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adverb (also forwards)
1toward the front; in the direction that one is facing or traveling:he started up the engine and the car moved forward Lori leaned forward over the table in, near, or toward the bow or nose of a ship or aircraft. in the normal order or sequence:the number was the same backward as forward 2onward so as to make progress; toward a successful conclusion:there’s no way forward for the relationship into a position of prominence or notice:he is pushing forward a political ally 3toward the future; ahead in time:from that day forward, the assembly was at odds with us to an earlier time:the special issue has been moved forward to winter
1directed or facing toward the front or the direction that one is facing or traveling:forward flight the pilot’s forward view positioned near the enemy lines:troops moved to the forward areas (in sports) moving toward the opponents' goal:a forward pass in, near, or toward the bow or nose of a ship or aircraft. Electronics (of a voltage applied to a semiconductor junction) in the direction that allows significant current to flow. 2 [attributive] relating to or concerned with the future:forward planning 3moving or tending onward to a successful conclusion:the decision is a forward step 3developing or acting earlier than expected or required; advanced or precocious:an alarmingly forward yet painfully vulnerable child 4(of a person) bold or familiar in manner, especially in a presumptuous way.
1an attacking player in basketball, hockey, or other sports. Football an offensive or defensive lineman.
verb [with object]
1send (a letter or e-mail) on to a further destination: (as adjective forwarding)a forwarding address hand over or send (an official document):their final report was forwarded to the Commanding Officer dispatch (goods): (as adjective forwarding)a freight forwarding company 2help to advance (something); promote:the scientists are forwarding the development of biotechnology