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  Definition of forward
  1. a position on a basketball team
  2. the person who plays the position of forward on a basketball team
  3. send or ship onward from an intermediate post or station in transit; "forward my mail"
  4. moving toward a position ahead; "forward motion"; "the onward course of events"
  5. situated in the front; "the forward section of the aircraft"
  6. at or near or directed toward the front; "the forward section of the aircraft"; "a forward plunge down the stairs"; "forward motion"
  7. of the transmission gear causing forward movement in a motor vehicle; "in a forward gear"
  8. used of temperament or behavior; lacking restraint or modesty; "a forward child badly in need of discipline"
  9. situated at or toward the front; "the fore cabins"; "the forward part of the ship"
  10. moving forward
  11. 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"
  12. 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)
  13. 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"
  14. forward in time or order or degree; "from that time forth"; "from the sixth century onward"
  15. near or toward the bow of a ship or cockpit of a plane; "the captain went fore (or forward) to check the instruments"
Similar Words: send on, onward, advancing, forward-moving, ahead, onwards, forwards, forrader, frontward, frontwards, forrad, forrard, forth, fore

 

See Also: fore(a), progressive, bold

 

Hyponyms: Erving, Julius Erving, Julius Winfield Erving, Dr. J

 

Member Meronyms: basketball team, five

 

Derivational Morphology: forwarding

 

Anagrams: froward

 

Language Translations:
Afrikaans: aanstuur and voor and vorentoe   Bosnian: naprijed and prednji and prenijeti  
Esperanto: antaŭa   Finnish: eteenpäin and etu- and välittää  
French: en avant   German: nach vorne and nachsenden and vorder  
Hindi: अगला and अग्रसरित करना and आगे   Italian: inoltrare  
Japanese: 送る and and 前に   Norwegian: framover and fremre  
Portuguese: avançar   Romanian: înainte  
Russian: вперёд and передний and пересылать   Swedish: framåt and främre and vidarebefodra  
Vietnamese: gửi and trên and đầu  
 
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