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Definition of "forward" []

  • At, near, or belonging to the front or forepart; fore: the forward section of the aircraft. (adjective)
  • Located ahead or in advance: kept her eye on the forward horizon. (adjective)
  • Going, tending, or moving toward a position in front: a forward plunge down a flight of stairs. (adjective)
  • Sports Advancing toward an opponent's goal. (adjective)
  • Moving in a prescribed direction or order for normal use: forward rolling of the cassette tape. (adjective)
  • Directed or moving ahead (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Lying or situated in or near the front part of something (adjective)
  • Presumptuous, pert, or impudent (adjective)
  • Well developed or advanced, esp in physical, material, or intellectual growth or development (adjective)
  • Ready, eager, or willing (adjective)
  • Of or relating to the future or favouring change; progressive (adjective)
  • (in combination) (adjective)
  • Relating to fulfilment at a future date (adjective)
  • (of an animal) in good condition (adjective)
  • An email that has been sent to one recipient and then forwarded to another (noun)
  • (in American football) a lineman (noun)
  • An attacking player in any of various sports, such as soccer, hockey, or basketball (noun)
  • Towards the front or bow of an aircraft or ship (adverb)
  • Into prominence or a position of being subject to public scrutiny; out; forth (adverb)
  • To send forward or pass on to an ultimate destination (verb)
  • To advance, help, or promote (verb)
  • To prepare (a book) for the finisher (verb)

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Use "forward" in a sentence
  • "We now look forward to the latter part of the present campaign for the World Cup in 2010 and certainly look ­forward to the"
  • "A boy, they believe, will be able to look after them in old age, he will carry the name forward of the family - and that's very, very important to Indian families."
  • "When the Calcutta intelligence chief suggested someone go on an “errand-boy visit” to check out the neighboring MO operation in Kandy, Betty had immediately put her name forward in hopes of seeing her friend again."