HyperDic: forward

English > 12 senses of the word forward:
ADVERBallforward, forwards, frontward, frontwards, forrad, forrardat or to or toward the front
allforward, forth, onwardforward in time or order or degree
allforward, aheadtoward the future
allforward, ahead, onward, onwards, forwards, forraderin a forward direction
allforward, forenear or toward the bow of a ship or cockpit of a plane
ADJECTIVEallforwardat or near or directed / directed toward the front
allforwardused of temperament or behavior
allforwardof the transmission gear causing forward movement in a motor vehicle
allforward, advancing, forward-movingmoving forward
VERBmotionforward, send onsend or ship onward from an intermediate post or station in transit
NOUNperson forwardthe person who plays the position of forward in certain games, such as basketball, soccer, or hockey
actforwarda position on a basketball, soccer, or hockey team
forward > pronunciation
Soundsfao'rwerd
RhymesAbelard ... word / Word: 269 rhymes with erd...
English > forward: 12 senses > adjective 1
MeaningAt or near or directed / directed toward the front.
Examples
  • "the forward section of the aircraft"
  • "a forward plunge down the stairs"
  • "forward motion"
Narrowerguardant, gardant, full-facelooking forward
headfirst, headlongWith the head foremost
See alsoforesituated at or toward the bow of a vessel
progressivefavoring / favoring or promoting progress
Oppositebackwarddirected / directed or facing toward the back / back or rear
Spanishdelantero
English > forward: 12 senses > adjective 2
MeaningUsed of temperament or behavior; lacking restraint or modesty.
Example"a forward child badly in need of discipline"
Narrowerassumptive, assuming, presumptuousexcessively forward
brash, cheeky, nervyoffensively bold
bumptious, self-assertiveoffensively self-assertive
fresh, impertinent, impudent, overbold, smart, saucy, sassy, wiseimproperly forward or bold
overfamiliarTaking undue liberties
See alsoboldfearless and daring
Oppositebackward(used of temperament or behavior) marked by a retiring nature
Spanishatrevido, descarado
Catalanatrevit, descarat
Nounsforwardnessoffensive boldness and assertiveness
English > forward: 12 senses > adjective 3
MeaningOf the transmission gear causing forward movement in a motor vehicle.
Example"in a forward gear"
OppositereverseOf the transmission gear causing backward movement in a motor vehicle
English > forward: 12 senses > adjective 4
MeaningMoving forward.
Synonymsadvancing, forward-moving
Broaderprogressivefavoring / favoring or promoting progress
Spanishavanzado
Nounsforwardnessan advanced stage
English > forward: 12 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningThe person who plays the position of forward in certain games, such as basketball, soccer, or hockey.
InstancesErving, Julius Erving, Julius Winfield Erving, Dr. JUnited States basketball forward (born in 1950)
Broaderbasketball player, basketeer, cagerAn athlete who plays basketball
English > forward: 12 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningA position on a basketball, soccer, or hockey team.
Member ofbasketball team, fiveA team that plays basketball
Broaderposition(in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player
Spanishdelantero
Catalandavanter
English > forward: 12 senses > adverb 1
MeaningAt or to or toward the front; ('forrad' and 'forrard' are dialectal variations).
Examples
  • "he faced forward"
  • "step forward"
Synonymsforwards, frontward, frontwards, forrad, forrard
Oppositeback, backward, backwards, rearward, rearwardsAt or to or toward the back / back / back or rear
Usage ofdialect, idiom, accentThe usage or vocabulary that is characteristic of a specific group of people
Spanishadelante, delante, hacia adelante, hacia el frente, p'alante, palante, para adelante
English > forward: 12 senses > adverb 2
MeaningForward in time or order or degree.
Synonymsforth, onward
English > forward: 12 senses > adverb 3
MeaningToward the future; forward in time.
Example "I look forward to seeing you"
Synonymahead
Oppositeback, backwardIn or to or toward a past time
Spanishadelante
English > forward: 12 senses > adverb 4
MeaningIn a forward direction.
Example "they went slowly forward in the mud"
Synonymsahead, onward, onwards, forwards, forrader
English > forward: 12 senses > adverb 5
Meaningnear or toward the bow of a ship or cockpit of a plane.
Example"the captain went fore (or forward) to check the instruments"
Synonymfore
Oppositeaft, abaft, asternAt or near or toward the stern of a ship or tail of an airplane
English > forward: 12 senses > verb 1, motion
MeaningSend or ship onward from an intermediate post or station in transit.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody something; Somebody ----s something to somebody
ModelThey forward the parcel to their parents; They forward them the parcel
Example"forward my mail"
Synonymsend on
Broadertransport, send, shiptransport commercially
Spanishreenviar
Catalanenviar, reenviar, reexpedir
Nounsforwardingthe act of sending on to another destination

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