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Meaning & Definition of Forward in English

English

Forward

/fɔrwərd/

noun

1. The person who plays the position of forward in certain games, such as basketball, soccer, or hockey

    synonym:
  • forward

2. A position on a basketball, soccer, or hockey team

    synonym:
  • forward

verb

1. Send or ship onward from an intermediate post or station in transit

  • "Forward my mail"
    synonym:
  • forward
  • ,
  • send on

adjective

1. At or near or directed toward the front

  • "The forward section of the aircraft"
  • "A forward plunge down the stairs"
  • "Forward motion"
    synonym:
  • forward

2. Used of temperament or behavior

  • Lacking restraint or modesty
  • "A forward child badly in need of discipline"
    synonym:
  • forward

3. Of the transmission gear causing forward movement in a motor vehicle

  • "In a forward gear"
    synonym:
  • forward

4. Moving forward

    synonym:
  • advancing
  • ,
  • forward
  • ,
  • forward-moving

adverb

1. 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)
    synonym:
  • forward
  • ,
  • forwards
  • ,
  • frontward
  • ,
  • frontwards
  • ,
  • forrad
  • ,
  • forrard

2. Forward in time or order or degree

  • "From that time forth"
  • "From the sixth century onward"
    synonym:
  • forth
  • ,
  • forward
  • ,
  • onward

3. 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"
    synonym:
  • ahead
  • ,
  • forward

4. 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"
    synonym:
  • ahead
  • ,
  • onward
  • ,
  • onwards
  • ,
  • forward
  • ,
  • forwards
  • ,
  • forrader

5. Near or toward the bow of a ship or cockpit of a plane

  • "The captain went fore (or forward) to check the instruments"
    synonym:
  • fore
  • ,
  • forward

Examples of using

I'm looking forward to tomorrow.
I'm looking forward to meet Tom again.
She is looking forward to going to the movies with him.