Forward



[fawr-werd] /ˈfɔr wərd/

adverb, Also, forwards (for defs 1, 2)
1.
toward or at a place, point, or time in advance; onward; :
to move forward; from this day forward; to look forward.
2.
toward the front:
Let’s move forward so we can hear better.
3.
into view or consideration; out; forth:
He brought forward several good suggestions.
4.
toward the bow or front of a vessel or aircraft.
5.
(defs 4, 5).
adjective
6.
directed toward a point in advance; moving ahead; onward:
a forward motion.
7.
being in a condition of advancement; well-advanced:
It was quite forward in the season when we finished our planting.
8.
ready, prompt, or eager.
9.
presumptuous, impertinent, or bold:
a rude, forward child.
10.
situated in the front or forepart:
the forward part of the ship.
11.
of or relating to the future; for the future or :
forward buying; a forward price.
12.
lying ahead or to the front:
Take the forward path.
13.
radical or extreme, as persons or opinions:
the forward trend in certain liberal thought.
noun
14.
Sports.

15.
Finance. something bought, as a security, for future delivery.
verb (used with object)
16.
to send forward; transmit, especially to a new address:
to forward a letter.
17.
to advance or help onward; promote:
The training will help to forward your career.
verb (used without object)
18.
to advance or play a mechanism, recording tape, cassette, etc., in the forward direction:
to find a musical selection without forwarding through the whole cassette.
/ˈfɔːwəd/
adjective
1.
directed or moving ahead
2.
lying or situated in or near the front part of something
3.
presumptuous, pert, or impudent: a forward remark
4.
well developed or advanced, esp in physical, material, or intellectual growth or development: forward ideas
5.
(archaic) (often postpositive) ready, eager, or willing
6.

7.
(finance) realting to fulfilment at a future date
8.
(NZ) (of an animal) in good condition
noun
9.

10.
an attacking player in any of various sports, such as soccer, hockey, or basketball
adverb
11.
a variant of forwards
12.
(ˈfɔːwəd; nautical history) (ˈfɒrəd). towards the front or bow of an aircraft or ship
13.
into prominence or a position of being subject to public scrutiny; out; forth: the witness came forward
verb (transitive)
14.
to send forward or pass on to an ultimate destination: the letter was forwarded from a previous address
15.
to advance, help, or promote: to forward one’s career
16.
(bookbinding) to prepare (a book) for the finisher
adv.

Old English forewearde “toward the front;” see fore + -ward. Adjectival sense of “early” is from 1520s; that of “presumptuous” is attested from 1560s.
v.

1590s, “to help push forward,” from forward (adv.). Meaning “to send (a letter, etc.) on to another destination” is from 1757. Related: Forwarded; forwarding.
n.

Old English, “the fore or front part” of something; see forward (adv.). The position in football so called since 1879.
messaging
(verb) To send (a copy of) an electronic mail message that you have received on to one or more other addressees. Most e-mail systems can be configured to do this automatically to all or certain messages, e.g. Unix sendmail looks for a “.forward” file in the recipient’s home directory.
A mailing list server (or “mail exploder”) is designed to forward messages automatically to lists of people.
Unix manual page: aliases(5).
(2000-03-22)
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