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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)

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.

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."