onward

[ on-werd, awn- ]
/ ˈɒn wərd, ˈɔn- /

adverb Also on·wards.

toward a point ahead or in front; forward, as in space or time.
at a position or point in advance.

adjective

directed or moving onward or forward; forward.

Nearby words

  1. ontologize,
  2. ontology,
  3. onuf's nucleus,
  4. onus,
  5. onus probandi,
  6. onwards,
  7. ony,
  8. onychalgia,
  9. onychatrophia,
  10. onychauxis

Origin of onward

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at on, -ward

Synonym study

1. See forward.

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British Dictionary definitions for onward

onward

/ (ˈɒnwəd) /

adjective

directed or moving forwards, onwards, etc

adverb

a variant of onwards
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Word Origin and History for onward

onward

adv.

late 14c., from on + -ward. The form onwards, with adverbial genitive -s-, is attested from c.1600.

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