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forward British & World English

In the direction that one is facing or travelling; towards the front

forward English Thesaurus

the traffic moved slowly forward

put the clocks back British & World English

Adjust clocks or watches backwards (or forwards) to take account of official changes in time

set forth British & World English

Begin a journey

cab-forward British & World English

Denoting a design of car or truck in which the driver’s or passenger compartment is placed so as to extend further forward than the standard position

go forward British & World English

(Of a clock) be set to a later standard time, especially summertime

come forward British & World English

Volunteer oneself for a task or post or to give evidence about a crime

fast forward British & World English

A control on a tape or video recorder for winding the tape forward rapidly

forward pass British & World English

A pass thrown from behind the line of scrimmage in a forward direction, toward the opponent’s goal

forward slash British & World English

A slash (/), especially as used in website addresses and computer commands (in contrast to backslash)

full forward British & World English

The centrally positioned player in front of the goal on the forward line of the attacking team

loose forward British & World English

A forward who plays at the back of the scrum

power forward British & World English

A large forward who plays in the area near the opposing team’s basket

small forward British & World English

A versatile forward who is effective outside the key as well as near the net

step forward British & World English

Offer one’s help or services

centre forward British & World English

An attacker who plays in the middle of the field

corner forward British & World English

(In hurling) a player in an attacking position on the wing

fashion-forward British & World English

(Of a person or style of clothing) very fashionable

forward-looking British & World English

Favouring innovation and development; progressive

forward-looking English Thesaurus

meanwhile, the forward-looking countries of Europe forged ahead

forward contract British & World English

An informal agreement traded through a broker-dealer network to buy and sell specified assets, typically currency, at a specified price at a certain future date

forward scattering British & World English

The scattering of radiation involving a change of direction of less than 90 degrees, in particular the propagation of high-frequency radio waves beyond the horizon by scattering or reflection from the ionosphere

pay it forward British & World English

Respond to a person’s kindness to oneself by being kind to someone else

Great Leap Forward British & World English

An unsuccessful attempt made under Mao Zedong in China 1958–60 to hasten the process of industrialization and improve agricultural production by reorganizing the population into large rural collectives and adopting labour-intensive industrial methods

store-and-forward British & World English

Relating to or denoting a data network in which messages are routed to one or more intermediate stations where they may be stored before being forwarded to their destinations

Great Leap Forward New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

attempted collectivization of industry and agriculture in China 1958–60

put someone forward British & World English

Recommend someone as a suitable candidate for a job or position

put something forward British & World English

Submit a plan, proposal, or theory for consideration

bring something forward British & World English

Move a meeting or event to an earlier date or time

carry something forward British & World English

Transfer figures to a new page or account

take something forward British & World English

Take responsibility for dealing with a task or developing a project

brought forward in bring something forward British & World English

(In bookkeeping) transfer a total sum from the bottom of one page to the top of the next

put one's best foot forward British & World English

Embark on an undertaking with as much effort and determination as possible

go forward in go1 British & World English

(Of a clock) be set to a later standard time, especially summertime

come forward in come British & World English

Volunteer oneself for a task or post or to give evidence about a crime

step forward in step British & World English

Offer one’s help or services

brought forward in bring British & World English

(In bookkeeping) transfer a total sum from the bottom of one page to the top of the next

put someone forward in put British & World English

Recommend someone as a suitable candidate for a job or position

put something forward in put British & World English

Submit a plan, proposal, or theory for consideration

fast-forward in fast forward British & World English

Wind (a tape) forward rapidly

feedforward British & World English

The modification or control of a process using its anticipated results or effects

lock forward in lock1 British & World English

A player in the second row of a scrum

prop forward in prop1 British & World English

A forward at either end of the front row of a scrum


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