forth vs onward what difference

what is difference between forth and onward

English

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /fɔːθ/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /fɔɹθ/
  • (rhotic, without the horsehoarse merger) IPA(key): /fo(ː)ɹθ/
  • (non-rhotic, without the horsehoarse merger) IPA(key): /foəθ/
  • Rhymes: -ɔː(ɹ)θ
  • Homophone: fourth

Etymology 1

From Middle English forth, from Old English forþ, from Proto-Germanic *furþą, from Proto-Indo-European *pŕ̥-to-, from *per-. Cognate with Dutch voort. See also ford.

Adverb

forth (not comparable)

  1. Forward in time, place or degree.
    • From this time forth, I never will speak word.
    • 1709-1725, John Strype, Annals of the Reformation in England
      say forth
  2. Out into view; from a particular place or position.
  3. (obsolete) Beyond a (certain) boundary; away; abroad; out.
Synonyms
  • fromward
Derived terms
  • forth-
Translations

Preposition

forth

  1. (obsolete) Forth from; out of.
    • a. 1631, John Donne, The Storme
      Some forth their cabins peepe.

Etymology 2

From fourth; compare forty.

Adjective

forth

  1. Misspelling of fourth.

Noun

forth

  1. Misspelling of fourth.

Anagrams

  • froth

Old Saxon

Alternative forms

  • forð

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *furþą, from Proto-Indo-European *pr̥to-.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fɔrθ/

Adverb

forth

  1. forwards, forth; onward

Preposition

forth

  1. forward to, up to

Descendants

  • Middle Low German: fort, vort
    • Danish: fort
    • Norwegian: fort
    • Swedish: fort


English

Etymology

on +‎ -ward

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈɒnwəd/
  • (Northern US, cotcaught merger) IPA(key): /ˈɑnwɚd/
  • (Southern American English) IPA(key): /ˈɔnwɚd/
  • Hyphenation: on‧ward

Adjective

onward (comparative more onward, superlative most onward)

  1. (not comparable) Moving forward.
    There was an onward rush as the gates opened.
  2. Advanced in a forward direction or toward an end.
    • Within a while, Philoxenus came to see how onward the fruits were of his friend’s labour.

Adverb

onward (not comparable)

  1. In a forward direction.

Synonyms

  • onwards

Translations

Verb

onward (third-person singular simple present onwards, present participle onwarding, simple past and past participle onwarded)

  1. To keep going; to progress or persevere.

Anagrams

  • Rawdon, Rowand, Wondra, arownd, draw on

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