- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /fɔːθ/
- (General American) IPA(key): /fɔɹθ/
- (rhotic, without the horse–hoarse merger) IPA(key): /fo(ː)ɹθ/
- (non-rhotic, without the horse–hoarse merger) IPA(key): /foəθ/
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- Rhymes: -ɔː(ɹ)θ
- Homophone: fourth
forth (not comparable)
- Forward in time, place or degree.
- c. 1603–1604, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Othello, the Moore of Venice”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act V, scene ii], page 159:
- From this time forth, I never will speak word.
- 1709-1725, John Strype, Annals of the Reformation in England
- say forth
- 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 13, in The Mirror and the Lamp:
- “[…] They talk of you as if you were Croesus—and I expect the beggars sponge on you unconscionably.” And Vickers launched forth into a tirade very different from his platform utterances. He spoke with extreme contempt of the dense stupidity exhibited on all occasions by the working classes.
- Out into view; from a particular place or position.
- The plants in spring put forth leaves.
- The robbers leapt forth from their place of concealment.
- (obsolete) Beyond a (certain) boundary; away; abroad; out.
- c. 1596–1598, William Shakespeare, “The Merchant of Venice”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act II, scene v]:
- I have no mind of feasting forth to-night.
- (obsolete) Thoroughly; from beginning to end.
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forward in time, place or degree
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- Misspelling of .
- Misspelling of .
- forward to, up to