Origin of forward

before 900; Middle English; Old English for(e)weard. See fore1, -ward
Related formsfor·ward·a·ble, adjectivefor·ward·ly, adverbo·ver·for·ward, adjectiveo·ver·for·ward·ly, adverbo·ver·for·ward·ness, nounre·for·ward, verb (used with object)
Can be confusedforeword forward forwards froward

Synonyms for forward

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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. 9. See bold.

Antonyms for forward

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Related Words for forwarded

delivered, dispatched, expressed

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British Dictionary definitions for forwarded

forward

adjective

directed or moving ahead
lying or situated in or near the front part of something
presumptuous, pert, or impudenta forward remark
well developed or advanced, esp in physical, material, or intellectual growth or developmentforward ideas
archaic (often postpositive) ready, eager, or willing
  1. of or relating to the future or favouring change; progressive
  2. (in combination)forward-looking
finance realting to fulfilment at a future date
NZ (of an animal) in good condition

noun

  1. an email that has been sent to one recipient and then forwarded to another
  2. (in American football) a lineman
an attacking player in any of various sports, such as soccer, hockey, or basketball

adverb

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; forththe witness came forward

verb (tr)

to send forward or pass on to an ultimate destinationthe letter was forwarded from a previous address
to advance, help, or promoteto forward one's career
bookbinding to prepare (a book) for the finisher
Derived Formsforwardly, adverb

Word Origin for forward

Old English foreweard
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Word Origin and History for forwarded

forward

adv.

Old English forewearde "toward the front;" see fore + -ward. Adjectival sense of "early" is from 1520s; that of "presumptuous" is attested from 1560s.

forward

v.

1590s, "to help push forward," from forward (adv.). Meaning "to send (a letter, etc.) on to another destination" is from 1757. Related: Forwarded; forwarding.

forward

n.

Old English, "the fore or front part" of something; see forward (adv.). The position in football so called since 1879.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Idioms and Phrases with forwarded

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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