toward the front: Let's move forward so we can hear better.
directed toward a point in advance; moving ahead; onward: The chest-high snow made forward motion almost impossible.
being in a condition of advancement; well-advanced: It was quite forward in the season when we finished our planting.
presumptuous, impertinent, or bold: That girl is a rude, forward child.
situated in the front or forepart: The bow is the forward part of the ship.
of or relating to the future; for the future or forward delivery: In August the hog packer was offering a forward price of $1.81/kg for hogs delivered in September.
lying ahead or to the front: Take the forward path.
radical or extreme, as persons or opinions: The group represents a forward trend in liberal thought.
standing out from others (sometimes used in combination):These fashion-forward celebrities set the trends for the rest of us.Sage is an herb with a strong, forward flavor.
ready, prompt, or eager.
a player stationed in advance of others on a team.
Football. a lineman.
Basketball. either of two players stationed in the forecourt.
Finance. something bought, as a security, for future delivery.
to send forward; transmit, especially to a new address: He asked me to forward his mail while he’s in Japan.
to advance or help onward; promote: The training will help to forward your career.
to advance or play a cassette, digital recording, slide projector, etc., in the forward direction: Forward through the first few ballads to get to the dance tracks on this album.
put forward. put (def. 31).
Idioms about forward
- for·ward·a·ble, adjective
- for·ward·ly, adverb
- o·ver·for·ward, adjective
- o·ver·for·ward·ly, adverb
- o·ver·for·ward·ness, noun
- re·for·ward, verb (used with object)
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How to use forward in a sentence
Moving forward, you can also use the competitor analysis data to create your campaigns.Five ways to use machine learning in digital marketing | Birbahadur Kathayat | February 12, 2021 | Search Engine Watch
As world leaders step forward to take the Covid-19 jab in their countries, prime minister Modi will likely take the shot only in the second phase of India’s rollout.Why has Narendra Modi not taken the Covid-19 vaccine yet? | Manavi Kapur | February 12, 2021 | Quartz
The communication and the fact that we’re all working together as a team — I interpret that as the trust that’s built here — will help us going forward.NFL begins an uncertain offseason, with questions about vaccines, the salary cap and more | Mark Maske | February 9, 2021 | Washington Post
There’s no source on its own that can push out any single path forward.
Jairus Hamilton, a 6-8 forward, started in Morsell’s place alongside Scott and Galin Smith as Turgeon opted for three forwards.Maryland misses a chance to boost its NCAA tournament hopes with a loss to No. 4 Ohio State | Emily Giambalvo | February 9, 2021 | Washington Post
What if you just want eyes on the back of your head, you want forward and rear-facing cameras?All Your Internet Boyfriends Are Taken: Gosling, Cumberbatch, and now Joseph Gordon-Levitt | Melissa Leon | January 3, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
So just looking forward to taking our sweet ass time with this next one.Deer Tick's John McCauley on Ten Years in Rock and Roll | James Joiner | January 2, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
His speeches, which he wrote himself, were frequently brilliant, even if they too often pointed backward instead of forward.
My ball bounced back and the rock rolled just a little bit forward.Lost For Thousands of Strokes: 'Desert Golfing' Is 'Angry Birds' as Modern Art | Alec Kubas-Meyer | January 2, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
You would only see it for a second, but it would drive you forward.Lost For Thousands of Strokes: 'Desert Golfing' Is 'Angry Birds' as Modern Art | Alec Kubas-Meyer | January 2, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
He reached forward and took her hands, and if Mrs. Vivian had come in she would have seen him kneeling at her daughter's feet.Confidence | Henry James
They came forward, a little timidly, and their latest visitor held out a hand to each.The Boarded-Up House | Augusta Huiell Seaman
A distinguished-looking man, evidently vested with authority, bustled forward and addressed him, civilly enough.The Red Year | Louis Tracy
Ollie saw someone standing before it, bending slightly forward in the pose of expectation.The Bondboy | George W. (George Washington) Ogden
As Felipe approached, the old man's face beamed with pleasure, and he came forward totteringly, leaning on a staff in each hand.Ramona | Helen Hunt Jackson
British Dictionary definitions for forward
directed or moving ahead
lying or situated in or near the front part of something
presumptuous, pert, or impudent: a forward remark
well developed or advanced, esp in physical, material, or intellectual growth or development: forward ideas
archaic (often postpositive) ready, eager, or willing
of or relating to the future or favouring change; progressive
(in combination): forward-looking
finance realting to fulfilment at a future date
NZ (of an animal) in good condition
an email that has been sent to one recipient and then forwarded to another
(in American football) a lineman
an attacking player in any of various sports, such as soccer, hockey, or basketball
a variant of forwards
(ˈfɔːwəd, nautical history ˈfɒrəd) towards the front or bow of an aircraft or ship
into prominence or a position of being subject to public scrutiny; out; forth: the witness came forward
to send forward or pass on to an ultimate destination: the letter was forwarded from a previous address
to advance, help, or promote: to forward one's career
bookbinding to prepare (a book) for the finisher
- forwardly, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Other Idioms and Phrases with 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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