Definition 2022


set forth



set forth (third-person singular simple present sets forth, present participle setting forth, simple past and past participle set forth)

  1. (transitive) To state; describe; give an account of.
    Where any judge falls under any of the challengeable grounds set forth in section 13, the judge may state the grounds to the Court and remove himself from the case concerned.
  2. (transitive) To present for consideration; to propose.
  3. (intransitive) To begin a journey or expedition.
  4. (intransitive) To start.
    Columbus set forth with three small ships.


  • 1611King James Version of the Bible, Luke 1:1
    Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us...
  • 1843Thomas Carlyle, Past and Present, book 2, ch. XVI, St. Edmund
    The Festival of St. Edmund now approaching, the marble blocks are polished, and all things are in readiness for lifting of the Shrine to its new place. A fast of three days was held by all the people, the cause and meaning thereof being publicly set forth to them.