Forward - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈfɔːrwərd|  American pronunciation of the word forward
Brit.  |ˈfɔːwəd|  British pronunciation of the word forward


- the person who plays the position of forward in certain games, such as basketball, soccer, or hockey
- a position on a basketball, soccer, or hockey team


- send or ship onward from an intermediate post or station in transit


- moving forward (syn: advancing, forward-moving)


- at or to or toward the front(syn: forrad, forrard, forwards, frontward, frontwards)
- forward in time or order or degree (syn: forth, onward)
- toward the future; forward in time(syn: ahead)
- in a forward direction(syn: ahead, forrader, forwards, onward, onwards)
- near or toward the bow of a ship or cockpit of a plane(syn: fore)


The forward deck of a boat

The forward movement of history

A very forward young woman

Her long hair fell forward as she bent to tie her shoes.

He pushed the throttle forward.

She took a small step forward.

The narrative moves backward and forward in time.

The technology has taken a big step forward.

Your letter will be forwarded to the appropriate department.

Please forward my mail to my new address.

Maize still dear, but cheaper forward.

The river is rushing forward.

A young man who stands very forward in parliament.

Please forward any letters to me while I'm on holiday.

He leaned forward, his elbows resting on the table.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: forward
he/she/it: forwards
present participle: forwarding
past tense: forwarded
past participle: forwarded
singular: forward
plural: forwards
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