set forth(redirected from set something forth)
1. To present or offer some information or explanation to be considered. The hijackers set forth their list of demands from police. His essay sets forth a unique interpretation of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.
2. To begin traveling; to start a journey. We're setting forth for South America tomorrow to begin our study of the Amazon rainforest. Sleep well—we set forth at daybreak.
set something forth
to explain something; to present some information. She set her ideas forth in an organized and interesting manner. Please set forth your thoughts quickly and concisely.
1. Also, put forth. Start a journey, as in We plan to set forth at daybreak, or They put forth for France tomorrow. [c. 1400]
2. Present for consideration; also, express in words, as in She set forth a very sensible plan, or We need to set forth our ideas clearly. [Early 1500s]
3. See put forth, def. 3.
set forthor set forward
1. To present something for consideration; propose something: In this essay, the author sets forth her philosophy of film. The committee revised the proposal and set it forth for consideration.
2. To begin a journey: The scientist set forth into the volcano crater to gather a lava sample.