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
Examples from the Web for forwardly
Contemporary Examples of forwardly
And equal to Bunning in decency, honesty, fullness of thought, and forwardly straight talk was Rick Robinson.Up to a Point: In Defense of Lobbyists
P. J. O’Rourke
October 25, 2014
Historical Examples of forwardly
In the Achorutidae the head is forwardly directed, the tergum of the prothorax conspicuous, and the spring small or vestigial.
The latter have the ordinary passerine foot, which consists of three forwardly directed toes and a backwardly directed one.
As we have seen, all four toes of the swift are forwardly directed and each is terminated by a sharp hook-like claw.
The lower jaw has quite the appearance of that of a Macropus or Phalanger, with long and forwardly projecting incisors.The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia
Frank Evers Beddard
This is of aluminum and it has in its center a forwardly deflected portion forming a chamber for the electrodes.Cyclopedia of Telephony & Telegraphy Vol. 1
- 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.