[ 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.


directed or moving onward or forward; forward.

Origin of onward

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

synonym study for onward

1. See forward.
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British Dictionary definitions for onward

/ (ˈɒnwəd) /


directed or moving forwards, onwards, etc


a variant of onwards
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