Definition of Firth

1. Noun. English linguist who contributed to linguistic semantics and to prosodic phonology and who was noted for his insistence on studying both sound and meaning in context (1890-1960).

Exact synonyms: J. R. Firth, John Rupert Firth
Generic synonyms: Linguist, Linguistic Scientist



2. Noun. A long narrow estuary (especially in Scotland).
Geographical relationships: Scotland
Generic synonyms: Estuary
Specialized synonyms: Firth Of Clyde, Firth Of Forth, Moray Firth, Solway Firth

Definition of Firth

1. n. An arm of the sea; a frith.

Definition of Firth

1. Noun. An arm of the sea; a frith. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Firth

1. an inlet of the sea [n -S]

Medical Definition of Firth

1. An arm of the sea; a frith. Origin: Scot. See Frith. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Firth

firsthand
firstie
firsties
firstlight
firstling
firstlings
firstly
firstmost
firstness
firstnesses
firstripe
firsts
firststringer
firststringers
firth (current term)
firths
firtle
firy
fisbo
fisbos
fisc
fiscal
fiscal conservative
fiscal conservatives
fiscal policy
fiscal year
fiscal years
fiscalamities
fiscalamity

Literary usage of Firth

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1. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1908)
"His father, Thomas firth, was for several years the chief melter of steel to the firm ... Thomas firth, senior, died, and Mark became the head of the firm, ..."

2. Report of the Annual Meeting (1867)
"Since THE Committee appointed by the British Association for the Advancement of Science for dredging the "Moray firth engaged the ..."

3. The Law Reports by James Redfoord Bulwer (1872)
"CASK stated by the Chairman of Quarter Sessions for the West Riding of Yorkshire. John firth was tried at the quarter sessions for the West Riding of ..."

4. The Parliamentary Debatesby Great Britain Parliament by Great Britain Parliament (1902)
"Trawling in Moray firth—International Closure. MR. WEIR : To ask the President of the Board of Trade if he will consider ttie expediency of instructing Sir ..."

5. Proceedings of the Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh by Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh (1881)
"firth of Forth, very low tides (F. and H.\ I have taken it alive, ... firth of Forth, not rare on the oyster banks in 7 to 14 fathoms (F. and H.); firth of ..."

6. The Ancient Volcanoes of Great Britain by Sir Archibald Geikie (1897)
"BASIN OF THE firth OF FORTH Reference has already been made to the remarkable peculiarity in the development of the lower part of the Carboniferous system ..."

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