|1.||[ adverb ] at or to or toward the front|
|Synonyms:||frontward frontwards forrad forrard forwards|
"he faced forward" "step forward" "she practiced sewing backward as well as frontward on her new sewing machine" (`forrad' and `forrard' are dialectal variations)
|Related terms:||back dialect|
|2.||[ adjective ] at or near or directed toward the front|
"the forward section of the aircraft" "a forward plunge down the stairs" "forward motion"
|Related terms:||backward guardant headfirst full-face progressive fore|
|3.||[ adverb ] forward in time or order or degree|
"from that time forth" "from the sixth century onward"
|4.||[ adverb ] in a forward direction|
|Synonyms:||ahead forwards onwards forrader onward|
"go ahead" "the train moved ahead slowly" "the boat lurched ahead" "moved onward into the forest" "they went slowly forward in the mud"
|5.||[ adverb ] 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"
|Related terms:||back back|
|6.||[ verb ] (transportation) send or ship onward from an intermediate post or station in transit|
"forward my mail"
|Related terms:||transport forwarding|
|7.||[ adjective ] moving toward a position ahead|
"forward motion" "the onward course of events"
|8.||[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 16944|
|9.||[ adjective ] situated at or toward the front|
"the fore cabins" "the forward part of the ship"
|10.||[ adjective ] used of temperament or behavior; lacking restraint or modesty|
"a forward child badly in need of discipline"
|Related terms:||backward fresh fresh brash assumptive familiar bumptious bold|
|11.||[ adjective ] moving forward|
|12.||[ adjective ] situated in the front|
"the forward section of the aircraft"
|13.||[ noun ] (sport,basketball) the person who plays the position of forward on a basketball team|
|Related terms:||basketball_player dr._j|
|14.||[ adverb ] (nautical) near or toward the bow of a ship or cockpit of a plane|
"the captain went fore (or forward) to check the instruments"
|15.||[ adjective ] of the transmission gear causing forward movement in a motor vehicle|
"in a forward gear"
|Related terms:||reverse second first|
|16.||[ noun ] (sport,basketball) a position on a basketball team|
|Related terms:||position basketball_team|