Meaning of “forth” in the English Dictionary

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"forth" in British English

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uk /fɔːθ/ us /fɔːrθ/ formal

(from a place) out or away, or (from a point in time) forward:

They set forth on their travels in early June.
From that day forth he never drank again.

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  • The pendulum in the grandfather clock swung back and forth.
  • As we set off into the forest, we felt as though we were venturing forth into the unknown.
  • He tried to calm the screaming baby by rocking it back and forth.
  • The minister opened the door and sallied forth to face the angry crowd.
  • Go forth and multiply!

(Definition of “forth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"forth" in American English

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forthadverb [ not gradable ]

us /fɔrθ, foʊrθ/

out so that it can be seen or heard:

A round of applause burst forth.

(Definition of “forth” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)