- toward or at a place, point, or time in advance; onward; ahead: to move forward; from this day forward; to look forward.
- toward the front: Let's move forward so we can hear better.
- into view or consideration; out; forth: He brought forward several good suggestions.
- toward the bow or front of a vessel or aircraft.
- ahead(defs 4, 5).
- directed toward a point in advance; moving ahead; onward: a forward motion.
- being in a condition of advancement; well-advanced: It was quite forward in the season when we finished our planting.
- ready, prompt, or eager.
- presumptuous, impertinent, or bold: a rude, forward child.
- situated in the front or forepart: the forward part of the ship.
- of or relating to the future; for the future or forward delivery: forward buying; a forward price.
- lying ahead or to the front: Take the forward path.
- radical or extreme, as persons or opinions: the forward trend in certain liberal thought.
- standing out from others (sometimes used in combination):fashion-forward celebrities; an herb with a strong, forward flavor.
- 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: to forward a letter.
- 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.
Origin of forward
Synonyms for forwardSee more synonyms for on Thesaurus.com
Antonyms for forward
Examples from the Web for forwarded
Contemporary Examples of forwarded
But an email dated July 10 from Ambassador King to Bennett (who then forwarded it to Lynton), says otherwise.Exclusive: Sony Emails Say Studio Exec Picked Kim Jong-Un as the Villain of ‘The Interview’
December 19, 2014
Pascal then forwarded to email to Adam Sandler and his team.Shocking New Reveals From Sony Hack: J. Law, Pitt, Clooney, and Star Wars
December 12, 2014
The journalist in London forwarded the warning to Alex, too, and he finally decided to go home.Was U.S. Journalist Steven Sotloff a Marked Man?
September 2, 2014
Local police have forwarded the case to their “cyber crime” division, Gilbert said, and the FBI may get involved.How to Protect Yourself From the World’s Perviest Hackers
August 15, 2013
Does an email I am forwarded inviting me to a happy hour next week count as art?Miranda July on ‘We Think Alone,’ Her New Email Project
July 2, 2013
Historical Examples of forwarded
Enclosed is a letter which I wish may be forwarded as soon as possible.A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion
William Dobein James
I have made arrangements to have them forwarded accordingly.
If your master have left the Marquess', let this be forwarded to him at Richmond immediately.
For the first time the troops have been forwarded with such rapidity.Diary from November 12, 1862, to October 18, 1863
It was to have been forwarded to Vivian, in case of their not being able to meet.
- 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
- 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; forththe witness came forward
- 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
Word Origin for forward
1590s, "to help push forward," from forward (adv.). Meaning "to send (a letter, etc.) on to another destination" is from 1757. Related: Forwarded; forwarding.
Old English, "the fore or front part" of something; see forward (adv.). The position in football so called since 1879.
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.