1 formal, literary Out and away from a starting point.‘we rose at dawn and sallied forth’
out, outside, away, off, ahead, forward, away from home, abroadView synonyms
- ‘And finally, we sallied forth into the centre of Nottingham in all our finery.’
- ‘Sally paced back and forth, trying to absorb all of the new sights and smells at once.’
- ‘At the war's end Britain had secured a global network of naval bases from which it could sally forth to crush any opposition.’
- ‘The friendly banter that shot back and forth between the team had quickly drawn him in.’
- ‘The sight of all that paper spewing forth from the printer almost caused it to spontaneously combust.’
- 1.1So as to be known or revealed; out.‘a paper setting forth their grievances’
- ‘Despite all of Britain's efforts, each new generation has brought forth a fresh set of volunteers.’
- ‘Some of the case presentations bring forth vividly the problems of good patient management.’
- ‘Increased popularity and action brought forth legislation that could force change.’
- ‘He champions free speech but if opposing views are brought forth, he interrupts and heckles.’
- ‘The government is ready to take any challenge the outlaws have thrown forth.’
2 formal, literary Onwards in time.‘ from that day forth he gave me endless friendship’
onward, onwards, on, forward, forwardsView synonyms
- ‘But essentially, I ceased to regard lying as a viable option from that day forth.’
- ‘ From that day forth, I would never be that same child.’
- ‘I left home in the summer of 1986 and from that day forth I was a visitor to the place I had called home all my life.’
- ‘I first met him at Junior day and I liked him from that day forth.’
- ‘From this moment forth I wish to be addressed in a manner fitting of my station.’
- ‘All my energy from this point forth shall be given to what is positive, to what I truly desire.’
Old English, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch voort and German fort, from an Indo-European root shared by fore-.
1A river of central Scotland, rising on Ben Lomond and flowing eastwards through Stirling into the North Sea.
- 1.1A shipping forecast area covering Scottish coastal waters roughly from Berwick in the south to Aberdeen in the north, including the Firth of Forth.