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Definitions of forward

  1. To help onward; to advance; to promote; to accelerate; to quicken; to hasten; as, to forward the growth of a plant; to forward one in improvement. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To send forward; to send toward the place of destination; to transmit; as, to forward a letter. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To help forward; quicken or hasten; improve; transmit. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. To advance; to help onward; to promote; to accelerate; to quicken; to hasten; as, to forward a good design; to forward the growth of a plant; to forward one in improvement: to send forward; to send toward the place of destination; to transmit; as, to forward a letter or despatches: in bookbinding, to prepare for the finisher, as a sewed book, by putting a plain cover on. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. To send forward; help onward; further; transmit. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. send or ship onward from an intermediate post or station in transit; "forward my mail" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. To advance; to help onward; to accelerate; to send forward; to transmit. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. To help onward; to promote; to quicken or hasten; to transmit. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9. a position on a basketball team Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. the person who plays the position of forward on a basketball team Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. An agreement; a covenant; a promise. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. FORWARDNESS. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. On. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. toward the future; forward in time; "I like to look ahead in imagination to what the future may bring"; "I look forward to seeing you" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. in a forward direction; "go ahead"; "the train moved ahead slowly"; "the boat lurched ahead"; "moved onward into the forest"; "they went slowly forward in the mud" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. near or toward the bow of a ship or cockpit of a plane; "the captain went fore (or forward) to check the instruments" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. forward in time or order or degree; "from that time forth"; "from the sixth century onward" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. Alt. of Forwards Webster Dictionary DB
  19. Onward; in advance; toward the forepart. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  20. FORWARDLY. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. Toward the front; onward; ahead. forwards. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. Toward what is before or in front; onward; progressively; toward the fore-part; a word of command given when troops are to resume their march after a temporary interruption. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  23. moving toward a position ahead; "forward motion"; "the onward course of events" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  24. situated in the front; "the forward section of the aircraft" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  25. of the transmission gear causing forward movement in a motor vehicle; "in a forward gear" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  26. situated at or toward the front; "the fore cabins"; "the forward part of the ship" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  27. at or near or directed toward the front; "the forward section of the aircraft"; "a forward plunge down the stairs"; "forward motion" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  28. used of temperament or behavior; lacking restraint or modesty; "a forward child badly in need of discipline" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  29. Near, or at the fore part; in advance of something else; as, the forward gun in a ship, or the forward ship in a fleet. Webster Dictionary DB
  30. Ready; prompt; strongly inclined; in an ill sense, overready; to hasty. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. Ardent; eager; earnest; in an ill sense, less reserved or modest than is proper; bold; confident; as, the boy is too forward for his years. Webster Dictionary DB
  32. Advanced beyond the usual degree; advanced for season; as, the grass is forward, or forward for the season; we have a forward spring. Webster Dictionary DB
  33. Situated near the front; early in season or preparation; ready; prompt; presumptuous; unreserved; eager; earnest; impertinent. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  34. Near or at the forepart: in advance of something else: ready: too ready: presumptuous: earnest: early ripe. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  35. Toward the front; onward. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  36. Advanced; advancing. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  37. Located at or near the front. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  38. Eager; prompt; officious; impertinent. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  39. Near or at the fore-part; in advance of something else; ready; too ready; ardent; bold; presumptuous; advanced for the season; not behindhand. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  40. In advance of something else; early in season; too ready; quick; hasty; presumptuous or immodest. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for forward

  1. She would be looking forward to seeing him. – The Hidden Places by Bertrand W. Sinclair
  2. Then she came forward – Jewel's Story Book by Clara Louise Burnham
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