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Let no one weep for me, or celebrate my funeral with mourning; for I still live, as I pass to and fro through the mouths of men.
Quintus Ennius

Meaning of "to and fro" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF TO AND FRO

to and fro play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TO AND FRO

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
To and fro can act as an adjective and an adverb.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

The adverb is an invariable part of the sentence that can change, explain or simplify a verb or another adverb.

WHAT DOES TO AND FRO MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of to and fro in the English dictionary

The definition of to and fro in the dictionary is back and forth. Other definition of to and fro is here and there.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TO AND FRO

to a degree
to a fault
to a frazzle
to a man
to a nicety
to a T
to a turn
to account
to advantage
to all appearances
to all intents and purposes
to arms!
to be a hospital case
to be a one-man show
to be a one-way street
to be a warning shot
to be able to do sth blindfolded
to be as American as apple pie
to be blissfully ignorant of sth
to be brought to bed

WORDS THAT END LIKE TO AND FRO

Afro
bro
Castro
claro
cuatro
euro
fro
hero
hydro
metro
micro
Negro
outro
pedro
primero
pro
retro
Rio de Janeiro
ro
zero

Synonyms and antonyms of to and fro in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «to and fro» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TO AND FRO

Find out the translation of to and fro to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of to and fro from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «to and fro» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

来来回回
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

de aquí para allá
570 millions of speakers

English

to and fro
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

और fro
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

جيئة وذهابا
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

туда и обратно
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

para lá e para cá
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ইতস্তত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

d´avant en arrière
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

ke sana ke mari
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

hin und her
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

行ったり来たり
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

이리저리
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Menyang lan fro
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đi qua đi lại
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அப்புறம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ते आणि तेच
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Ileri ve geri
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

avanti e indietro
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

tam iz powrotem
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

туди і назад
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

încoace și încolo
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πέρα δώθε
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

heen en weer
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

fram och tillbaka
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

og tilbake
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of to and fro

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TO AND FRO»

The term «to and fro» is very widely used and occupies the 4.887 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TO AND FRO» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about to and fro

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3 QUOTES WITH «TO AND FRO»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word to and fro.
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Jon Anderson
War is big business. It's a lot of money going to and fro, and unfortunately a lot of angst, and a lot of fear, and a lot of doubt. And eventually a lot of wonderful people, like soldiers, like men and women that are out there trying to do the best they can, they come back being wounded on many levels.
2
William Henry Bragg
The difference between a gas and a liquid is that in the former, the atoms and molecules move to and fro in an independent existence, whereas in the latter, they are always in touch with one another, though they are changing partners continually.
3
Quintus Ennius
Let no one weep for me, or celebrate my funeral with mourning; for I still live, as I pass to and fro through the mouths of men.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TO AND FRO»

Discover the use of to and fro in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to to and fro and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
To and Fro the Ivory Tower: Life in Academia
To and Fro the Ivory Tower takes us first to the decision to embark on a doctoral degree, what considerations must be made, and what choices must be examined . The black-and-white movie version ofa college pro- fessor who exists in an ivory  ...
Pamela J. Farris, Marilyn K. Moore, 2014
2
Pediatric Cardiology for Practitioners
Absence of the pulmonary valve: A to-and-fro murmur (“sawing wood” sound) is audible at the upper left sternal border. Large hilar PAs on x-ray films and RVH on the ECG are characteristic. These patients are frequently cyanotic because this ...
Myung Kun Park, 2008
3
Amharic-English dictionary: H - N.
C£A safargal a bitter, wild fruit (KBT) Ar. safarjal (ld.cn safargen var. safargal - □ tftd.ftd. tasafassafa to be moved rapidly to and fro, move o.s. rapidly to and fro (Ar. ); to be agitated, excited, e.g. hungry animal on seeing food; to have one's ...
Thomas Leiper Kane, 1990
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On Translation
Thus, in Truth and Method Gada- mer deals with the back and forth, the to and fro (Hin und Her), that is characteristic of conversation and then indicates how this character pertains also to translation: "And, as in conversation, when there are ...
John Sallis, 2002
5
To and Fro in Southern California: With Sketches in Arizona ...
Series of letters intended as a tourist guide; accounts of two trips through Arizona, California, Colorado, and New Mexico are mingled,including visual descriptions and information on history, culture, industry and religion, with emphasis ...
Emma Hildreth Adams, 1887
6
Tools, Language and Cognition in Human Evolution
1 presents examples of this same Fist handshape combined with the Short Arc motion and other motions - the Arc To and Fro motion (meaning "move to and fro" ) and the Circular motion (meaning "move in a circle") - as well as examples of ...
Kathleen R. Gibson, Kathleen Rita Gibson, Tim Ingold, 1994
7
Street Ballads, Popular Poetry, and Household Songs of ...
Slumber, my babe 1 may the sweet sleep woo you, And from your slumbers may health come to you! May all diseases now flee and fear you ; May sickness and sorrow never come near you! To and fro, lulla 10, To and fro, my bonnie baby!
‎1865
8
Veterinary Anaesthesia: Principles to Practice
Bulky circle Y pieces increase circuit drag, as do bulky Waters' canisters with short tubes to the patient's endotracheal tube in the To and Fro. ○ Beware apparatus dead space. This increases during use with the To and Fro system as soda ...
Alexandra Dugdale, 2011
9
Bible Exposition Commentary: Old Testament, the Prophets
At least seventy-one passages from Daniel are quoted or alluded to in sixteen New Testament books, most of them in the Book of Revelation. All of Daniel 6 is referred to in Hebrews 11:33. “Many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall ...
Warren W. Wiersbe, 2002
10
Gadamer: A Guide for the Perplexed
Despite their differences, what these aspects of play all share in common is a 'to- and-fro movement that is not tied to any goal that would bring it to an end' (TM, p. 103). Play is an activity that is not random and yet has no obvious goal or ...
Chris Lawn, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TO AND FRO»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term to and fro is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Rushing Hin&Her in a Hurry (or To and Fro)
It's difficult for us country folk to understand why so many people need to commute between San Francisco and Los Angeles at speeds of 240 mph on a bullet ... «Livingston Daily, Jul 15»
2
Chevy gambles, loses on game of to and Fro
Chevy gambles, loses on game of to and Fro. Losing winger ... Likely take a portion from all of the above and somewhere you'll have your answer. Cheveldayoff ... «Winnipeg Free Press, Jul 15»
3
Wendler: To and fro
State Sen. Brady's suggestion for making public universities private (Illinois SB 1565) hinges on a transfer of power away from politically ap… Read more ... «The Southern, Jun 15»
4
Comoros Seeks More to and Fro Dar Flights
Opportunity lurks for local air carriers as the Comoros government has sought assistance to increase flights between Hahaya/Moroni and Dar es Salaam. «AllAfrica.com, May 15»
5
Assets Swing To and Fro Junk Bond ETFs
The path of junk bond ETFs have been quite rough for the last couple of ... and spurred investors to withdraw $2.75 billion of assets from junk bonds this week. «Zacks.com, May 15»
6
LAGBUS offers free ride to and fro venue of 2015 Lagos Carnival
lagos canival The Managing Director of the LAGBUS Asset Management Ltd., Mr Babatunde Disu, has said that there would be free buses to and fro Saturday's ... «The Guardian Nigeria, May 15»
7
Boney Running To and Fro For Wife Sridevi & Son Arjun
While his son Arjun Kapoor's next release Tevar is around the corner, Boney's wife Sridevi has begun the shooting in Chennai for her lavish costume drama ... «PINKVILLA, Dec 14»
8
Justin Bieber Lets His A$$ Hang Low, Lets It Wobble To And Fro
He was spotted emerging from the warm waters shielding his face with a towel, but showing off his glutes for all the world to see/admire/drool over. One older ... «PerezHilton.com, Aug 14»
9
The Windings To and Fro
"I know that I am mortal by nature, and ephemeral; but when I trace at my pleasure the windings to and fro of the heavenly bodies I no longer touch the earth with ... «Scientific American, Jun 14»
10
To and fro, but Australia's Hopman Cup hopes over
Radwanska was forced to overcome some quality tennis from Stosur, who produced her best performance for the week, and a shoulder problem to level the tie ... «The Australian, Jan 14»

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