the person who plays the position of forward in certain games, such as basketball, soccer, or hockey
a position on a basketball, soccer, or hockey team
at or near or directed toward the front
"the forward section of the aircraft"; "a forward plunge down the stairs"; "forward motion"
used of temperament or behavior; lacking restraint or modesty
"a forward child badly in need of discipline"
of the transmission gear causing forward movement in a motor vehicle
"in a forward gear"
advancing, forward, forward-moving(verb)
forward, send on(adverb)
send or ship onward from an intermediate post or station in transit
"forward my mail"
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)
forth, forward, onward(adverb)
forward in time or order or degree
"from that time forth"; "from the sixth century onward"
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"
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"
near or toward the bow of a ship or cockpit of a plane
"the captain went fore (or forward) to check the instruments"
an agreement; a covenant; a promise
alt. of Forwards
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
ready; prompt; strongly inclined; in an ill sense, overready; to hasty
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
advanced beyond the usual degree; advanced for season; as, the grass is forward, or forward for the season; we have a forward spring
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
to send forward; to send toward the place of destination; to transmit; as, to forward a letter
Origin: [OE., fr. AS. foreweard; fore before + weard a ward. See Ward, n.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
for′ward, adj. near or at the forepart: in advance of something else: ready: too ready: presumptuous: officious: earnest: early ripe.—v.t. to help on, to quicken: to send on.—advs. For′ward, For′wards, towards what is before or in front: onward: progressively.—ns. For′warder; For′warding, the act of sending forward merchandise, &c., for others.—adv. For′wardly.—n. For′wardness. [A.S. foreweard—fore, and -weard, sig. direction. Forwards—M. E. forwardes—was orig. the gen. form (cf. Ger. vorwärts).]
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'forward' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #769
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'forward' in Written Corpus Frequency: #574
Rank popularity for the word 'forward' in Adverbs Frequency: #84
Rank popularity for the word 'forward' in Adjectives Frequency: #947
The numerical value of forward in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of forward in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I find that a man is as old as his work. If his work keeps him from moving forward, he will look forward with the work.
Motivation is an external, temporary high that PUSHES you forward. Inspiration is a sustainable internal glow which PULLS you forward.
Whenever you take a step forward you are bound to disturb something. You disturb the air as you go forward, you disturb the dust, the ground.
I've never looked forward to a birthday like I'm looking forward to my new daughter's birthday, because two days after that is when I can apply for reinstatement.
With this absolutely clear result we can once again look forward and in relation to the bilateral deals find a way forward, this is a very different starting position than what we had after Feb. 9.
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Translations for forward
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- voor, voort, vorentoe, voorwaarts, aanstuur, verder, verwag, voorspelAfrikaans
- إلى الأمامArabic
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- främre, hädanefter, vidarebefodra, framtida, påflugen, framåt, anfallareSwedish
- imuaTonga (Tonga Islands)
- sevk etmek, yollamak, ileriye, müstakbel, olası, öne, ileri, ön, göndermekTurkish
- gởi tiếp, gửi tiếp, tiếp, đầuVietnamese
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