Definitions for forwardˈfɔr wərd

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  1. forward(noun)

    the person who plays the position of forward in certain games, such as basketball, soccer, or hockey

  2. forward(adj)

    a position on a basketball, soccer, or hockey team

  3. forward(adj)

    at or near or directed toward the front

    "the forward section of the aircraft"; "a forward plunge down the stairs"; "forward motion"

  4. forward(adj)

    used of temperament or behavior; lacking restraint or modesty

    "a forward child badly in need of discipline"

  5. forward(adj)

    of the transmission gear causing forward movement in a motor vehicle

    "in a forward gear"

  6. advancing, forward, forward-moving(verb)

    moving forward

  7. forward, send on(adverb)

    send or ship onward from an intermediate post or station in transit

    "forward my mail"

  8. forward, forwards, frontward, frontwards, forrad, forrard(adverb)

    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)

  9. forth, forward, onward(adverb)

    forward in time or order or degree

    "from that time forth"; "from the sixth century onward"

  10. ahead, forward(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"

  11. ahead, onward, onwards, forward, forwards, forrader(adverb)

    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. fore, forward(adverb)

    near or toward the bow of a ship or cockpit of a plane

    "the captain went fore (or forward) to check the instruments"

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(1.00 / 1 vote)

  1. Forward(noun)

    an agreement; a covenant; a promise

  2. Forward(adverb)

    alt. of Forwards

  3. Forward(adj)

    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

  4. Forward(adj)

    ready; prompt; strongly inclined; in an ill sense, overready; to hasty

  5. Forward(adj)

    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

  6. Forward(adj)

    advanced beyond the usual degree; advanced for season; as, the grass is forward, or forward for the season; we have a forward spring

  7. Forward(verb)

    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

  8. Forward(verb)

    to send forward; to send toward the place of destination; to transmit; as, to forward a letter

  9. Origin: [OE., fr. AS. foreweard; fore before + weard a ward. See Ward, n.]

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  1. Forward

    Forwards, also known as strikers, are the players on a team in association football who play nearest to the opposing team's goal, and are therefore principally responsible for scoring goals. This very advanced position and its limited defensive responsibilities mean forwards normally score more goals than other players. This position requires intelligence, speed, and power, both of execution and of thought, to perform the role well. Modern team formations usually include one to three forwards; two is the most common. Coaches typically field one striker who plays in an advanced position, and another attacking forward who plays somewhat deeper and assists in making goals as well as scoring. Inside forwards develop from attacking midfield positions and hence are naturally midfielders. FC Barcelona star Lionel Messi is a typical Attacking Midfielder seen as a forward due to his shot accuracy.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'forward' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #769

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'forward' in Written Corpus Frequency: #574

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'forward' in Adverbs Frequency: #84

  4. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'forward' in Adjectives Frequency: #947


Translations for forward

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  • voor, voort, vorentoe, voorwaarts, aanstuur, verder, verwag, voorspelAfrikaans
  • перасла́ць, перасыла́цьBelarusian
  • занапред, нападател, преден, крило, препращам, напред, нататък, нахаленBulgarian
  • atacant, davanter, ala, alerCatalan, Valencian
  • útočník, přední, přeposlat, dopředu, vpředCzech
  • [[ab]] [[diesem]] [[Tag]], vorn, Bug, nachsenden, vorne, ab, weiterleiten, vorwärts, vorlaut, vorderGerman
  • προάγω, εμπρός, προπετής, μπροστά, προωθώ, εμπρόσθιος, επιθετικός, αυθάδης, μπροστινόςGreek
  • impertinenta, antaŭaEsperanto
  • adelante, remitir, avanteSpanish
  • جلوPersian
  • keula, odotettu, lähtien, kokka, uskallettu, uskalias, etinen, eteenpäin, etummainen, etu-, hyökkääjä, välittää, ennustettu, tulevaFinnish
  • en avant, à partir de, avant, cavalier, osé, à partir d'[[aujourd'hui]], [[aller]] [[en]] [[avant]], avancerFrench
  • urrúsach, ar aghaidhIrish
  • הלאה, קדימהHebrew
  • अग्रसरित करना, आगे की ओर, अगला, सामने, भेजना, भविष्य, आगे को चलता करना, आगे, अग्रस्थHindi
  • előre, továbbít, ezután, csatár, kezdve, fogva, továbbHungarian
  • հարձակվողArmenian
  • inoltrare, trasmettere, avantiItalian
  • 送る, 後, 届ける, 転送, 前方, 前, 回送, 渡す, フォワード, 送り渡すJapanese
  • whakamua, whakametometoMāori
  • videresendeNorwegian
  • doorsturenDutch
  • vidaresendeNorwegian Nynorsk
  • baug, framover, framtidig, spiss, direkte, fremre, forward, heretterNorwegian
  • napastnik, do przoduPolish
  • esperado, futuro, [[para]] [[frente]], atrevido, proa, frontal, atacante, repassar, dianteiro, adiante, fronteiro, avante, em diantePortuguese
  • înainteRomanian
  • нахальный, дерзкий, передовой, пересылать, далее, дальше, нападающий, переправить, нос, вперёд, впредь, форвард, переправлять, передний, переслать, развязныйRussian
  • послати, unapred, prenijeti, naprijed, напред, poslati, напријед, prednji, napred, проследити, отпослати, proslediti, пренијети, otposlati, предњиSerbo-Croatian
  • útočníkSlovak
  • främre, hädanefter, vidarebefodra, framtida, påflugen, framåt, anfallareSwedish
  • imuaTonga (Tonga Islands)
  • sevk etmek, yollamak, ileriye, müstakbel, olası, öne, ileri, ön, göndermekTurkish
  • آگےUrdu
  • gởi tiếp, gửi tiếp, tiếp, đầuVietnamese

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