- the setting on an electronic playback device, allowing the user to skip portions and advance at an accelerated speed to a later section of a disc, tape, etc.
- the act or condition of speeding up and advancing
The fast forward button.
An example of fast forward is when you press the button on your remote to jump ahead so you do not have to watch commercials.
nounor fast forward
- A control mechanism on an audio or video player that permits rapid advancement of a recording.
- The state of being in rapid advancement or progression, as of a film or a sequence of events: “The trial was on fast forward” ( Nelson DeMille )
verbfast-for·ward·ed, fast-for·ward·ing, fast-for·wards
- To advance an audio or video recording rapidly.
- To think ahead to a later time or stage in a sequence of events.
- To advance (an audio or video recording) rapidly.
- To speed up the progression of (a sequence of events).
(third-person singular simple present fast forwards, present participle fast forwarding, simple past and past participle fast forwarded)
- To cause an audio or video tape, digital media stream, etc. to move forward very fast, so that when the device is played, it will start at a later point.
- (intransitive) To be fast-forwarded; to move ahead in this fashion.
- (intransitive, figuratively, by extension) to shift one's attention or focus toward a later point in time.
(third-person singular simple present fast-forwards, present participle fast-forwarding, simple past and past participle fast-forwarded)
- Alternative spelling of fast forward.
- Fast-forward to the present and we find ourselves enjoying NHL 08 for the PS3.
- Game loading time is not too bad, and if you die in the game and have to start a level over, you can fast-forward past any dialog or video you have already seen by pressing the X button.