- Bookbinding. a stage in which sections of a book are stitched, fitted with a back, pasted, etc., before being placed in the completed cover.
- Engraving. the process of starting a copper plate by etching and of finishing with a graver.
Origin of forwarding
- 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.
- forward delivery:
- 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
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Examples from the Web for forwarding
The progressive Hodding Carter II wrote to East from Greenville, "I hope you leave a forwarding address."Don't Buy Haley Barbour's Myth
December 20, 2010
The traders and exporters are screaming about a possible international embargo and are forwarding proposals of their own.Enough is Enough: Ending the Deadly Trade in Congo's Conflict Minerals
September 21, 2010
Most particular reference has to be made to the forwarding trade.Bremen Cotton Exchange
Andreas Wilhelm Cramer
I am sorry, but I shall have to retain the packet for forwarding to headquarters.Boy Scouts Mysterious Signal
G. Harvey Ralphson
But there wasn't, nor had there been; and the name was not on the forwarding books.The Lure of the Mask
Most of the forwarding business is carried on by British and German merchants.Commercial Geography
Jacques W. Redway
A considerable amount of forwarding was done by the caravans.
- all the processes involved in the binding of a book subsequent to cutting and up to the fitting of its cover
- 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 and History for forwarding
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.