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Idioms about forward

    pay it forward. pay1 (def. 34).
    put one's best foot forward. foot (def. 39).

Origin of forward

First recorded before 900; Middle English; Old English for(e)weard; see fore1, -ward

synonym study for forward

1. Forward, onward both indicate a direction toward the front or a movement in a frontward direction. Forward applies to any movement toward what is or is conceived to be the front or a goal: to face forward; to move forward in the aisles. Onward applies to any movement in continuance of a course: to march onward toward a goal. 8. See bold.

OTHER WORDS FROM forward

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH forward

foreword, forward , forwards, froward
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How to use forward in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for forward

Derived forms of forward

forwardly, adverb

Word Origin for forward

Old English foreweard
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Other Idioms and Phrases with forward

forward

see backward and forward; carry forward; come forward; from this day forward; know like a book (backwards and forwards); look forward; put forward; put one's best foot forward; set forward.

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