forth for learners of EnglishPowered by COBUILD (fɔːʳθ)
In addition to the uses shown below, forth is also used in the phrasal verbs 'put forth' and 'set forth'.
1. adverb [ADV after v]
When someone goesforth from a place, they leave it. [literary] ⇒ Go forth into the desert. ⇒ I came forth to take the air.
2. adverb [ADV after v]
If one thing brings forth another, the first thing produces the second. [literary] ⇒ Nature herself brings forth new forms of life. ⇒ My reflections brought forth no conclusion.
3. adverb [ADV after v]
When someone or something is brought forth, they are brought to a place or moved into a position where people can see them. [literary] ⇒ Pilate ordered Jesus to be brought forth. ⇒ He brought forth a small gold amulet from beneath his robe.