Definitions of forward

  1. 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.
  2. To send forward; to send toward the place of destination; to transmit; as, to forward a letter.
  3. To help forward; quicken or hasten; improve; transmit.
  4. 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.
  5. To send forward; help onward; further; transmit.
  6. send or ship onward from an intermediate post or station in transit; " forward my mail"
  7. To advance; to help onward; to accelerate; to send forward; to transmit.
  8. To help onward; to promote; to quicken or hasten; to transmit.
  9. a position on a basketball team
  10. the person who plays the position of forward on a basketball team
  11. An agreement; a covenant; a promise.
  12. FORWARDNESS.
  13. On.
  14. 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"
  15. forward in time or order or degree; " from that time forth"; " from the sixth century onward"
  16. Alt. of Forwards
  17. Onward; in advance; toward the forepart.
  18. FORWARDLY.
  19. Toward the front; onward; ahead. forwards.
  20. 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.
  21. situated in the front; " the forward section of the aircraft"
  22. of the transmission gear causing forward movement in a motor vehicle; " in a forward gear"
  23. situated at or toward the front; " the fore cabins"; " the forward part of the ship"
  24. at or near or directed toward the front; " the forward section of the aircraft"; " a forward plunge down the stairs"; " forward motion"
  25. used of temperament or behavior; lacking restraint or modesty; " a forward child badly in need of discipline"
  26. 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.
  27. Ready; prompt; strongly inclined; in an ill sense, overready; to hasty.
  28. 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.
  29. Advanced beyond the usual degree; advanced for season; as, the grass is forward, or forward for the season; we have a forward spring.
  30. Situated near the front; early in season or preparation; ready; prompt; presumptuous; unreserved; eager; earnest; impertinent.
  31. Near or at the forepart: in advance of something else: ready: too ready: presumptuous: earnest: early ripe.
  32. Toward the front; onward.
  33. Advanced; advancing.
  34. Located at or near the front.
  35. Eager; prompt; officious; impertinent.
  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. In advance of something else; early in season; too ready; quick; hasty; presumptuous or immodest.
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