[ US /ˈfɔɹwɝd/ ]
[ UK /fˈɔːwəd/ ]
  1. toward the future; forward in time
    I like to look ahead in imagination to what the future may bring
    I look forward to seeing you
  2. at or to or toward the front
    she practiced sewing backward as well as frontward on her new sewing machine
    he faced forward
    step forward
  3. in a forward direction
    the boat lurched ahead
    the train moved ahead slowly
    go ahead
    moved onward into the forest
    they went slowly forward in the mud
  4. forward in time or order or degree
    from that time forth
    from the sixth century onward
  5. near or toward the bow of a ship or cockpit of a plane
    the captain went fore (or forward) to check the instruments
  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
  1. moving forward
  2. of the transmission gear causing forward movement in a motor vehicle
    in a forward gear
  3. used of temperament or behavior; lacking restraint or modesty
    a forward child badly in need of discipline
  4. at or near or directed toward the front
    forward motion
    the forward section of the aircraft
    a forward plunge down the stairs
  1. send or ship onward from an intermediate post or station in transit
    forward my mail
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How To Use forward In A Sentence

  • When the King heard this, he bade his son be slain; but on the next day the second Wazir came forward for intercession and kissed ground in prostration. The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night
  • In the forecabins, the head and shower is located forward and has a large mirrored vanity with ample storage below.
  • I looking forward to seeing Mark as we've been apart for a few days.
  • Halpern kept his arms crossed and eyes forward, while Ren was grinning and tucking a few stray hairs up under a mesh caul.
  • Lift your feet a few inches off the floor and slowly rock backwards and forwards. Healthy By Nature
  • But I needed to know who it was so I pulled out a comb and brushed my hair forward a little and put it to the side.
  • With a little coo of happiness he began to toddle forwards into the darkness, still clutching his bottle. MY BABYSITTER BITES BACK
  • I'm looking forward to the Gehry building, though, even though it's been watered down a bit from its original design.
  • They sneak forward to climb up the small gap between the lorry 's cab and trailer. The Sun
  • I'll forward any mail to your new address.
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