- forward roll,
- forward slash,
- forwarding agent,
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
Examples from the Web for forwarding
The progressive Hodding Carter II wrote to East from Greenville, "I hope you leave a forwarding address."
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|John Prendergast|September 21, 2010|DAILY BEAST
I shall have sincere pleasure in forwarding your name for the vacant majority.Charles O'Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 1 (of 2)|Charles Lever
He had left that as his forwarding address, the hotel clerk said.Ethel Morton's Enterprise|Mabell S.C. Smith
On our part, the earliest opportunity was embraced of forwarding it to Congress.The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, Vol. I (of 9)|Thomas Jefferson
How bravely and generously it did its work, forwarding the bread of the world, feeding and healing the farmers!Main Street|Sinclair Lewis
We have a forwarding address, I believe because his mail isn't here any more—that would indicate a forwarding address.Warren Commission (10 of 26): Hearings Vol. X (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
- 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.