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Pronunciation: /ˈfɔːrwərd; ˈfɔːwəd/
Pronunciation: /-z/
(especially British English/especialmente inglés británico) forwards

Translation of forward in Spanish:


  • 1.1 (toward the front) [bend/slope/lean] hacia adelante she rushed forward to greet him corrió a saludarlo let's sit further forward sentémonos más adelante a great leap/step forward un gran salto/paso (hacia) adelante see also come forward, step forward
    Example sentences
    • The ball has to stop at the top of the backswing and change directions to travel forward.
    • Just then, the black car in front of us moved forward and disappeared, then it was our turn.
    • I turned to face him, finally meeting his gaze before leaning forward and kissing him softly.
    1.2 [Nautical/Náutica] /ˈfɔːrərd/ hacia la proa
    Example sentences
    • Then Hayes moved aft, across a passageway to the starboard side of the ship, and forward.
    • The submersible is housed in a trunk below the deck of the ship just forward of the bridge.
    • The other common merchant ship layout is all holds forward with a superstructure aft.
    1.3 (in time) [formal] en adelante from this day forward desde hoy en adelante see alsobring, carry
    Example sentences
    • But the main thrust of his speech was looking forward to the future of British farming.
    • But we think at this time and looking forward to our future that we would like to stay with one team and focus our resources on one team.
    • Thus there are very few people who do not look back to the past with a sense of longing or forward to the future with a sense of unease.


  • 1 (before noun/delante del nombre) 1.1 (in direction) [movement/motion] hacia adelante to buy dollars forward [Business/Comercio] comprar dólares a plazo or a término 1.2 [positions] [Military/Militar] de vanguardia forward line [Sport/Deporte] línea (feminine) delantera 1.3 [Nautical/Náutica] de proa
  • 3 (assertive, pushy) atrevido, descarado I don't wish to appear forward, but … no quisiera parecer atrevida, pero …

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 1.1 (to a different address) [mail/baggage] enviar*, mandar please forward hacer* seguir 1.2 (send) [Business/Comercio] enviar, remitir please forward your price list le agradeceríamos nos enviara or remitiera su lista de precios [formal]
  • 2 (advance) [formal] [plan/career/interests] promover*

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