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FORTH

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Forth mean? 

FORTH (noun)
  The noun FORTH has 1 sense:

1. a river in southern Scotland that flows eastward to the Firth of Forth

  Familiarity information: FORTH used as a noun is very rare.


FORTH (adverb)
  The adverb FORTH has 3 senses:

1. from a particular thing or place or position ('forth' is obsolete)
2. forward in time or order or degree
3. out into view

  Familiarity information: FORTH used as an adverb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


FORTH (noun)


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Meaning:

A river in southern Scotland that flows eastward to the Firth of Forth

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Synonyms:

Forth; Forth River

Instance hypernyms:

river (a large natural stream of water (larger than a creek))

Holonyms ("Forth" is a part of...):

Scotland (one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; located on the northern part of the island of Great Britain; famous for bagpipes and plaids and kilts)


FORTH (adverb)


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Meaning:

From a particular thing or place or position ('forth' is obsolete)

Synonyms:

away; forth; off

Context examples:

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

Domain usage:

archaicism; archaism (the use of an archaic expression)


Sense 2forth [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Forward in time or order or degree

Synonyms:

onward; forth; forward

Context examples:

from that time forth / from the sixth century onward


Sense 3forth [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Out into view

Context examples:

came forth from the crowd / put my ideas forth


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