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Etymology

Old English foreweard (Template:-ward).

Adjective

forward (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
forward

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. Towards the front or at the front.
    The fire was confined to the forward portion of the store.
  2. Without customary restraint
    I thought his suggestion that we move in together was rather forward.
    1999: "Would you think it forward of me to kiss you?" asked Tristran. — Neil Gaiman, Stardust, pg. 44 (2001 Perennial paperback edition).
  3. (finance) Expected in the future.
    The stock price is currently 12 times forward earnings.

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Adverb

forward (comparative further forward, superlative furthest forward)

Positive
forward

Comparative
further forward

Superlative
furthest forward

  1. Towards the front or from the front.
    The bus driver told everyone standing up to move forward.
  2. In the usual direction of travel.
    After spending an hour stuck in the mud, we could once again move forward.
  3. Into the future.
    From this day forward, there will be no more brussels sprouts at the cafeteria.

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Verb

Infinitive
to forward

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to forward (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To send (something received) to a third party.
    I'll be glad to forward your mail to you while you're gone.

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  • (send (something received) to a third party): pass on

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Noun

Singular
forward

Plural
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forward ({{{1}}})
  1. (rugby) one of the eight players whose primary task is to maintain possession of the ball (compare back)
  2. (soccer) A player on a team in football (soccer) in the row nearest to the opposing team's goal, who are therefore principally responsible for scoring goals.
  3. (ice hockey): An umbrella term for a centre or winger in ice hockey.
  4. (basketball): The small forward or power forward position.
  5. (nautical): The front part of a vessel.

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See also

  • foreword, meaning a preface or introduction

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