- The definition of a foreward is a short introduction to a book, often written by someone other than the book's author.
The section at the beginning of a book about a politicians life that is written by the politician himself, instead of by the author of the rest of the book, is an example of a foreward.
foreword definition by Webster's New World
Origin: translated, translation of German vorwort ; from vor, fore plush wort, word
foreword definition by American Heritage Dictionary