Forth meaning

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(archaic) Out from; out of.
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(obsolete) Away from a specified place; abroad.
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Out into view.

A stranger came forth from the crowd; put my ideas forth.

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Forward in time, place, or order; onward.

From this time forth.

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Forward in place, time, or degree; onward.

From that day forth.

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Forth is defined as forward, beyond or out of hiding.

An example of forth is all the people standing in front of a certain person in line are able to get in; from this person forth can enter.

An example of forth is asking someone to come out of their room; to come forth.

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Out of; forth from.
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A river of south-central Scotland flowing about 100 km (60 mi) eastward to the Firth of Forth, a wide inlet of the North Sea.
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Out; esp., out into view, as from hiding.
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(obs.) Abroad.
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(place) River in SE Scotland, flowing east into the Firth of Forth: 65 mi (105 km)
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(place) Long estuary of the Forth, flowing into the North Sea: 51 mi (82 km)
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(FOuRTH-generation language) A high-level programming language created by Charles Moore in the late 1960s as a way of providing direct control of the computer. Resembling LISP syntax, FORTH uses reverse polish notation for calculations, and it is noted for its extensibility.It is both compiler and interpreter. The source program is compiled first and then executed by its operating system/interpreter. It is used in process control applications that must quickly process data acquired from instruments and sensors. It is also used in arcade game programming as well as robotics and other AI applications. The following polyFORTH example converts Fahrenheit to Celsius: : CNV ( n) 32 - 5 9 * / . ." Celsius : user_input ." Enter Fahrenheit " CNV ;
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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.

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(obsolete) Forth from; out of.
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Common misspelling of fourth.
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A river in Scotland that flows for about 47 km (29 miles) from The Trossachs through Stirling to the Firth of Forth on the North Sea.
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An imperative, stack-based high-level programming language.
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Prefix meaning forth, forward, away.
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and so forth
  • and so on; and other such things; et cetera
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
forth
Plural:
forths

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of forth

  • Middle English from Old English per1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English, from Old English forþ- (“forth, forward, further, away, continually”), from Proto-Germanic *furþa- (“forth, forward”), from Proto-Indo-European *prto-. More at forth.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Middle English, from Old English forþ, from Proto-Germanic *furþa-, from Proto-Indo-European *pr̥to-. Compare Dutch voort.

    From Wiktionary

  • From fourth, for "fourth-generation programming language"; the u was dropped because the IBM 1130 operating system limited filenames to five characters.

    From Wiktionary

  • From fourth - compare forty

    From Wiktionary