Then Phoebus Apollo came forth from the sea, like a star, and the brightness of his glory reached up to the high heaven.
"Museum of Antiquity" by L. W. Yaggy
I do not send you forth to risk your lives without a purpose.
"Bruin" by Mayne Reid
Her beauty was of that character which cannot be set forth by a detailed description in words.
"The Wild Huntress" by Mayne Reid
Suddenly, while they watched her, she opened her eyes, lifted her head, and stretched forth her arms with a cry of pleasure.
"Robin Tremayne" by Emily Sarah Holt

In poetry:

Until thy silent glory
Went forth from earth alone,
Where like a star thou gleamest
From thine immortal throne.
"Emily Bronte" by Robert Seymour Bridges
From the height of night,
Was not thine the star
That led forth with might
By no worldly light
Wise men from afar?
"Christmas Antiphones" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Who straightway peeped out of the shell
To view the world beyond,
Longing at once to sally forth
And paddle in the pond.
"The Lay Of A Golden Goose" by Louisa May Alcott
The west wind whispers all night long
"Oh, journey forth afar
To the green and pleasant places
Where little rivers are!"
"The Call" by Virna Sheard
When I go forth, it rains as oft
For me as other mortals:
The sun is not my " serving-man"
Nor waits he at my " portals."
"Chloe's Song" by Ethel Clifford
The pilgrims of the world went forth
Obedient to the word,
And found where'er they tilled the earth
A garden of the Lord!
"A Lay Of Old Time" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

Governor Christie may be too busy with his sock drawer to debate Assembly Majority Leader Lou Greenwald in person, but a back and forth through video press releases is already well underway.
Forth is getting institutionalized .
In the last article, I hoped to show the frustration that most beginning steelhead fishers have when they first set forth to catch this spectacular, sea-run rainbow trout.
Before getting into the recent political resuscitation of the Bridge to Nowhere controversy, it would be useful to set forth the actual facts.
John Dadzie is swiveling back and forth in an office chair at his tidy downtown loft, surrounded by computers, synthesizers and an antiquated mixing board.
When we find ourselves saying "soared" and so forth too many times in row, it might be time to raise a sceptical eyebrow about valuations—to improve your journalism , if not to help you make money shorting stocks.
This was all pretty unplanned, but what's struck me the most in my back and forth between Kindle and paper is that the Kindle is really unsatisfactory for books that have a lot of charts and tables.
It is one of the very few old towns that was not razed by the Germans, the Allies or the Russians as World War II raged back and forth across the country.
He always managed to lift himself above that prosaic daily back and forth.
I love all music i can relate to music from the 50s and so forth.
The information that has recently come forth regarding the number of iatrogenic deaths in the United States1 is only part of the story.
After much discussion about the weather, the overall state of agriculture, start up costs, the upcoming election, so forth and so on, my advice is usually the same.
05 Presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich will discuss his performance at the debate last night in Iowa and his back and forth with Fox News host Chris Wallace.
Buying a car is a numbers game — horsepower, sticker price, cargo room and so forth.
We refer routinely to illegal loggers , illegal miners, illegal vendors and so forth.

In science:

In this way one can understand the predominance of 0+ ground states, and analytic expressions can be derived for distributions of lowest eigenvalues, energy gaps, density of states and so forth.
Two-Body Random Ensembles: From Nuclear Spectra to Random Polynomials
Gaussian random variables once certain physical constraints are imposed, such that H commutes with the generators of total spin, isospin and so forth.
Two-Body Random Ensembles: From Nuclear Spectra to Random Polynomials
In the past two years, two new approaches have been put forth to the hierarchy problem.
The Utility of Quantum Field Theory
WHIZARD solves the other problem set forth in the introduction: the efficient sampling of multi particle phase space.
O'Mega & WHIZARD: Monte Carlo Event Generator Generation For Future Colliders
This removes model dependencies associated with scales, level densities and so forth.
Ground State Properties of Many-Body Systems in the Two-Body Random Ensemble and Random Matrix Theory