Definitions of forward

  1. 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"
  2. 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"
  3. near or toward the bow of a ship or cockpit of a plane; " the captain went fore ( or forward) to check the instruments"
  4. forward in time or order or degree; " from that time forth"; " from the sixth century onward"
  5. send or ship onward from an intermediate post or station in transit; " forward my mail"
  6. a position on a basketball team
  7. the person who plays the position of forward on a basketball team
  8. moving toward a position ahead; " forward motion"; " the onward course of events"
  9. situated in the front; " the forward section of the aircraft"
  10. of the transmission gear causing forward movement in a motor vehicle; " in a forward gear"
  11. situated at or toward the front; " the fore cabins"; " the forward part of the ship"
  12. at or near or directed toward the front; " the forward section of the aircraft"; " a forward plunge down the stairs"; " forward motion"
  13. used of temperament or behavior; lacking restraint or modesty; " a forward child badly in need of discipline"
  14. An agreement; a covenant; a promise.
  15. Alt. of Forwards
  16. 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.
  17. Ready; prompt; strongly inclined; in an ill sense, overready; to hasty.
  18. 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.
  19. Advanced beyond the usual degree; advanced for season; as, the grass is forward, or forward for the season; we have a forward spring.
  20. 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.
  21. To send forward; to send toward the place of destination; to transmit; as, to forward a letter.
  22. Onward; in advance; toward the forepart.
  23. Situated near the front; early in season or preparation; ready; prompt; presumptuous; unreserved; eager; earnest; impertinent.
  24. On.
  25. To help forward; quicken or hasten; improve; transmit.
  26. Near or at the forepart: in advance of something else: ready: too ready: presumptuous: earnest: early ripe.
  29. 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.
  30. Toward the front; onward.
  31. Advanced; advancing.
  32. To send forward; help onward; further; transmit.
  33. Located at or near the front.
  34. Eager; prompt; officious; impertinent.
  35. Toward the front; onward; ahead. forwards.
  36. Near or at the fore- part; in advance of something else; ready; too ready; ardent; bold; presumptuous; advanced for the season; not behindhand.
  37. 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.
  38. To advance; to help onward; to accelerate; to send forward; to transmit.
  39. In advance of something else; early in season; too ready; quick; hasty; presumptuous or immodest.
  40. To help onward; to promote; to quicken or hasten; to transmit.

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
  3. She hurried forward, for she knew very well that Dora had not come to call on the Wittons. – The Girl at Cobhurst by Frank Richard Stockton
  4. " Right here, forward, sir," replied Jack. – The Boy Allies at Jutland by Robert L. Drake
  5. From this time forward, my place is to stand between her and the world!" – The Story Of Kennett by Bayard Taylor
  6. Then Herr Kellermann hurried forward to welcome them. – The Song of Songs by Hermann Sudermann
  7. Rose leaned forward and looked into Polly's eyes. – Princess Polly's Playmates by Amy Brooks
  8. There is now something forward here which I do not understand. – The Siege of the Seven Suitors by Meredith Nicholson
  9. All three of them started forward. – Astounding Stories of Super-Science, December 1930 by Various
  10. Is Fortune to be again brought forward here? – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  11. Forward, all Hereward's men! – Hereward, The Last of the English by Charles Kingsley
  12. Then it was that Green Valley's three good little men came forward. – Green Valley by Katharine Reynolds
  13. A week seemed such a long time to look forward to. – The Little Colonel by Annie Fellows Johnston
  14. Gold- mining has taken a big jump forward since that was found out. – The Boy With the U.S. Miners by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  15. She knew they would forward it from there. – The Bars of Iron by Ethel May Dell
  16. He went forward eagerly and raised Mrs. Temple's hand to his lips. – Throckmorton by Molly Elliot Seawell
  17. And I bring forward every reason I can think of why she should do nothing of the sort. – A Journal of Impressions in Belgium by May Sinclair
  18. He fell yesterday in a position as far forward as that of any colonel or major of the line. – The Tempering by Charles Neville Buck