(||For"te) adv. [It. forte, a. & adv., fr. L. fortis strong.] (Mus.) Loudly; strongly; powerfully.
(Fort"ed) a. Furnished with, or guarded by, forts; strengthened or defended, as by forts. [R.]
(Forth) v.[AS. forð, fr. for akin to D. voort, G. fort &radic78. See Fore, For, and cf. Afford,
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,Dryden.
Invites them forth to labor in the sun.
3. Beyond a (certain) boundary; away; abroad; out.
I have no mind of feasting forth to- night.Shak.
4. Throughly; from beginning to end. [Obs.] Shak.
And so forth, Back and forth, From forth. See under And, Back, and From. Forth of, Forth
from, out of. [Obs.] Shak. To bring forth. See under Bring.
(Forth), prep. Forth from; out of. [Archaic]
Some forth their cabins peep.Donne.
(Forth), n. [OE., a ford. 78. See Frith.] A way; a passage or ford. [Obs.] Todd.
(Forth`by") adv. [Obs.] See Forby.
(Forth"com`ing) a. Ready or about to appear; making appearance.
(Forth"go`ing) n. A going forth; an utterance. A. Chalmers.
(Forth"go`ing), a. Going forth.
(For*think") v. t. To repent; to regret; to be sorry for; to cause regret. [Obs.] "Let it forthink
That me forthinketh, quod this January.Chaucer.
(Forth"put`ing) a. Bold; forward; aggressive.
(Forth"right`) adv. [Forth, adv. + right, adv.] Straight forward; in a straight direction. [Archaic]
Sir P. Sidney.