[fawr-werd] /ˈfɔr wərd/
adverb, Also, forwards (for defs 1, 2)
toward or at a place, point, or time in advance; onward; :
to move forward; from this day forward; to look forward.
toward the front:
Let’s move forward so we can hear better.
into view or consideration; out; forth:
He brought forward several good suggestions.
toward the bow or front of a vessel or aircraft.
(defs 4, 5).
directed toward a point in advance; moving ahead; onward:
a forward motion.
being in a condition of advancement; well-advanced:
It was quite forward in the season when we finished our planting.
ready, prompt, or eager.
presumptuous, impertinent, or bold:
a rude, forward child.
situated in the front or forepart:
the forward part of the ship.
of or relating to the future; for the future or :
forward buying; a forward price.
lying ahead or to the front:
Take the forward path.
radical or extreme, as persons or opinions:
the forward trend in certain liberal thought.
Finance. something bought, as a security, for future delivery.
verb (used with object)
to send forward; transmit, especially to a new address:
to forward a letter.
to advance or help onward; promote:
The training will help to forward your career.
verb (used without object)
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.
directed or moving ahead
lying or situated in or near the front part of something
presumptuous, pert, or impudent: a forward remark
well developed or advanced, esp in physical, material, or intellectual growth or development: forward ideas
(archaic) (often postpositive) ready, eager, or willing
(finance) realting to fulfilment at a future date
(NZ) (of an animal) in good condition
an attacking player in any of various sports, such as soccer, hockey, or basketball
a variant of forwards
(ˈfɔːwəd; nautical history) (ˈfɒrəd). towards the front or bow of an aircraft or ship
into prominence or a position of being subject to public scrutiny; out; forth: the witness came forward
to send forward or pass on to an ultimate destination: the letter was forwarded from a previous address
to advance, help, or promote: to forward one’s career
(bookbinding) to prepare (a book) for the finisher
Old English forewearde “toward the front;” see fore + -ward. Adjectival sense of “early” is from 1520s; that of “presumptuous” is attested from 1560s.
1590s, “to help push forward,” from forward (adv.). Meaning “to send (a letter, etc.) on to another destination” is from 1757. Related: Forwarded; forwarding.
Old English, “the fore or front part” of something; see forward (adv.). The position in football so called since 1879.
- Forward market
noun 1. a market in which contracts are made to buy or sell currencies, commodities, etc, at some future date at a price fixed at the date of the contract Compare spot market
[fawr-werd-mohst] /ˈfɔr wərdˌmoʊst/ adjective 1. all the way at the front; first.
- Forward mutation
noun any mutation which changes a formerly functional wild genotype or phenotype to nonfunctional Examples Forward mutation rendered a mutant allele.
[fawr-werd-nis] /ˈfɔr wərd nɪs/ noun 1. overreadiness to push oneself ; lack of appropriate modesty; presumption; boldness. 2. cheerful readiness; promptness; eagerness. 3. condition of being in advance. /ˈfɔːwədnɪs/ noun 1. lack of modesty; presumption; boldness 2. willing readiness; eagerness 3. a state or condition of advanced progress or development n. 1520s, from forward (adj.) […]