American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One that forwards, especially an agent that facilitates and assures the passage of received goods to their destination.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who forwards or sends forward; specifically, in the United States, one who ships or sends forward goods for others to their destination by the instrumentality of third persons; a forwarding merchant. Neither a consignor shipping goods nor a carrier while engaged in transporting them is called a forwarder. The name is applied, strictly, to one who undertakes to see the goods of another put in the way of transportation, without himself incurring the liability of a carrier to deliver. A carrier who undertakes to transport the goods only part of the way often becomes a forwarder in respect to the duty of delivering them to some proper carrier to complete the transportation.
- n. One who forwards, promotes, advances, or furthers.
- n. In bookbinding, a workman who, after receiving the sewed book, puts on its back and covers, trims its edges, and fits it for the finisher.
- adj. superlative form of forward.
- n. One who, or that which, forwards something to another destination.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who forwards or promotes; a promoter.
- n. (Com.) One who sends forward anything one who transmits goods; a forwarding merchant, such as a freight forwarder.
- n. (Bookbinding) One employed in forwarding.
- From forward + -er. (Wiktionary)
“It sometimes leads to embarrassment or career or social problems for the person to whom it happens, but in the end, redirecting attention to the forwarder is just adodge.”
“It sometimes leads to embarrassment or career or social problems for the person to whom it happens, but in the end, redirecting attention to the forwarder is just a dodge.”
“The freight forwarder is also the Customs broker, so they handle most of the transaction for you, I'm told (of course it is the forwarder's job to sell his service and what they promise on this end and what actually takes place at the other end may not be the same and, and then once you're there and your stuff is there, you do whatever you have to do to get it $$$).”
“The forwarder is an attorney-in-training who knowingly and with (quite literally) malice aforethought disclosed private correspondence in order to damage an ex-friend’s reputation.”
“Trying to pretend that this controversy is “really” about the forwarder is about as convincing as trying to pretend that Watergate was “really” about W. Mark Felt and his lack of discretion.”
“One writer upon book-binding terms the forwarder of the book an artizan, and the finisher an artist; but both should have the true artist's taste, in order to produce the work that shall commend itself by intrinsic excellence.”
“The book, or the pile of books, then passes to the "forwarder," who”
“An internal investigation by Global Santa Fe Corp., for example, found that it might have violated U.S. sanctions laws after a freight forwarder shipped goods to its rig in Turkmenistan through Iran, according to company filings.”
“The freight forwarder and logistics company is a good barometer of export trade volume, which is critical to ramping up the economic recovery.”
“The e-mail was forwarded six months after it was sent, after a falling-out among the sender and the forwarder.”
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