from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. Forward in time, place, or order; onward: from this time forth.
- adv. Out into view: A stranger came forth from the crowd; put my ideas forth.
- adv. Obsolete Away from a specified place; abroad.
- prep. Archaic Out of; forth from.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adv. Forward in time, place or degree.
- adv. Out into view.
- adv. From a particular place or position.
- adj. Common misspelling of fourth.
- n. Common misspelling of fourth.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- v. Forward; onward in time, place, or order; in advance from a given point; on to end
- v. Out, as from a state of concealment, retirement, confinement, nondevelopment, or the like; out into notice or view.
- v. Beyond a (certain) boundary; away; abroad; out.
- v. Throughly; from beginning to end.
- prep. Forth from; out of.
- n. A way; a passage or ford.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Forward; onward or outward into space; out from concealment or inaction.
- Onward in time or order, in progression or series: as, from that day forth; one, two, four, eight, and so forth (see below).
- 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.
- 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.
- Thoroughly; from beginning to end.
- [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.]
- See the verbs.
- Out of; forth from.
- To forward; further; accomplish.
- n. A common Middle English form of ford.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. forward in time or order or degree
- adv. out into view
- adv. from a particular thing or place or position (`forth' is obsolete)
- n. a river in southern Scotland that flows eastward to the Firth of Forth
Middle English, from Old English; see per1 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Old English forþ. (Wiktionary)
From fourth - compare forty (Wiktionary)