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forwards

[ fawr-werdz ]
/ ˈfɔr wərdz /
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adverb

forward.

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RELATED WORDS

leading, onward, ahead, along, out, promote, uphold, transmit, express, deliver, dispatch, address, forth, progressive, progressing, anterior, advance, head, fore, front

Nearby words

forwarding, forwarding agent, forwardly, forwardmost, forwardness, forwards, forwent, forwhy, forworn, forza, forzando

Origin of forwards

First recorded in 1350–1400; forward + -s1
Can be confusedforeword forward forwards froward (see synonym study at forward)
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British Dictionary definitions for forwards

forwards

forward

/ (ˈfɔːwədz) /

adverb

towards or at a place ahead or in advance, esp in space but also in time
towards the front
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for forwards

forwards


adv.

Middle English, from forward + adverbial genitive -s. British English until mid-20c. preserved the distinction between forward and forwards, the latter expressing "a definite direction viewed in contrast with other directions." In American English, however, forward prevails in all senses since Webster (1832) damned forwards as "a corruption."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper