Forward definitions

fôr'wərd
At, toward, or of the front, or forepart.
adjective
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Advanced.
  • Mentally advanced; precocious.
  • Advanced socially, politically, etc.; progressive or radical.
  • Ahead of time; early.
adjective
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Moving toward a point in front; onward; advancing.
adjective
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Ready or eager; prompt.
adjective
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Too bold or free in manners; pushing; presumptuous.
adjective
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Of or for the future.

Forward buying.

adjective
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Toward the front or a point in front or before; ahead.
adverb
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To an earlier time or date.

To move a meeting forward.

adverb
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To or toward a later time.

Set your clock forward one hour.

adverb
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Toward the future.

A commencement speaker looking forward.

adverb
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Into view or prominence.

To bring forward an opinion.

adverb
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Any of the players positioned ahead of the rest of the team when they are at the offensive end of the court, field, etc.
noun
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To help advance; promote.
verb
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To send on, as to another address.

To forward mail.

verb
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Exceptionally advanced; precocious.
adjective
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Of, relating to, or done in preparation for the future.

A rise in the forward price of corn.

adjective
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Toward or tending to the front; frontward.

Step forward.

adverb
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Into consideration.

Put forward a new proposal.

adverb
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In or toward the future.

Looking forward to seeing you.

adverb
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A player in certain games, such as basketball, soccer, or hockey, who is part of the forward line of the offense.
noun
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The position played by such a person.
noun
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To send on to a subsequent destination or address.
verb
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To help advance; promote.
verb
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The definition of forward is directed toward something in advance, ready or eager.

An example of forward is a ball moving in an onward direction.

An example of forward is a person who is very willing to offer her opinions and solutions.

adjective
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Forward is defined as toward the front, or toward something in advance.

An example of forward is to look towards the front.

adverb
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The definition of a forward is a sports position where the person is in front of the others.

An example of forward is a person playing in the front line in a soccer game.

noun
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Forward means to send something to someone else.

An example of forward is for mail to be sent to a person's new address.

verb
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Advanced beyond the usual degree; advanced for the season.

The grass is forward, or forward for the season. We have a forward spring.

adjective
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(towards the front): back, backward, backwards, rearwards.
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Towards the front or from the front.

The bus driver told everyone standing up to move forward.

adverb
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(in the usual direction of travel): back, backward, backwards, rearwards, in reverse.
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In the usual direction of travel.

After spending an hour stuck in the mud, we could once again move forward.

adverb
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(in the future): backward, backwards, into the past.
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Toward the front or at the front.
adjective
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Into the future.

From this day forward, there will be no more brussels sprouts at the cafeteria.

adverb
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(dialectal or obsolete) Agreement; covenant.
noun
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(finance) Expected in the future.

The stock price is currently 12 times forward earnings.

adjective
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Ready; prompt; strongly inclined; in a bad sense, overready or hasty.
adjective
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(rugby) One of the eight players (comprising two props, one hooker, two locks, two flankers and one number eight, collectively known as the pack) whose primary task is to gain and maintain possession of the ball (compare back).
noun
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At, near, or belonging to the front or forepart; fore.

The forward section of the aircraft.

adjective
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Located ahead or in advance.

Kept her eye on the forward horizon.

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Going, tending, or moving toward a position in front.

A forward plunge down a flight of stairs.

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Advancing toward an opponent's goal.
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Moving in a prescribed direction or order for normal use.

Forward rolling of the cassette tape.

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Ardently inclined; eager.
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Lacking restraint or modesty; presumptuous or bold.

A forward child.

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Being ahead of current economic, political, or technological trends; progressive.

A forward concept.

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Deviating radically from convention or tradition; extreme.
adjective
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In the prescribed direction or sequence for normal use.

Rolled the tape forward.

adverb
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In an advanced position or a configuration registering a future time.

Set the clock forward.

adverb
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At or to a different time; earlier or later.

Moved the appointment forward, from Friday to Thursday.

adverb
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verb
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To send (a letter, email etc.) to a third party.

I'll be glad to forward your mail to you while you're gone.

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(soccer) A player on a team in football (soccer) in the row nearest to the opposing team's goal, who are therefore principally responsible for scoring goals.
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(ice hockey) An umbrella term for a centre or winger in ice hockey.
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(basketball) The small forward or power forward position; two frontcourt positions that are taller than guards but shorter than centers.
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(nautical) The front part of a vessel.
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(Internet) An e-mail message that is forwarded to another recipient or recipients; an electronic chain letter.
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Common misconstruction of foreword.
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Origin of forward

From Middle English foreward, from Old English foreweard (“forward, inclined to the front, fore, early, former”), from Proto-Germanic *fura- (“fore-”), *warþaz (“turned”), equivalent to fore +‎ -ward. Cognate with Dutch voorwaarts (“forward”), German vorwärts (“forward”).