American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. At, near, or belonging to the front or forepart; fore: the forward section of the aircraft.
- adj. Located ahead or in advance: kept her eye on the forward horizon.
- adj. Going, tending, or moving toward a position in front: a forward plunge down a flight of stairs.
- adj. Sports Advancing toward an opponent's goal.
- adj. Moving in a prescribed direction or order for normal use: forward rolling of the cassette tape.
- adj. Ardently inclined; eager.
- adj. Lacking restraint or modesty; presumptuous or bold: a forward child.
- adj. Being ahead of current economic, political, or technological trends; progressive: a forward concept.
- adj. Deviating radically from convention or tradition; extreme.
- adj. Exceptionally advanced; precocious.
- adj. Of, relating to, or done in preparation for the future: bidding on forward contracts for corn.
- adv. Toward or tending to the front; frontward: step forward.
- adv. Into consideration: put forward a new proposal.
- adv. In or toward the future: looking forward to seeing you.
- adv. In the prescribed direction or sequence for normal use: rolled the tape forward.
- adv. In an advanced position or a configuration registering a future time: set the clock forward.
- adv. At or to a different time; earlier or later: moved the appointment forward, from Friday to Thursday.
- n. Sports A player in certain games, such as basketball, soccer, or hockey, who is part of the forward line of the offense.
- n. Sports The position played by such a person.
- v. To send on to a subsequent destination or address. See Synonyms at send1.
- v. To help advance; promote. See Synonyms at advance.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Situated in the front or fore part; anterior; fore; directed toward some point or position in advance from the starting-point: as, a forward cabin in a ship; the forward movement of an army.
- Being in a condition of advancement; well advanced with respect to progress, attainment, development (as the season), growth (as vegetation), or (rarely) position or rank: as, the building is in a forward state; he is forward in his studies; a forward crop.
- Ready in action or disposition; prompt; earnest; also, in a derogatory sense, over-confident; assuming; presumptuous; pert; as, to be forward in good works; a forward chit.
- Synonyms Willing, zealous; presuming, presumptuous, impertinent.
- Toward a part, place, or point of time before or in advance; onward: with reference either to motion or to position: opposed to backward.
- With advancing steps; with good progress.
- Toward the terminal point.
- To send forward; send toward the place of destination; transmit: as, to forward a letter or despatches.
- To advance; help onward; promote; further; encourage: as, to forward the growth of a plant.
- In bookbinding, to fit (a book) with back and covers, and prepare it for the finisher. Synonyms To expedite, accelerate, despatch.
- n. Agreement; covenant.
- n. In foot-ball, basket-ball, and other games, a player in the front line of the team.
- In cricket, in front of the batsman's wicket: said of a fielder's position.
- n. Agreement; covenant.
- adj. Toward the front or at the front.
- adj. Without customary restraint
- adj. finance Expected in the future.
- adv. Towards the front or from the front.
- adv. In the usual direction of travel.
- adv. Into the future.
- v. transitive To send (something received) to a third party.
- n. rugby one of the eight players whose primary task is to maintain possession of the ball (compare back)
- n. 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.
- n. ice hockey An umbrella term for a centre or winger in ice hockey.
- n. basketball The small forward or power forward position; two frontcourt positions that are taller than guards but shorter than centers.
- n. nautical The front part of a vessel.
- n. Internet An e-mail message that is forwarded to another recipient or recipients; an electronic chain letter.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete An agreement; a covenant; a promise.
- adv. Toward a part or place before or in front; onward; in advance; progressively; -- opposed to
- adj. Near, or at the fore part; in advance of something else.
- adj. Ready; prompt; strongly inclined; in an ill sense, overready; too hasty.
- adj. Ardent; eager; earnest; in an ill sense, less reserved or modest than is proper; bold; confident.
- adj. Advanced beyond the usual degree; advanced for the season
- v. To help onward; to advance; to promote; to accelerate; to quicken; to hasten
- v. To send forward; to send toward the place of destination; to transmit.
- adv. toward the future; forward in time
- adj. moving forward
- adv. forward in time or order or degree
- adj. at or near or directed toward the front
- v. send or ship onward from an intermediate post or station in transit
- n. a position on a basketball, soccer, or hockey team
- adv. near or toward the bow of a ship or cockpit of a plane
- n. the person who plays the position of forward in certain games, such as basketball, soccer, or hockey
- adv. in a forward direction
- adj. of the transmission gear causing forward movement in a motor vehicle
- adv. at or to or toward the front
- adj. used of temperament or behavior; lacking restraint or modesty
- 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"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old English foreweard : fore-, fore- + -weard, -ward. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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