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Definitions of forward

  1. moving forward A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. at or to or toward the front; "he faced forward"; "step forward"; "she practiced sewing backward as well as frontward on her new sewing machine"; (`forrad' and `forrard' are dialectal variations) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. forward in time or order or degree; "from that time forth"; "from the sixth century onward" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. send or ship onward from an intermediate post or station in transit; "forward my mail" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. a position on a basketball team Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. the person who plays the position of forward on a basketball team Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. moving toward a position ahead; "forward motion"; "the onward course of events" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. situated in the front; "the forward section of the aircraft" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. of the transmission gear causing forward movement in a motor vehicle; "in a forward gear" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. situated at or toward the front; "the fore cabins"; "the forward part of the ship" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. 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
  15. used of temperament or behavior; lacking restraint or modesty; "a forward child badly in need of discipline" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  16. An agreement; a covenant; a promise. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. Alt. of Forwards Webster Dictionary DB
  18. 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
  19. Ready; prompt; strongly inclined; in an ill sense, overready; to hasty. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. To send forward; to send toward the place of destination; to transmit; as, to forward a letter. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. Onward; in advance; toward the forepart. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  25. 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.
  26. On. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. To help forward; quicken or hasten; improve; transmit. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  28. 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.
  29. FORWARDLY. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  30. FORWARDNESS. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  31. 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.
  32. In advance; ready; presumptuous; bold. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  33. Toward the front; onward. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  34. Advanced; advancing. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  35. To send forward; help onward; further; transmit. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  36. Located at or near the front. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  37. Eager; prompt; officious; impertinent. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  38. Toward the front; onward; ahead. forwards. 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. 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.
  41. 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.
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. A bilateral OVERTHECOUNTER DERIVATIVE that permits the purchaser to buy, and the seller to sell, a reference ASSET at a predetermined future price and future date. Unlike a SWAP, a forward contract features no intervening cash FLOWS, simply a final cash exchange at the conclusion of the contract. Forwards are highly customizable; the two parties can negotiate terms regarding amount, SETTLEMENT, maturity, and UNDERLYING reference. (See diagram on opposite page.) See also DISCOUNT, FORWARD, PREMIUM, PRICE, RATE, RATE AGREEMENT, NONDELIVERABLE FORWARD. thelawdictionary.org
  45. for'ward, adj. near or at the forepart: in advance of something else: ready: too ready: presumptuous: officious: earnest: early ripe.--v.t. to help on, to quicken: to send on.--advs. FOR'WARD, FOR'WARDS, towards what is before or in front: onward: progressively.--ns. FOR'WARDER; FOR'WARDING, the act of sending forward merchandise, &c., for others.--adv. FOR'WARDLY.--n. FOR'WARDNESS. [A.S. foreweard--fore, and -weard, sig. direction. Forwards--M. E. forwardes--was orig. the gen. form (cf. Ger. vorwärts).] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  46. (naut.) belonging to fore part of ship; lying in one\'s line of motion (the f. horizon), onward or towards the front (the f. path; f. play in cricket, see foll.; f. movement, special effort at political &c. progress; f. school, party, opinions, advanced or extreme); (Commerc.) relating to future produce (f. contract). Advanced, progressing to maturity or completion, (of plant, crop, season) well advanced or early; ready, prompt, eager, (often to do); precocious; presumptuous, pert, whence forwardly adv.; hence forwardness n. (N.) one of the first-line players in football. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  47. (-d is added below to senses in which the -s form is rare or not used). Towards the future, continuously onwards, (-d; from this time f.; look f., ahead; CARRIAGE f.; date f., of commercial orders, postdate); towards the front in the direction one is facing, (Cricket; -d) play f., reach f. to play short-pitched ball; with continuous f. motion (rushing f.), (Mil., as word of command, -d,=go f., advance); in advance, ahead, (-d; send him f.); backward (s) & f., to& fro; to the front, into prominence, (-d; bring f., draw attention to; come f., offer oneself for task, post, &c.; put or set f., allege, make oneself too conspicuous); (Naut.; -d) to, at, in, fore part of ship; onward so as to make progress (-d; go f., be going on, progress; can\'t get any forwarder, or usu. colloq. forrader, make no progress). [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  48. Help f., promote; accelerate growth of; send (letter &c.) on to further destination, (loosely) dispatch (goods &c.). Concise Oxford Dictionary
  49. adv. [Anglo-Saxon] Toward a part or place before or in front; onward; in advance; progressively. Cabinet Dictionary
  50. Towards, onward, progressively. Complete Dictionary
  51. Warm, earnest; ardent, eager; confident, presumptuous; premature, early, ripe; quick, ready, hasty. Complete Dictionary

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