Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps

Adverb: forward  for-wurd [N. Amer], for-wûd [Brit]
  1. At, to or toward the front; forward
    "he faced forward"; "step forward";
    - forwards, frontward, frontwards, forrad [dialect], forrard [dialect]
  2. Ahead in time, order or degree
    "from that time forward";
    - forth, onward
  3. Toward the future; at a later time
    "I look forward to seeing you";
    - ahead
  4. In the usual direction of travel, straight on
    "they went slowly forward in the mud";
    - ahead, onward, onwards, forwards, forrader [dialect]
  5. Near or toward the bow of a ship or cockpit of a plane
    "the captain went forward to check the instruments";
    - fore
Adjective: forward  for-wurd [N. Amer], for-wûd [Brit]
  1. At, near or directed toward the front
    "the forward section of the aircraft"; "a forward plunge down the stairs"; "forward motion"
  2. Used of temperament or behaviour; lacking restraint or modesty
    "a forward child badly in need of discipline"
  3. Of the transmission gear causing forward movement in a motor vehicle
    "in a forward gear"
  4. Moving forward
    - advancing, forward-moving
Verb: forward  for-wurd [N. Amer], for-wûd [Brit]
  1. Send or ship onward from an intermediate post or station in transit
    "forward my mail";
    - send on
Noun: forward  for-wurd [N. Amer], for-wûd [Brit]
  1. The person who plays the position of forward in certain games, such as basketball, soccer, or hockey
  2. A position on a basketball, soccer, or hockey team

Sounds like: forum, foward, fore

Derived forms: forwarded, forwarding, forwards

See also: assuming, assumptive, bold, brash, bumptious, cheeky, fore, fresh, full-face, gardant, guardant, headfirst, headlong, impertinent, impudent, lippy [informal], nervy [N. Amer, informal], overbold, overfamiliar, presumptuous, progressive, sassy [N. Amer, informal], saucy [informal], self-assertive, smart, wise

Type of: basketball player, basketeer, cager, hoopster [N. Amer, informal], position, send, ship, transport

Antonym: abaft, back, backward, backwards, reverse

Part of: basketball team, five

Encyclopedia: Forward, Saskatchewan