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    forward - Dictionary definition and meaning for word forward

    Definition
    (noun) the person who plays the position of forward in certain games, such as basketball, soccer, or hockey Definition
    (noun) a position on a basketball, soccer, or hockey team Definition
    (verb) send or ship onward from an intermediate post or station in transit
    Synonyms : send on
    Example Sentence
    • forward my mail
    Definition
    (adj) at or near or directed toward the front
    Example Sentence
    • the forward section of the aircraft
    • a forward plunge down the stairs
    • forward motion
    Definition
    (adj) used of temperament or behavior; lacking restraint or modesty
    Example Sentence
    • a forward child badly in need of discipline
    Definition
    (adj) of the transmission gear causing forward movement in a motor vehicle
    Example Sentence
    • in a forward gear
    Definition
    (adj) moving forward
    Synonyms : advancing , forward-moving
    Definition
    (adv) at or to or toward the front
    Example Sentence
    • he faced forward
    • step forward
    • she practiced sewing backward as well as frontward on her new sewing machine
    Definition
    (adv) forward in time or order or degree
    Synonyms : forth , onward
    Example Sentence
    • from that time forth
    • from the sixth century onward
    Definition
    (adv) toward the future; forward in time
    Synonyms : ahead
    Example Sentence
    • I like to look ahead in imagination to what the future may bring
    • I look forward to seeing you
    Definition
    (adv) in a forward direction
    Synonyms : ahead , forrader , forwards , onward , onwards
    Example Sentence
    • go ahead
    • the train moved ahead slowly
    • the boat lurched ahead
    • moved onward into the forest
    • they went slowly forward in the mud
    Definition
    (adv) near or toward the bow of a ship or cockpit of a plane
    Synonyms : fore
    Example Sentence
    • the captain went fore (or forward) to check the instruments
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