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Definitions of forward

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

  1. I'm grateful this ordeal is over, and I'm so looking forward to getting back to the job I love. – Paula Abdul
  2. It is not the Government, the members of Parliament to whom the ultimate decision belongs, it is up to you to go forward sure of your sacred right of free opinion, sure of your patriotism. – John Amery
  3. By interviewing at least one veteran, you can preserve memories that otherwise might be lost. My uncle was a downed fighter pilot and P. O. W. in World War II, and I am looking forward to recording his story for inclusion in the project. – Spencer Bachus
  4. And, in the case of schools, or anything else, if you have something that is forcing you to do better than you did the day before, it makes you look forward and it makes you think in a way that's going to make the product better, which is the students and the education. – Craig Benson
  5. Abroad, our most important policy is to support our troops and continue forward -thinking foreign policy in the war on terror- keeping our enemies on the run and hitting them before they hit us. – Christopher Bond
  6. I do look forward to doing things in the future that I haven't done before. Do you know what I have always dreamt about? Playing a serial killer! – Jonathan Brandis
  7. You always get a special kick on opening day, no matter how many you go through. You look forward to it like a birthday party when you're a kid. You think something wonderful is going to happen. – Joe DiMaggio
  8. As financial markets continue to broaden and deepen, the behavior of asset prices will play an important role in the formulation of monetary policy going forward perhaps a more important role than in the past. – Timothy Geithner
  9. We are in a period when old questions are settled and the new are not yet brought forward Extreme party action, if continued in such a time, would ruin the party. Moderation is its only chance. The party out of power gains by all partisan conduct of those in power. – Rutherford B. Hayes
  10. Would it be possible to stand still on one spot more majestically- while simulating a triumphant march forward than it is done by the two English Houses of Parliament? – Alexander Herzen
  11. There is no standing still because time is moving forward – Greg Lake
  12. Things can fall apart, or threaten to, for many reasons, and then there's got to be a leap of faith. Ultimately, when you're at the edge, you have to go forward or backward; if you go forward you have to jump together. – Yo-Yo Ma
  13. So it's like starting over again, but I look forward to the challenge. – Lee Majors
  14. Sometimes you have to take a half step back to take two forward – Vince McMahon
  15. Our American story, for generations, is of a people who seek to move forward A people who look at a mountain and worry not about the tough climb ahead, but dream about the view from the summit. – Bill Owens

Usage examples for forward

  1. 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
  2. She would be looking forward to seeing him. – The Hidden Places by Bertrand W. Sinclair
  3. From this time forward my place is to stand between her and the world!" – The Story Of Kennett by Bayard Taylor
  4. Rose leaned forward and looked into Polly's eyes. – Princess Polly's Playmates by Amy Brooks
  5. 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
  6. All three of them started forward – Astounding Stories of Super-Science, December 1930 by Various
  7. 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
  8. Enough had been carried forward for the men who were to remain at the camp. – Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia In Search of a Route from Sydney to the Gulf of Carpentaria (1848) by Lt. Col. Sir Thomas Livingstone Mitchell Kt. D.C.L. (1792-1855) Surveyor-General of New South Wales by Thomas Mitchell
  9. Then she came forward – Jewel's Story Book by Clara Louise Burnham
  10. She knew they would forward it from there. – The Bars of Iron by Ethel May Dell
  11. He went forward eagerly and raised Mrs. Temple's hand to his lips. – Throckmorton by Molly Elliot Seawell
  12. Then it was that Green Valley's three good little men came forward – Green Valley by Katharine Reynolds
  13. Then Herr Kellermann hurried forward to welcome them. – The Song of Songs by Hermann Sudermann
  14. Old fellow as I am, I had really looked forward to this pleasure. – Erlach Court by Ossip Schubin
  15. Forward all Hereward's men! – Hereward, The Last of the English by Charles Kingsley
  16. There is now something forward here which I do not understand. – The Siege of the Seven Suitors by Meredith Nicholson
  17. Gold- mining has taken a big jump forward since that was found out. – The Boy With the U.S. Miners by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  18. Is Fortune to be again brought forward here? – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  19. A week seemed such a long time to look forward to. – The Little Colonel by Annie Fellows Johnston
  20. " Right here, forward sir," replied Jack. – The Boy Allies at Jutland by Robert L. Drake

Rhymes for forward