Definitions for: Forward

[n] a position on a basketball team
[n] the person who plays the position of forward on a basketball team
[adv] 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"
[adv] 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)
[adv] 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"
[adv] forward in time or order or degree; "from that time forth"; "from the sixth century onward"
[adv] near or toward the bow of a ship or cockpit of a plane; "the captain went fore (or forward) to check the instruments"
[adj] moving toward a position ahead; "forward motion"; "the onward course of events"
[adj] situated in the front; "the forward section of the aircraft"
[adj] at or near or directed toward the front; "the forward section of the aircraft"; "a forward plunge down the stairs"; "forward motion"
[adj] of the transmission gear causing forward movement in a motor vehicle; "in a forward gear"
[adj] used of temperament or behavior; lacking restraint or modesty; "a forward child badly in need of discipline"
[adj] situated at or toward the front; "the fore cabins"; "the forward part of the ship"
[adj] moving forward
[v] send or ship onward from an intermediate post or station in transit; "forward my mail"

Webster (1913) Definition: For"ward, n. [OE., fr. AS. foreweard; fore before +
weard a ward. See Ward, n.]
An agreement; a covenant; a promise. [Obs.]

Tell us a tale anon, as forward is. --Chaucer.

For"ward, Forwards For"wards, adv. [AS. forweard,
foreweard; for, fore + -weardes; akin to G. vorw["a]rts. The
s is properly a genitive ending. See For, Fore, and
-ward, -wards.]
Toward a part or place before or in front; onward; in
advance; progressively; -- opposed to backward.

For"ward, a.
1. Near, or at the fore part; in advance of something else;
as, the forward gun in a ship, or the forward ship in a

2. Ready; prompt; strongly inclined; in an ill sense,
overready; to hasty.

Only they would that we should remember the poor;
the same which I also was forward to do. --Gal. ii.

Nor do we find him forward to be sounded. --Shak.

3. 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.

I have known men disagreeably forward from their
shyness. --T. Arnold.

4. Advanced beyond the usual degree; advanced for season; as,
the grass is forward, or forward for the season; we have a
forward spring.

The most forward bud Is eaten by the canker ere it blow.

For"ward, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Forwarded; p. pr. &
vb. n. Forwarding.]
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.

Synonyms: advancing, ahead, assuming, assumptive, brash, bumptious, cheeky, first, fore, forrad, forrader, forrard, forth, forward-moving, forwards, fresh, front(a), frontward, frontwards, full-face, gardant(ip), guardant(ip), headfirst, headlong, impertinent, impudent, low, nervy, onward, onward, onwards, overbold, overfamiliar, presumptuous, sassy, saucy, second, self-assertive, send on, smart

Antonyms: abaft, aft, astern, back, backward, backward, backwards, rearward, rearwards, reverse

See Also: basketball player, basketball team, basketeer, bold, cager, Dr. J, Erving, five, fore(a), Julius Erving, Julius Winfield Erving, position, progressive, send, ship, transport

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