Meaning of FORWARD in English

FORWARD

I. adverb

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a crowd surges forward (= moves forward all together )

Police officers began to lose control and the crowd surged forward.

a forward/backward movement

waves caused by the forward movement of the boat

a forwarding address (= a new address for sending mail to when you move from your old address )

They moved without leaving a forwarding address.

a step forward (= an action that makes things better )

The declaration which we have just signed is a big step forward for both of our nations.

centre forward

fashion forward

forward an email (= send an email you have received to someone else )

Can you please forward this email on to Chris?

forward planning (= thinking about how to do something before doing it )

In order to have a reasonable pension in retirement, forward planning is essential.

forward roll

forward slash

forwarding address

Did she leave a forwarding address ?

forward/redirect sb's mail (= send it to a new address )

The post office will forward your mail for a limited time.

jump forward

The new law is a great jump forward for human rights.

leave...forwarding address

Did she leave a forwarding address ?

look forward to hearing from you (= hope to receive news from you )

I look forward to hearing from you .

offer/put forward a suggestion

A few suggestions were put forward.

propose/introduce/put forward a resolution

The resolution was proposed by the chairman of the committee.

propose/put forward/table a motion (= make a proposal )

I’d like to propose a motion to move the weekly meetings to Thursdays.

put forward a plan/scheme

Both parties have put forward plans for political reform.

put forward a proposal/suggestion

She put forward a compromise proposal.

put forward a reason/explanation

A variety of reasons have been put forward to explain these changes.

put forward a theory/hypothesis

Many theories have been put forward as to the building’s original purpose.

put forward a view

We should encourage individuals to put forward their views.

put forward an argument

He rejected the arguments put forward by the company’s lawyers.

put forward an idea

In 1829 he put forward the idea that the Earth is contracting.

put forward/submit a proposal

They put forward a proposal for a joint research project.

put sb/sth forward as a candidate (= suggest someone for election )

He allowed his name to be put forward as a candidate for governor.

put your watch forward (= make it show a later time )

The passengers were reminded to put their watches forward three hours.

suggest/put forward a solution

The chairman put forward a possible solution.

the best way forward (= the best way to make progress or deal with a problem )

We believe that a merger is the best way forward for the business.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ VERB

bend

They ordered the young women to remove their upper garments and then to bend forward until their foreheads touched the cold sand.

A firm, but gentle, pressure of his fingertips urged her to bend forward .

She bends forward from the waist.

bring

The publication date of the Bennett Report was brought forward .

Remanfing accounts-generally, the balance sheet accounts-are then balanced, and the balance is brought forward to begin the new year.

Some of these statutes were brought forward , like the better known acts of state, by the Crown.

Proposals for policy on this issue will be brought forward in the near future.

Further opt-out votes for other schools may soon be brought forward to delay the plans more.

Then she discovered she was pregnant and the big day was brought forward .

The Minister intends to bring forward amending regulations in the autumn.

The international news and financial information agency said it was bringing forward to April 5 the 15.9p per share payout.

carry

Unrelieved losses may also be carried forward and, subject to certain restrictions, set against future profits.

Net losses from prior years may be carried forward . 5.

Defence is now allowed to carry forward a percentage of its vote into the next financial year.

How he was carried forward by the glide.

It is also possible to carry forward unused relief.

A few could have been carried forward by accident.

Lateness is strictly monitored over rolling 20-day periods, while unauthorised absence is carried forward over three months.

The girl was put under intense pressure from prosecutors to carry forward her accusation.

come

And as police step up their investigation, they're appealing for anyone with any information to come forward .

He had been startled to see so many people come forward to cooperate with the Communists.

There was an appeal in the papers here, I know, for Madame V to come forward .

Thereafter, convinced of the honesty of this policy, Seminoles and exiles readily came forward to emigrate.

An appeal has now been launched to encourage more donors to come forward - without them some patients will die.

Following this vote, a procession of legislators came forward to acknowledge their guilt in the affair prior to the list's publication.

Voice over Police are appealing for any witnesses to the attack to come forward .

At Ards, doctors have reported an increased number of patients coming forward for treatment for insect bites and stings.

fall

As we watched, his wig fell forward over his nose and landed on the table in front of him.

Delphine fell forward in bawdy laughter.

He beamed again as Ali, practically choking on his own saliva, fell forward into a group of pupils.

He cupped one in his palm and she fell forward and put her tongue in his mouth.

When you fall forward , fully conscious or not, you put out your hands to break your fall.

Her hair fell forward into the frying steak and potatoes; she brushed her hair back with a fat-coated hand.

I was off-balance, falling forward , lurching with giant strides, certain that the next step would end in a nosedive.

Golden flowers danced before his eyes as he fell forward , his face banging the brick floor.

go

George stepped back smartly on top of Samuel, who was still going forward .

He must go forward on faith, not feeling.

His hand went forward as he spoke.

Smolan maintains he fully intended to go forward with a book from the time he and Negroponte began discussing it.

The whole point was that the front was where they went forward from.

The country faces a pivotal presidential election in June in which the choice is quite simply to go forward or regress.

Our First Rosette After a few minutes work on both reins Skipper was going forward , with his brain between his ears.

You have to go forward in order to go back, because after z, y, x, who knows?

lean

Then she leant forward - they were almost the same height - and caressed his cheek with her lips.

Steph and Joe are perched on their seats, leaning forward , alternately yelling plays and screaming at the officials.

Mrs Crump cried to herself, leaning forward now on a Pisan scale.

Converse ordered a Scotch and water, leaning forward in order to keep the length of the lobby in his scan.

He forgets I can lean forward in this great chair and give him a good whack across the shoulders.

In a traffic jam, avoid leaning forward with your head.

And he was leaning forward on his chair, his hands clasped together.

She leans forward and she kisses him.

leap

Uttering a cry of disgust, Dauntless leapt forward and dragged Cleo up by the arm.

It leapt forward as Delaney cried out and struck it a glancing blow with the torch.

Here, there is no conferring, and Jack impulsively leaps forward with raised knife to kill it.

It was brilliantly sunny, as though summer had leapt forward a few months.

The horse was made to foil her every move, leaping forward as she moved quickly and turning her away.

Some parents leap forward eagerly and some must be dragged to the battle lines.

For one moment he looked as if he was raising his hands in surrender, then he leapt forward .

The jeep dug dirt as it leapt forward .

look

Staff there were looking forward to the event until they realised that the Princess regularly went fox hunting.

At home Lucky is looking forward to once again playing Superman and capturing bad guys.

I looked forward to doing this for a while, actually.

Writing of many types may assist a reader who looks forward to an encounter with a work of art.

I look forward to it, also.

In general, we look forward to the recommendations of the review body.

I've been looking forward to seeing you so much.

lunge

William; masked, clad in white, grasping his sabre and suddenly lunging forward , one leg darting ahead.

She lunges forward , trying to clear a way for herself.

Suddenly, before she knew what was happening, he lunged forward and caught her wrist.

When he lunged forward , she was taken aback.

Suddenly the Trunchbull lunged forward and grabbed the large empty china platter on which the cake had rested.

With a resounding cheer, the Infantry lunged forward .

Reaching the car, Vitor lunged forward to release the young man and lift him free, but the chassis had twisted.

He lunged forward , grabbing at T'ai Cho's arm, dragging him back.

lurch

The chassis lurched forward and then back sharply, knocking the four passengers off balance.

I fell, picked myself up, lurched forward another yard or two, then fell again.

He lurched forward and groped his way up the staircase, gasping and retching in the stale air.

On our left, Sherman and Daisy kept lagging back and then lurching forward , sometimes beside and sometimes behind us.

He lurched forward involuntarily through the entrance, and almost fell at the feet of the chief.

Bright flash in the sky, the way the aircraft lurched forward like a car Jolted in heavy traffic.

I lurched forward and later couldn't recall any part of my journey to the office.

And then, with the sun on her, she lurched forward as a shot rang out from below.

move

We move forward only as rapidly as our successes permit, and progress often does not seem rapid enough.

They moved forward because there seemed to be no competition in the distribution business.

As they move forward , Tepilit, without warning, hurls his spear at the district officer from a few feet away.

Okay: the thing to do was to move forward .

He had undertaken that morning to attack and he should move forward , wherever he was.

The toxic substances department must approve it and hammer out a legal agreement with the group before moving forward .

How has Trondheim managed to move forward with so little bitterness?

The proposal has been held up in committee, but may now move forward if Brown decides to back it.

push

These programmes need to question and push forward the agenda of the news programmes.

But we kept pushing forward and we fought fair and we tried not to be petty.

Lawrence pushed forward to another interior office, knocked and pushed the door open.

These people endure decades of horror, and they set their shoulders and push forward .

When they did push forward they were punished.

Undaunted he would retreat, threading the twine between his fingers and thumb, before blindly pushing forward in a new direction.

Duregar pushed forward , pinning his hopes on breaking through the East Gate.

Within those polished walls Church pushed forward his concept of a public park at Niagara.

put

This week Mr Yeltsin put forward his own tough option.

This raises the question of why measures of deprivation are being put forward instead of morbidity measures.

Many proposals have been put forward over more than 100 years.

This is put forward as an alternative basis on which the transfer should be held to be void.

The general tone was to follow the case put forward by Maxse and the Chestertons.

But no justification is put forward for the selection of subjects.

I do not myself think that this alternative is correct, but it would be worth putting forward in court.

sit

Large curls stacked high on the crown for maximum effect Sweetly sophisticated small top knot sits forward from the crown.

The other captain, assigned to aviation-liaison duty with Grunt Six, sat forward on the floor with his back to us.

Ashley sat forward and picked up her glass of wine.

Shane sat forward in his seat as the videotape rolled the photographs of the dead.

He sat forward , squinting through a blood haze at what looked no more than a child.

She puts down her tub of popcorn and sits forward .

The millionaire sat forward in his chair to show his concern, rubbing one hand across the other in his lap.

I sat forward on the suitcase, straining to catch a glimpse of the stage.

step

He stepped forward , then stopped uselessly.

Some tournaments he lost because, some say, no one stepped forward and performed the Heimlich maneuver.

Suddenly the skinny preacher stepped forward .

Karen was tapped for the Address, stepped forward , and said it perfectly.

They stepped forward , and his muscles stiffened until they felt like bone.

Louise saw him miss the beat, and she seized the moment, stepping forward .

If he stepped forward he might see, but he felt as if something was waiting for him to move.

They stepped forward , and raised Chant by his broken arms.

surge

The tractor surged forward , into the dimness.

Cheering and flourishing their battle flags, the Federals in both quarters surged forward .

They surged forward around the prostrate figure on the ground and then shrank back.

There was shouting, and it seemed as if the crowd might surge forward and overwhelm the Archbishop and his priests.

The catamaran surged forward under the added power of the big sail.

With a heave the car surged forward , Firebug rolling back into the seat.

There was a short gap between the cars sprinting out from Boundary Hall, he gunned his engine and surged forward .

In the past, great crises have created great opportunities and civilizations have surged forward with new vitality.

walk

Then he and Massingham walked forward .

He walked forward a few feet, gravel crunching under his shoes.

Jennie told Katharine to keep pushing with her inside leg and holding him with the outside rein to stop him walking forward .

Clambering up on to the cabin roof, I walked forward to adjust the rope.

Where the road levels out she turns around, walking forward until it rises again.

This wheel was worked by a man getting inside and walking forward rapidly.

I walked forward to meet her.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

know sth backwards and forwards

a/the way forward

Does my hon. Friend agree that the way forward is signposted to other improvements in the health service?

Finally, as an indication of the way forward we must mention the hybrid approach.

In the spring of 1950 decisions were reached in Washington that at last pointed the way forward towards a peace treaty.

Parliamentary Secretary David Curry says the way forward is the way charted by Primestock.

So what is the way forward?

That, surely, must be the way forward.

The authors insist that collective not market solutions are the way forward.

The Conservatives have begun to show the way forward.

backwards and forwards

He started shaking it backwards and forwards.

It didn't exactly touch my hand, but sort of glided over it, wrinkling backwards and forwards.

Keith throws his right shoulder backwards and forwards, hoping the pads will somehow slide into place.

Pike's head quite often pulses backwards and forwards like a mechanical toy.

The cross is meant to be imagined as oscillating backwards and forwards.

The irregular echo of footsteps passed backwards and forwards along the corridor outside.

Then we noticed that the Pike head was sort of pulsing backwards and forwards like a mechanical toy.

They do not want to waste their time going backwards and forwards to the general practitioner's surgery.

bring forward legislation/plans/policies etc

Following assessment of the responses to our discussion paper, we will bring forward legislation to achieve this.

Home Secretary Kenneth Clarke wants to bring forward plans to change the law in the new year.

It will bring forward legislation in the coming parliamentary session to introduce student loans, partially replacing grants, from autumn 1990.

going forward

launch yourself forwards/up/from etc

With a sari Psepha unfolded his great wings and launched himself from his tree.

put a clock/watch forward

put the clock(s) back/forward

Anyway, even if one wanted to, one couldn't put the clock back to an earlier age.

I can't put the clock back.

They were therefore accused of putting the clock back and bringing the best hope of Christendom to an impasse.

the clocks go back/forward

I, like many other riders, am eagerly awaiting the clocks going forward.

Police say they had to enforce the law after 1am when the clocks went forward an hour.

When the clocks go back in late October it will be dark by five o'clock in the afternoon.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Bill took two steps forward and shook Mark's hand.

Can we sit a little further forward ? I can't see from here.

Frank's fair hair fell forward into his eyes in a very attractive way.

Greg leaned forward to hear what they were saying.

I pushed my way forwards to the front of the crowd in order to get a better view.

Mr Hoffman stepped forward to collect his prize.

Negotiators are trying to find a way forward in the peace talks.

She had her back towards me, her head bent forwards over a book.

She leaned forward and whispered ""I love you'' in his ear.

Sit facing forward with your legs straight out in front of you.

The truck was moving forwards into the road.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

As divided and unprepared democratic forces fumbled for a plan of action, demagogues would rush forward convincingly promising protection.

Despite this, there was no shortage of people coming forward for teacher training.

In general, we look forward to the recommendations of the review body.

No party in the Federal Assembly put a candidate forward , forcing postponement of the voting until Sept. 24.

Sharpe stepped a pace forward to look down at the map.

The dachshund skidded forward a few inches on the sidewalk.

We're looking forward to the next issue, reminding us of home.

You will never think you can survive, when suddenly you are back out in the bright sunshine, racing forward .

II. adjective

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

line

The round peg in a square forward line .

Burr was one of several offseason acquisitions meant to bolster the forward line with better two-way players.

There was an urgency about United's forward line yesterday, in the knowledge that Cantona was sitting on the bench.

I've got an international forward line and I have to leave some one out.

He had, however, concentrated entirely on improving his forward line , neglecting a shaky defence.

Against the most potent forward line in the country, what had been a shambles became a solid spine.

motion

The melodious sound and the forward motion ceased, and he was floating in a hazy limbo of silence, listening intently.

The train staggers into forward motion , then settles into a slow, heavy glide of about five miles per hour.

movement

Few games have been played in such restricted space yet provided so much furious forward movement and pace.

No forward movement was made that day.

Therefore, the forward movement at the top of the orbit is greater than the reverse movement at the bottom.

Though these goals sometimes had the effect of emphasizing quantity over quality, they resulted in substantial forward movement .

First of all, some forward cyclic is needed to initiate the forward movement .

The bus jolts into slow forward movement , and Grace guides Allen unsteadily back on to his seat.

One should not get carried away with forward movement .

pass

McClair clearly on the same wavelength, swept on to a perfect forward pass and shot narrowly wide.

And even then it was a forward pass to him.

Early starts and early finishes are arrived at by a forward pass through the network.

plan

No new equity was issued in 1992 to fund operations, and neither is any assumed in our forward plans .

planning

A bit of forward planning would have ensured a sum was put aside in the budget.

In each of the schools, the library was clearly still high on the agenda for forward planning and review.

Findings relate to expenditure, degree of forward planning , objectives, workforce attitudes, management awareness and use of consultancies.

The message which emerges is clearly one of forward planning to avoid any undesirable over-involvement in management decisions.

It is often said that chess helps broaden the mind, promoting logical thought and forward planning .

A new system for forward planning in Britain was established in 1972.

Leading the directorate and advising the honourary officers and committees on policy and forward planning is part of the role.

Clearly some forward planning in 1992 would have given him the opportunity to organise his affairs and avoid many of his problems.

position

She took a step nearer, and her ears moved into the forward position .

speed

The advanced automatic gearbox available on 1.4-litre models is superior to most cars in its class in offering four forward speeds .

This trim offset is virtually constant and is not very dependent on forward speed .

Low regime is for reverse and forward speeds up to the equivalent of second gear.

For one thing, they will limit the forward speed which can be developed.

All 36 forward speeds can also be used in reverse, too.

The answer to this one is more forward speed which means more power or a cleaner model.

step

Miriam could feel her courage ebbing with each forward step .

Within the denominational sector this renewed emphasis was considered to be an excellent forward step .

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Army roadblocks prevented any further forward movement.

Kirstie did not wish to sound too forward .

Troops were moved to a forward position on the battlefield.

We got a forward cabin.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

A weakness is that it is not completely forward looking.

The message which emerges is clearly one of forward planning to avoid any undesirable over-involvement in management decisions.

III. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

letter

Junell forwarded the letters to the district attorney's office, which convened a grand jury to investigate.

Without this change, he said, he felt unable to forward her letter .

He said McGann forwarded the letter , along with a corroborating letter from Alarcon and other documents, to the Vatican.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

know sth backwards and forwards

a/the way forward

Does my hon. Friend agree that the way forward is signposted to other improvements in the health service?

Finally, as an indication of the way forward we must mention the hybrid approach.

In the spring of 1950 decisions were reached in Washington that at last pointed the way forward towards a peace treaty.

Parliamentary Secretary David Curry says the way forward is the way charted by Primestock.

So what is the way forward?

That, surely, must be the way forward.

The authors insist that collective not market solutions are the way forward.

The Conservatives have begun to show the way forward.

backwards and forwards

He started shaking it backwards and forwards.

It didn't exactly touch my hand, but sort of glided over it, wrinkling backwards and forwards.

Keith throws his right shoulder backwards and forwards, hoping the pads will somehow slide into place.

Pike's head quite often pulses backwards and forwards like a mechanical toy.

The cross is meant to be imagined as oscillating backwards and forwards.

The irregular echo of footsteps passed backwards and forwards along the corridor outside.

Then we noticed that the Pike head was sort of pulsing backwards and forwards like a mechanical toy.

They do not want to waste their time going backwards and forwards to the general practitioner's surgery.

put the clock(s) back/forward

Anyway, even if one wanted to, one couldn't put the clock back to an earlier age.

I can't put the clock back.

They were therefore accused of putting the clock back and bringing the best hope of Christendom to an impasse.

the clocks go back/forward

I, like many other riders, am eagerly awaiting the clocks going forward.

Police say they had to enforce the law after 1am when the clocks went forward an hour.

When the clocks go back in late October it will be dark by five o'clock in the afternoon.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

After the report had been translated, it was forwarded to Admiral Turner.

Could you forward me her email, and I'll get back to her.

I asked the landlord to forward all my mail, but he didn't.

You can use an anonymous e-mail service that forwards your messages but removes the address.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Alternatively, you could forward the message as an attachment.

Examination results and progress reports must be forwarded to Sylvia Middlemiss.

In most places, state health departments collect that data, and then forward the information to city health departments.

It would be appreciated if a reply could be forwarded to this department by Friday 18 December 1992.

Yet more listeners' letters being forwarded to her.

IV. noun

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

An experienced forward is needed, otherwise Aberdeen will not be troubling the scorers regularly.

However, as I had promised attacking football, I named them all as forwards.

They really do have too many big forwards and not enough small forwards, centers and shooters.

We've got a lot of people in the backs and forwards who can take on the strike role.

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