Origin of forwarding
adverb Also forwards (for defs 1, 2)
- a player stationed in advance of others on a team.
- Football.a lineman.
- Basketball.either of two players stationed in the forecourt.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of forward
Synonyms for forward
Antonyms for forward
Related Words for forwardingpromote, uphold, transmit, express, deliver, dispatch, address, advance, hasten, help, support, assist, serve, back, favor, encourage, foster, further, cultivate, hurry
Examples from the Web for forwarding
Contemporary Examples of 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
Historical Examples of forwarding
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.
- of or relating to the future or favouring change; progressive
- (in combination)forward-looking
- an email that has been sent to one recipient and then forwarded to another
- (in American football) a lineman
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.