English adjective: forward
|1.||forward at or near or directed toward the front|
|Samples||The forward section of the aircraft.|
A forward plunge down the stairs.
|Similar||full-face, gardant, guardant, headfirst, headlong|
|See also||fore, progressive|
|2.||forward used of temperament or behavior; lacking restraint or modesty|
|Samples||A forward child badly in need of discipline.|
|Similar||assuming, assumptive, brash, bumptious, cheeky, fresh, impertinent, impudent, nervy, overbold, overfamiliar, presumptuous, sassy, saucy, self-assertive, smart, wise|
|3.||forward of the transmission gear causing forward movement in a motor vehicle|
|Samples||In a forward gear.|
|4.||forward moving forward|
English noun: forward
|1.||forward (person) the person who plays the position of forward in certain games, such as basketball, soccer, or hockey|
|Broader (hypernym)||basketball player, basketeer, cager|
|Instance hyponym||Dr. J, Erving, Julius Erving, Julius Winfield Erving|
|2.||forward (act) a position on a basketball, soccer, or hockey team|
|Member meronym||basketball team, five|
English adverb: forward
|1.||forward at or to or toward the front|
|Samples||He faced forward.|
She practiced sewing backward as well as frontward on her new sewing machine.
|Synonyms||forrad, forrard, forwards, frontward, frontwards|
|Domain usage||accent, dialect, idiom|
|Antonyms||backward, backwards, rearward, rearwards, back|
|2.||forward forward in time or order or degree|
|Samples||From that time forth.|
From the sixth century onward.
|3.||forward toward the future; forward in time|
|Samples||I like to look ahead in imagination to what the future may bring.|
I look forward to seeing you.
|4.||forward in a forward direction|
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|
|5.||forward near or toward the bow of a ship or cockpit of a plane|
|Samples||The captain went fore (or forward) to check the instruments.|
|Antonyms||abaft, aft, astern|
English verb: forward
|1.||forward (motion) send or ship onward from an intermediate post or station in transit|
|Samples||Forward my mail.|
|Examples||They forward the parcel to their parents, They forward them the parcel|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something.|
Somebody ----s somebody something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody
|Broader (hypernym)||send, ship, transport|