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English adjective: forward

1. forward at or near or directed toward the front


SamplesThe forward section of the aircraft.
A forward plunge down the stairs.
Forward motion.


Similarfull-face, gardant, guardant, headfirst, headlong


See alsofore, progressive


Antonymsbackward

2. forward used of temperament or behavior; lacking restraint or modesty


SamplesA forward child badly in need of discipline.


Similarassuming, assumptive, brash, bumptious, cheeky, fresh, impertinent, impudent, nervy, overbold, overfamiliar, presumptuous, sassy, saucy, self-assertive, smart, wise


See alsobold


Antonymsbackward

3. forward of the transmission gear causing forward movement in a motor vehicle


SamplesIn a forward gear.


Antonymsreverse

4. forward moving forward


Synonymsadvancing, forward-moving


Similarprogressive


Antonymsregressive


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 hyponymDr. J, Erving, Julius Erving, Julius Winfield Erving

2. forward (act) a position on a basketball, soccer, or hockey team


Broader (hypernym)position


Member meronymbasketball team, five


English adverb: forward

1. forward at or to or toward the front


SamplesHe faced forward.
Step forward.
She practiced sewing backward as well as frontward on her new sewing machine.


Synonymsforrad, forrard, forwards, frontward, frontwards


Domain usageaccent, dialect, idiom


Antonymsbackward, backwards, rearward, rearwards, back

2. forward forward in time or order or degree


SamplesFrom that time forth.
From the sixth century onward.


Synonymsforth, onward

3. forward toward the future; forward in time


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


Synonymsahead


Antonymsbackward, back

4. forward in a forward direction


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


Synonymsahead, forrader, forwards, onward, onwards

5. forward near or toward the bow of a ship or cockpit of a plane


SamplesThe captain went fore (or forward) to check the instruments.


Synonymsfore


Antonymsabaft, aft, astern


English verb: forward

1. forward (motion) send or ship onward from an intermediate post or station in transit


SamplesForward my mail.


ExamplesThey forward the parcel to their parents, They forward them the parcel


Synonymssend on


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)send, ship, transport









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