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Meaning of FORWARD

Pronunciation:  'forwurd

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a position on a basketball team
  2. [n]  the person who plays the position of forward on a basketball team
  3. [adv]  in a forward direction; "go ahead"; "the train moved ahead slowly"; "the boat lurched ahead"; "moved onward into the forest"; "they went slowly forward in the mud"
  4. [adv]  at or to or toward the front; "he faced forward"; "step forward"; "she practiced sewing backward as well as frontward on her new sewing machine"; (`forrad' and `forrard' are dialectal variations)
  5. [adv]  toward the future; forward in time; "I like to look ahead in imagination to what the future may bring"; "I look forward to seeing you"
  6. [adv]  forward in time or order or degree; "from that time forth"; "from the sixth century onward"
  7. [adv]  near or toward the bow of a ship or cockpit of a plane; "the captain went fore (or forward) to check the instruments"
  8. [adj]  moving toward a position ahead; "forward motion"; "the onward course of events"
  9. [adj]  situated in the front; "the forward section of the aircraft"
  10. [adj]  at or near or directed toward the front; "the forward section of the aircraft"; "a forward plunge down the stairs"; "forward motion"
  11. [adj]  of the transmission gear causing forward movement in a motor vehicle; "in a forward gear"
  12. [adj]  used of temperament or behavior; lacking restraint or modesty; "a forward child badly in need of discipline"
  13. [adj]  situated at or toward the front; "the fore cabins"; "the forward part of the ship"
  14. [adj]  moving forward
  15. [v]  send or ship onward from an intermediate post or station in transit; "forward my mail"
 

FORWARD is a 7 letter word that starts with F.

 

 Synonyms: advancing, ahead, assuming, assumptive, brash, bumptious, cheeky, first, fore, forrad, forrader, forrard, forth, forward-moving, forwards, fresh, front(a), frontward, frontwards, full-face, gardant(ip), guardant(ip), headfirst, headlong, impertinent, impudent, low, nervy, onward, onward, onwards, overbold, overfamiliar, presumptuous, sassy, saucy, second, self-assertive, send on, smart
 
 Antonyms: abaft, aft, astern, back, backward, backward, backwards, rearward, rearwards, reverse
 
 See Also: basketball player, basketball team, basketeer, bold, cager, Dr. J, Erving, five, fore(a), Julius Erving, Julius Winfield Erving, position, progressive, send, ship, transport

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \For"ward\, n. [OE., fr. AS. foreweard; fore before +
    weard a ward. See {Ward}, n.]
    An agreement; a covenant; a promise. [Obs.]
    
          Tell us a tale anon, as forward is.      --Chaucer.
    
    
  2. \For"ward\, Forwards \For"wards\, adv. [AS. forweard,
    foreweard; for, fore + -weardes; akin to G. vorw["a]rts. The
    s is properly a genitive ending. See {For}, {Fore}, and
    {-ward}, {-wards}.]
    Toward a part or place before or in front; onward; in
    advance; progressively; -- opposed to backward.
    
    
  3. \For"ward\, a.
    1. Near, or at the fore part; in advance of something else;
       as, the forward gun in a ship, or the forward ship in a
       fleet.
    
    2. Ready; prompt; strongly inclined; in an ill sense,
       overready; to hasty.
    
             Only they would that we should remember the poor;
             the same which I also was forward to do. --Gal. ii.
                                                   10.
    
             Nor do we find him forward to be sounded. --Shak.
    
    3. Ardent; eager; earnest; in an ill sense, less reserved or
       modest than is proper; bold; confident; as, the boy is too
       forward for his years.
    
             I have known men disagreeably forward from their
             shyness.                              --T. Arnold.
    
    4. Advanced beyond the usual degree; advanced for season; as,
       the grass is forward, or forward for the season; we have a
       forward spring.
    
    
    
       The most forward bud Is eaten by the canker ere it blow.
                                                   --Shak.
    
    
  4. \For"ward\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Forwarded}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Forwarding}.]
    1. To help onward; to advance; to promote; to accelerate; to
       quicken; to hasten; as, to forward the growth of a plant;
       to forward one in improvement.
    
    2. To send forward; to send toward the place of destination;
       to transmit; as, to forward a letter.
    
    
 
Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

(verb) To send (a copy of) an electronic mail message that you have received on to one or more other addressees. Most e-mail systems can be configured to do this automatically to all or certain messages, e.g. unix sendmail looks for a ".forward" file in the recipient's home directory.

A mailing list server (or "mail exploder") is designed to forward messages automatically to lists of people.

unix manual page: aliases(5).

 
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