Meaning of FORWARD in English

FORWARD

[for.ward] adj [ME, fr. OE foreweard, fr. fore- + -weard -ward] (bef. 12c) 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 "~ buying of produce" -- for.ward.ly adv -- for.ward.ness n

[2]forward adv (bef. 12c): to or toward what is ahead or in front "from that time ~" "moved slowly ~" [3]forward vt (1596) 1: to help onward: promote "~ed his friend's career"

2. a: to send forward: transmit "will ~ the goods on receipt of your check" b: to send or ship onward from an intermediate post or station in transit "~ mail" syn see advance [4]forward n (1879): a player who plays at the front of his team's formation near the goal at which his team is attempting to score

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