Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. Variant of forward.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. Toward the front.
  • adv. In a progressive direction.
  • n. Plural form of forward.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of forward.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. Same as forward.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • See forward.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a forward direction
  • adv. at or to or toward the front

Etymologies

forward +‎ -s. See -s (Etymology 3) (Wiktionary)
See forward (verb) (Wiktionary)
See forward (noun) (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • He is to skip three times while repeating thrice the following sentence, and after repeating three times forwards and backwards: thus (_forwards_) -- 'Fear and dread shall fall upon them by the greatness of thine arm; they shall be as still as a stone'; thus (_backwards_) -- 'Still as a stone may they be; by the greatness of thine arm may fear and dread fall on them'; he then is to say to his neighbour three times, 'Peace be unto you,' and the neighbour is to respond three times, 'Unto you be peace.'

    Moon Lore

  • (For sensation and motion are exercised in the direction which we term forwards, and it is on this very relation that the distinction of before and behind is founded.)

    On the Parts of Animals

  • THE GOOD NEWS: Most of this roster returns next year, save a couple of replaceable parts in forwards Kyle Marks and Derrick O'Neil.

    Atlantic Sun Conference

  • Janna Silverstein forwards news that one venerable Seattle-area independent bookstore is closing, and another is going to have to leave its current location.

    Bad News on the Independent Bookstore Front

  • "When the rules were first introduced, the understanding was that the rules limit banks from building their long positions in forwards, which means that exporters and offshore players won't be able to sell as many dollar-forwards as they intended to," Samsung Futures analyst Jeon Seung-ji said.

    Korea to Inspect Forex Positions at Banks

  • The market for defensemen and forwards is always strong and predictable and the goaltending market is always in a state of flux.

    Free-agent goaltending market always in a state of flux

  • The only plausible path to a return would be if the Heat strikes out in its bid for one of the low-post free-agent power forwards from the pool of Chris Bosh, Amare Stoudemire and Carlos Boozer.

    Miami Heat Team Report

  • Castrogiovanni was off after five minutes and Cole was pitched into the cauldron at Welford Road against those mighty forwards from the Massif Central.

    Dan Cole the tighthead Tiger who is too good to ditch

  • Geez-Louise, guest -- "bent over forwards" is about as benign of a sexual innuendo as they come.

    Sound Politics: "Maria Cantwell And Ron Dotzauer: Making Music Since 1983"

  • Perhaps she will put her name forwards for election if she likes it there.

    Pigs in Whitehall

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