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1. Forward; onward in time, place, or order; in advance from a given point; on to end; as, from that day forth; one, two, three, and so forth. Lucas was Paul’s companion, at the leastway from the sixteenth of the acts forth. (Tyndale) From this time forth, i never will speak word. (Shak) I repeated the Ave Maria; the inquisitor bad me say forth; i said i was taught no more. (Strype)
2. Out, as from a state of concealment, retirement, confinement, nondevelopment, or the like; out into notice or view; as, the plants in spring put forth leaves. When winter past, and summer scarce begun, Invites them forth to labour in the sun. (Dryden)
3. Beyond a (certain) boundary; away; abroad; out. I have no mind of feasting forth to-night. (Shak)
4. Throughly; from beginning to end. And so forth, back and forth, From forth. See And, back, and From. Forth of, forth from, out of to bring forth. See bring.
Origin: as. Forth, fr. For akin to D. Voort, g. Fort see fore, For, and cf. Afford, Further, adv.

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