Definitions for onwardˈɒn wərd, ˈɔn-
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
on•wardˈɒn wərd, ˈɔn-(adv.)on′wards.
toward a point ahead or in front.
at a position or point in advance.
(adj.)directed or moving onward; forward.
Origin of onward:
forth, forward, onward(adverb)
forward in time or order or degree
"from that time forth"; "from the sixth century onward"
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"
In a forward direction.
Onward Christian soldiers, marching as to war...
There was an onward rush as the gates opened