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Forward meaning

forward - 12 dictionary results

  1. 1. at or near or directed toward the front; " the forward section of the aircraft"; " a forward plunge down the stairs"; " forward motion"
  2. 2. used of temperament or behavior; lacking restraint or modesty; " a forward child badly in need of discipline"
  3. 3. An agreement; a covenant; a promise.
  4. 4. Alt. of Forwards
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. Ready; prompt; strongly inclined; in an ill sense, overready; to hasty.
  7. 7. 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.
  8. 8. Advanced beyond the usual degree; advanced for season; as, the grass is forward, or forward for the season; we have a forward spring.
  9. 9. 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.
  10. 10. To send forward; to send toward the place of destination; to transmit; as, to forward a letter.
  11. 11. In advance; ready; presumptuous; bold.
  12. 12. Toward the front; onward.

forward - examples of usage

  1. One came forward to meet him. - "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols", William Black.
  2. We're only to look forward. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
  3. She turned and came forward to him: " How do you like it?" - "A Fearful Responsibility and Other Stories", William D. Howells.
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