Definition of Forward in English :

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Forward meaning in English

Meaning of Forward in English

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Forward pronunciation in English

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Forward

see synonyms of forward

Noun

1. forward

the person who plays the position of forward in certain games, such as basketball, soccer, or hockey

2. forward

a position on a basketball, soccer, or hockey team

Verb

3. forward, send on

send or ship onward from an intermediate post or station in transit

Example Sentences:
'forward my mail'

Adjective

4. forward

at or near or directed toward the front

Example Sentences:
'the forward section of the aircraft'
'a forward plunge down the stairs'
'forward motion'

5. forward

used of temperament or behavior; lacking restraint or modesty

Example Sentences:
'a forward child badly in need of discipline'

6. forward

of the transmission gear causing forward movement in a motor vehicle

Example Sentences:
'in a forward gear'

7. advancing, forward, forward-moving

moving forward

Adverb

8. forrad, forrard, forward, forwards, frontward, frontwards

at or to or toward the front

Example Sentences:
'he faced forward'
'step forward'
'she practiced sewing backward as well as frontward on her new sewing machine'

9. forth, forward, onward

forward in time or order or degree

Example Sentences:
'from that time forth'
'from the sixth century onward'

10. ahead, forward

toward the future; forward in time

Example Sentences:
'I like to look ahead in imagination to what the future may bring'
'I look forward to seeing you'

11. ahead, forrader, forward, forwards, onward, onwards

in a forward direction

Example Sentences:
'go ahead'
'the train moved ahead slowly'
'the boat lurched ahead'
'moved onward into the forest'
'they went slowly forward in the mud'

12. fore, forward

near or toward the bow of a ship or cockpit of a plane

Example Sentences:
'the captain went fore (or forward) to check the instruments'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Forward

see synonyms of forward
adjective
1. 
directed or moving ahead
2. 
lying or situated in or near the front part of something
3. 
presumptuous, pert, or impudent
a forward remark
4. 
well developed or advanced, esp in physical, material, or intellectual growth or development
forward ideas
5. archaic (often postpositive)
ready, eager, or willing
6. 
a. 
of or relating to the future or favouring change; progressive
b. 
(in combination)
forward-looking
7. finance
relating to fulfilment at a future date
8. New Zealand
(of an animal) in good condition
noun
9. 
a. 
an email that has been sent to one recipient and then forwarded to another
b. 
(in American football) a lineman
10. 
an attacking player in any of various sports, such as soccer, hockey, or basketball
adverb
11.  a variant of forwards
12. (ˈfɔːwəd , nautical history ˈfɒrəd )
towards the front or bow of an aircraft or ship
13. 
into prominence or a position of being subject to public scrutiny; out; forth
the witness came forward
verb (transitive)
14. 
to send forward or pass on to an ultimate destination
the letter was forwarded from a previous address
15. 
to advance, help, or promote
to forward one's career
16. bookbinding
to prepare (a book) for the finisher

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Forward

see synonyms of forward
verb transitive
12. 
to help advance; promote
13. 
to send on, as to another address
to forward mail
adjective
1. 
at, toward, or of the front, or forepart
2. 
advanced
; specif.,
a. 
mentally advanced; precocious
b. 
advanced socially, politically, etc.; progressive or radical
c.  Rare
ahead of time; early
3. 
moving toward a point in front; onward; advancing
4. 
ready or eager; prompt
5. 
too bold or free in manners; pushing; presumptuous
6. 
of or for the future
forward buying
adverb
7. 
toward the front or a point in front or before; ahead
8. 
to an earlier time or date
to move a meeting forward
9. 
toward the future
to look forward
10. 
into view or prominence
to bring forward an opinion
noun
11.  Basketball and Hockey and Soccer Etc
any of the players, esp. of the offense, in the front line or in a front position

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


Forward

see synonyms of forward
adj.
1.
a. At, near, or belonging to the front or forepart; fore: the forward section of the aircraft.
b. Located ahead or in advance: kept her eye on the forward horizon.
2.
a. Going, tending, or moving toward a position in front: a forward plunge down a flight of stairs.
b. Sports Advancing toward an opponent's goal.
c. Moving in a prescribed direction or order for normal use: forward rolling of the cassette tape.
3.
a. Ardently inclined; eager.
b. Lacking restraint or modesty; presumptuous or bold: a forward child.
4.
a. Being ahead of current economic, political, or technological trends; progressive: a forward concept.
b. Deviating radically from convention or tradition; extreme.
5. Exceptionally advanced; precocious.
6. Of, relating to, or done in preparation for the future: a rise in the forward price of corn.
adv. or for·wards (-wərdz)
1. Toward or tending to the front; frontward: step forward.
2. Into consideration: put forward a new proposal.
3. In or toward the future: looking forward to seeing you.
4.
a. In the prescribed direction or sequence for normal use: rolled the tape forward.
b. In an advanced position or a configuration registering a future time: set the clock forward.
c. At or to a different time; earlier or later: moved the appointment forward, from Friday to Thursday. See Usage Note at backward.
n.
Sports
1. A player in certain games, such as basketball, soccer, or hockey, who is part of the forward line of the offense.
2. The position played by such a person.
tr.v. for·ward·ed, for·ward·ing, for·wards
1. To send on to a subsequent destination or address. See Synonyms at send1.
2. To help advance; promote. See Synonyms at advance.

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