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Meaning of word forward from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

forward (verb)

Meaning : Send or ship onward from an intermediate post or station in transit.

Example : Forward my mail.

Synonyms : send on

forward (noun)

Meaning : The person who plays the position of forward in certain games, such as basketball, soccer, or hockey.

Meaning : A position on a basketball, soccer, or hockey team.

forward (adjective)

Meaning : At or near or directed toward the front.

Example : The forward section of the aircraft.
A forward plunge down the stairs.
Forward motion.

Directed or facing toward the back or rear.

A backward view.
backward

Meaning : Used of temperament or behavior. Lacking restraint or modesty.

Example : A forward child badly in need of discipline.

(used of temperament or behavior) marked by a retiring nature.

A backward lover.
backward

Meaning : Of the transmission gear causing forward movement in a motor vehicle.

Example : In a forward gear.

Of the transmission gear causing backward movement in a motor vehicle.

In reverse gear.
reverse

Meaning : Moving forward.

Synonyms : advancing, forward-moving

forward (adverb)

Meaning : At or to or toward the front.

Example : He faced forward.
Step forward.
She practiced sewing backward as well as frontward on her new sewing machine.

Synonyms : forrad, forrard, forwards, frontward, frontwards

At or to or toward the back or rear.

He moved back.
Tripped when he stepped backward.
She looked rearward out the window of the car.
back, backward, backwards, rearward, rearwards

Meaning : Forward in time or order or degree.

Example : From that time forth.
From the sixth century onward.

Synonyms : forth, onward

Meaning : Toward the future. Forward in time.

Example : I like to look ahead in imagination to what the future may bring.
I look forward to seeing you.

Synonyms : ahead

In or to or toward a past time.

Set the clocks back an hour.
Never look back.
Lovers of the past looking fondly backward.
back, backward

Meaning : In a forward direction.

Example : Go ahead.
The train moved ahead slowly.
The boat lurched ahead.
Moved onward into the forest.
They went slowly forward in the mud.

Synonyms : ahead, forrader, forwards, onward, onwards

Meaning : Near or toward the bow of a ship or cockpit of a plane.

Example : The captain went fore (or forward) to check the instruments.

Synonyms : fore

At or near or toward the stern of a ship or tail of an airplane.

Stow the luggage aft.
Ships with square sails sail fairly efficiently with the wind abaft.
The captain looked astern to see what the fuss was about.
abaft, aft, astern