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for·ward

forward

 
pronunciation:
for wrd
parts of speech:
adverb, adjective, noun, transitive verb
part of speech: adverb
definition 1: at or toward a place or time beyond; further on; ahead.
Finally, the line moved forward as the theater doors were opened.He looked forward to a time when he would be able to spend time in his garden.
synonyms:
ahead, hence, on, onward
antonyms:
backward
similar words:
along, fore, forth, out, thence
definition 2: toward the front; onward.
She moved forward so she could hear the professor better.
synonyms:
frontward, onward
antonyms:
abaft, backward
definition 3: closer, within view, or into a prominent position.
He came forward with a confession.
synonyms:
forth, out
definition 4: in continuation.
They're going forward with their lawsuit.
synonyms:
on
similar words:
onward
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: directed at or toward a place or time beyond.
They found seats in the forward part of the train.
synonyms:
anterior, foremost, frontal, headmost, onward
antonyms:
backward, retrograde
similar words:
advancing, fore, front, progressing, progressive
definition 2: being in advance.
synonyms:
advanced, early
similar words:
advance, precocious
definition 3: eager or ready.
synonyms:
ready, willing
similar words:
avid, eager, game, prompt
definition 4: bold or presumptuous.
I thought he was a bit forward asking for her address.
synonyms:
bold, brash, fresh, presumptuous, saucy
antonyms:
bashful, retiring
similar words:
audacious, brassy, brazen, cheeky, cocky, familiar, flip, free, impertinent, impudent, insolent, obtrusive, officious, rude, smart, unmannerly
definition 5: causing movement ahead.
Put the car in forward gear.
antonyms:
reverse
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: in sports such as soccer and basketball, a player whose position on offense is usu. closest to the opposing team's goal.
definition 2: the state of a mechanism that causes forward movement, esp. a gear in an automobile transmission. (Cf. reverse.)
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: forwarded, forwarding, forwards
definition 1: to send (mail) on, esp. to the addressee's new address.
similar words:
consign, mail, pass, relay, reroute, send, transmit
definition 2: to help along or advance; promote.
synonyms:
advance, encourage, foster, further, promote
antonyms:
balk
similar words:
aid, assist, back, champion, help, nourish, second
derivations: forwardly (adv.), forwards (adv.)