Meaning of FORWARD in English

FORWARD

n.

Pronunciation: ' fo ̇ r-w ə rd, also ' f ō - or ' fo ̇ -, Southern also ' fär-

Function: adjective

Etymology: Middle English, from Old English foreweard, from fore- + -weard -ward

Date: before 12th century

1 a : near, being at, or belonging to the forepart b : situated in advance

2 a : strongly inclined : READY b : lacking modesty or reserve : BRASH

3 : notably advanced or developed : PRECOCIOUS

4 : moving, tending, or leading toward a position in front also : moving toward an opponent's goal

5 a : advocating an advanced policy in the direction of what is considered progress b : EXTREME , RADICAL

6 : of, relating to, or getting ready for the future < forward buying of produce>

– for · ward · ly adverb

– for · ward · ness noun

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.