Fortunize to Foul

(For"tun*ize) v. t. To regulate the fortune of; to make happy. [Obs.] Spenser.

(For"ty) a. [OE. forti, fourti, fowerti, AS. feówertig; feówer four + suff. - tig ten; akin to OS. fiwartig, fiartig, D. veertig, G. vierzig, Icel. fjörutiu, Sw. fyratio, Dan. fyrretyve, Goth. fidwor tigjus. See Four, and Ten, and cf. Fourteen.] Four times ten; thirty-nine and one more.

(For"ty), n.; pl. Forties

1. The sum of four tens; forty units or objects.

2. A symbol expressing forty units; as, 40, or xl.

(For"ty-spot`) n. (Zoöl.) The Tasmanian forty-spotted diamond bird

(Fo"rum) n.; pl. E. Forums L. Fora [L.; akin to foris, foras, out of doors. See Foreign.]

1. A market place or public place in Rome, where causes were judicially tried, and orations delivered to the people.

2. A tribunal; a court; an assembly empowered to hear and decide causes.

He [Lord Camden] was . . . more eminent in the senate than in the forum.

(For*waked") p. p. & a. Tired out with excessive waking or watching. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(For*wan"der) v. i. To wander away; to go astray; to wander far and to weariness. [Obs.]

(For"ward) n. [OE., fr. AS. foreweard; fore before + weard a ward. See Ward, n.] An agreement; a covenant; a promise. [Obs.]

Tell us a tale anon, as forward is.

(For"ward For"wards) , adv. [AS. forweard, foreweard; for, fore + -weardes; akin to G. vorwärts. The s is properly a genitive ending. See For, Fore, and -ward, -wards.] Toward a part or place before or in front; onward; in advance; progressively; — opposed to backward.

(For"ward), a.

1. Near, or at the fore part; in advance of something else; as, the forward gun in a ship, or the forward ship in a fleet.

2. Ready; prompt; strongly inclined; in an ill sense, overready; too hasty.

Only they would that we should remember the poor; the same which I also was forward to do.
Gal. ii. 10.

Nor do we find him forward to be sounded.

3. Ardent; eager; earnest; in an ill sense, less reserved or modest than is proper; bold; confident; as, the boy is too forward for his years.

I have known men disagreeably forward from their shyness.
T. Arnold.

4. Advanced beyond the usual degree; advanced for the season; as, the grass is forward, or forward for the season; we have a forward spring.

The most forward bud
Is eaten by the canker ere it blow.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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