American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Moving or tending forward.
- adv. In a direction or toward a position that is ahead in space or time; forward.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- By or in advance; forward; on; toward the front or a point ahead; ahead: as, to move onward, literally or figuratively.
- Forward; continuously on.
- Forth; forward in time.
- Synonyms Forward, Onward. See forward.
- Advancing; moving on or forward.
- Forward; forwarding: said of progress or advancement.
- Advanced as regards progress or improvement; forward.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Moving in a forward direction; tending toward a contemplated or desirable end; forward.
- adj. Advanced in a forward direction or toward an end.
- adv. Toward a point before or in front; forward; progressively.
- adv. in a forward direction
- adv. forward in time or order or degree
- on + -ward (Wiktionary)
“I actually wrote an original kind of manifesto in 1986 and I can't tell you with specificity why I closed the memo with the word "onward," other than it's a word about the future and a word about progress.”
“From its title onward, "Heartland" - a collaboration between the Smart Museum of Art in Chicago and the”
“In fact, the rate of increase from September onward is the fastest rate of change on record, either upwards or downwards.”
“At least Murray Gold's episode music has assumed some degree of subtlety this time around -- from NuWho series three onward is was like being bashed over the ears with an orchestra every time a music cue was called for.”
“And at every turn, driving Glyver irresistibly onward, is his deadly rival: the poet-criminal Phoebus Rainsford Daunt.”
“The road from Vera Cruz onward is excellent as far as Playa del Carmen.”
“The Library of Congress has posted this amazing Web exhibit of the dawn of American animation, 21 films and two fragments of animation from 1900 to 1921 (note that there isn't any film available from after Steamboat Willie, since everything from the birth of Mickey onward is still in copyright).”
“The wild natives of the woods grow there willingly, while many strangers, brought originally from over the ocean, steal gradually onward from the tilled fields and gardens, until at last they stand side by side upon the same bank, the European weed and the wild native flower.”
“And the star to guide us onward is now gleaming o'er the steep;”
Poems: Descriptive, Dramatic, Legendary and Contemplative, by William Gilmore Simms, Esq. In Two Volumes: Vol. I. I. Norman Maurice, a Tragedy; II. Atalantis, a Tale of the Sea; III. Tales and Traditions of the South; IV. The City of the Silent
“Also, it had just been a few months since the furor over Calderón's naturalized Secretario de Gobernación, something which I had followed closely in the Spanish language press, as it happened while my naturalization was in process. bammazmx, Technically, the papers you signed were a renunciation of your U.S. citizenship — as far as the Mexican government is concerned — so even traveling onward from the U.S., the Mexican government would say you had to use your Mexican passport.”
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