Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A long, narrow inlet of the sea.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See frith.
  • noun A wood or park: same as frith, 2.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Geog.) An arm of the sea; a frith.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An arm of the sea; a frith.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun English linguist who contributed to linguistic semantics and to prosodic phonology and who was noted for his insistence on studying both sound and meaning in context (1890-1960)
  • noun a long narrow estuary (especially in Scotland)

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English furth, from Old Norse fjördhr; see per- in Indo-European roots.]

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From Old Norse fjǫrðr; cognate to fjord, and more distantly ford.

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