Meaning of FORWARD in English

FORWARD

■ adverb (also ~s )

1》 in the direction that one is facing or travelling.

↘in or near the front of a ship or aircraft.

2》 onward so as to make progress.

3》 in the normal order or sequence.

4》 ahead in time.

■ adjective

1》 towards the direction that one is facing or travelling.

↘situated in or near the front of a ship or aircraft.

2》 relating to the future.

↘progressing towards a successful result.

3》 bold or overfamiliar in manner.

4》 further advanced than expected or required.

■ noun

1》 an attacking player in football, hockey, or other sports.

2》 ( ~s ) agreements to trade specified assets at a specified price at a certain future date. Compare with future (in sense 4).

■ verb

1》 send (a letter) on to a further destination.

↘dispatch; send.

2》 help to advance.

Derivatives

~er noun

~ly adverb

~ness noun

Origin

OE forweard , var. of forthweard (see forth , -ward ).

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