Definition of Frith

1. n. A narrow arm of the sea; an estuary; the opening of a river into the sea; as, the Frith of Forth.



2. n. A forest; a woody place.

Definition of Frith

1. Noun. (rare or archaic) Peace; security. ¹

2. Noun. (obsolete) Sanctuary, asylum. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive, obsolete) To protect; guard. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive, obsolete) To inclose; fence in, as a forest or park. ¹

5. Noun. a wood, woodland, forest; undergrowth, brushwood ¹

6. Noun. (alternative form of firth) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Frith

1. firth [n -S] - See also: firth

Medical Definition of Frith

1. 1. A narrow arm of the sea; an estuary; the opening of a river into the sea; as, the Frith of Forth. 2. A kind of weir for catching fish. Origin: OE. Firth, Icel. Fjorr; akin to Sw. Fjard, Dan. Fiord, E. Ford. See Ford, and cf. Firth, Fiord, Fret a frith, Port a harbor. 1. A forest; a woody place. 2. A small field taken out of a common, by inclosing it; an inclosure. Origin: OE. Frith peace, protection, land inclosed for hunting, park, forest, AS. Fri peace; akin to freno peace, protection, asylum, G. Friede peace, Icel. Frir, and from the root of E. Free, friend. See Free, and cf. Affray, Defray. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Frith

frislet
frislets
frisson
frissons
frist
fristed
fristing
frists
frisure
frisures
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frites
fritflies
fritfly
frith (current term)
frithborh
frithborhs
friths
frithstool
frithstools
frithy
fritillaria
fritillarias
fritillaries
fritillary
fritinancy
frits
fritt
frittata

Literary usage of Frith

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1. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1908)
"During this year,while in London, frith made the acquaintance of Tyndal, ... frith then went to London. A warrant for his arrest on a charge of heresy was ..."

2. English Writers: An Attempt Towards a History of English Literature by Henry Morley, William Hall Griffin (1891)
"John frith, born in 1503, went from Eton to King's College, Cambridge, ... John frith. Wolsey made frith, for his abilities, a junior canon of his ..."

3. Ancient laws of Ireland by Ireland, John O'Donovan, Eugene O'Curry, William Neilson Hancock, Thaddeus O'Mahony, Alexander George Richey, William Maunsell Hennessy, Robert Atkinson (1901)
"frith-duas, reward; V. 230, 16, x duos ocus frith-duos do ic tar a cc'iin ... offence with retaliation '; see under frith- ..."

4. The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. by James Boswell (1901)
"CHAPTER XI. frith of Forts.—Inch Keith—Kinghorn—Cupar—Composit bn of Parliament—Influence Ot Peers—St. Andrews—Literature and Patronage—Writing and ..."

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