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 for forth
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Forth \Forth\, prep.
     Forth from; out of. [Archaic]
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           Some forth their cabins peep.            --Donne.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Forth \Forth\, v.[AS. for[eth], fr. for akin to D. voort, G.
     fort [root]78. See Fore, For, and cf. Afford,
     Further, adv.]
     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.
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              Lucas was Paul's companion, at the leastway from the
              sixteenth of the Acts forth.          --Tyndale.
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              From this time forth, I never will speak word.
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              I repeated the Ave Maria; the inquisitor bad me say
              forth; I said I was taught no more.   --Strype.
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     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.
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              When winter past, and summer scarce begun,
              Invites them forth to labor in the sun. --Dryden.
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     3. Beyond a (certain) boundary; away; abroad; out.
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              I have no mind of feasting forth to-night. --Shak.
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     4. Throughly; from beginning to end. [Obs.] --Shak.
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     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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Forth \Forth\, n. [OE., a ford. ? 78. See Frith.]
     A way; a passage or ford. [Obs.] --Todd.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adv 1: from a particular thing or place or position (`forth' is
             obsolete); "ran away from the lion"; "wanted to get away
             from there"; "sent the children away to boarding school";
             "the teacher waved the children away from the dead
             animal"; "went off to school"; "they drove off"; "go
             forth and preach" [syn: away, off, forth]
      2: forward in time or order or degree; "from that time forth";
         "from the sixth century onward" [syn: forth, forward,
      3: out into view; "came forth from the crowd"; "put my ideas
      n 1: a river in southern Scotland that flows eastward to the
           Firth of Forth [syn: Forth, Forth River]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  21 Moby Thesaurus words for "forth":
     ahead, alee, along, away, en route to, for, forward, forwards,
     hence, off, on, onward, onwards, out, outward, outwardly, outwards,
     thence, therefrom, thereof, whence

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

     1.  An interactive extensible language using
     postfix syntax and a data stack, developed by Charles
     H. Moore in the 1960s.  FORTH is highly user-configurable and
     there are many different implementations, the following
     description is of a typical default configuration.
     Forth programs are structured as lists of "words" - FORTH's
     term which encompasses language keywords, primitives and
     user-defined subroutines.  Forth takes the idea of
     subroutines to an extreme - nearly everything is a subroutine.
     A word is any string of characters except the separator which
     defaults to space.  Numbers are treated specially.  Words are
     read one at a time from the input stream and either executed
     immediately ("interpretive execution") or compiled as part of
     the definition of a new word.
     The sequential nature of list execution and the implicit use
     of the data stack (numbers appearing in the lists are pushed
     to the stack as they are encountered) imply postfix syntax.
     Although postfix notation is initially difficult, experienced
     users find it simple and efficient.
     Words appearing in executable lists may be "{primitives"
     (simple assembly language operations), names of previously
     compiled procedures or other special words.  A procedure
     definition is introduced by ":" and ended with ";" and is
     compiled as it is read.
     Most Forth dialects include the source language structures
     IF-ELSE-THEN, and others can be added by the user.  These are
     "compiling structures" which may only occur in a procedure
     FORTH can include in-line assembly language between "CODE"
     and "ENDCODE" or similar constructs.  Forth primitives are
     written entirely in assembly language, secondaries contain a
     mixture.  In fact code in-lining is the basis of compilation
     in some implementations.
     Once assembled, primitives are used exactly like other words.
     A significant difference in behaviour can arise, however, from
     the fact that primitives end with a jump to "NEXT", the entry
     point of some code called the sequencer, whereas
     non-primitives end with the address of the "EXIT" primitive.
     The EXIT code includes the scheduler in some multi-tasking
     systems so a process can be descheduled after executing a
     non-primitive, but not after a primitive.
     Forth implementations differ widely.  Implementation
     techniques include threaded code, dedicated Forth
     processors, macros at various levels, or interpreters
     written in another language such as C.  Some implementations
     provide real-time response, user-defined data structures,
     multitasking, floating-point arithmetic, and/or virtual
     Some Forth systems support virtual memory without specific
     hardware support like MMUs.  However, Forth virtual memory
     is usually only a sort of extended data space and does not
     usually support executable code.
     FORTH does not distinguish between operating system calls
     and the language.  Commands relating to I/O, file systems
     and virtual memory are part of the same language as the
     words for arithmetic, memory access, loops, IF statements, and
     the user's application.
     Many Forth systems provide user-declared "vocabularies" which
     allow the same word to have different meanings in different
     contexts.  Within one vocabulary, re-defining a word causes
     the previous definition to be hidden from the interpreter (and
     therefore the compiler), but not from previous definitions.
     FORTH was first used to guide the telescope at NRAO, Kitt
     Peak.  Moore considered it to be a fourth-generation
     language but his operating system wouldn't let him use six
     letters in a program name, so FOURTH became FORTH.
     Versions include fig-FORTH, FORTH 79 and FORTH 83.
     ANS Forth standard, dpANS6
     FORTH Interest Group, Box 1105, San Carlos CA 94070.
     See also 51forth, F68K, cforth, E-Forth, FORML,
     TILE Forth.
     [Leo Brodie, "Starting Forth"].
     [Leo Brodie, "Thinking Forth"].
     [Jack Woehr, "Forth, the New Model"].
     [R.G. Loeliger, "Threaded Interpretive Languages"].
     2. FOundation for Research and Technology - Hellas.

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