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
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.Brougham.
(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.Chaucer.
(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.
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.
Nor do we find him forward to be sounded.Shak.
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 budShak.
Is eaten by the canker ere it blow.