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Forward may refer to:

In physics:

  • Forward pseudorapidity region, particles traveling very close to the beam in a particle accelerator.
  • Forward converter, a DC-DC converter circuit

In sports:

In literature:

In music:

In politics:

  • Forward (Greenland), a social democratic political party in Greenland
  • Kadima (Hebrew for forward), an Israeli political party

Forward may also refer to:

Forward is the name of:

  • Bob Forward (born 1958), a United States film director; son of Robert L. Forward
  • Robert L. Forward (1932-2002), a United States physicist and science fiction writer
  • Eve Forward, author of fantasy novels, Villains by Necessity and Animist; daughter of Robert L. Forward
  • Walter Forward (1786-1852), 15th U.S. Secretary of the Treasury
  • Chauncey Forward (1793-1839), U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania and Walter's brother

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Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

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English

Most common English words: low « American « bad « #522: forward » remember » fair » blood

Pronunciation

Etymology

Old English foreweard (fore +‎ -ward).

Adjective

forward (comparative more forward, superlative most forward)

Positive
forward

Comparative
more forward

Superlative
most forward

  1. Towards the front or at the front.
    The fire was confined to the forward portion of the store.
  2. Without customary restraint
    I thought his suggestion that we move in together was rather forward.
    1999: "Would you think it forward of me to kiss you?" asked Tristran. — Neil Gaiman, Stardust, pg. 44 (2001 Perennial paperback edition).
  3. (finance) Expected in the future.
    The stock price is currently 12 times forward earnings.

Usage notes

  • The superlative forwardmost can be used for the "toward or at the front" sense. There does not appear to be a "forwardmore".

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Translations

Adverb

forward (comparative further forward, superlative furthest forward)

Positive
forward

Comparative
further forward

Superlative
furthest forward

  1. Towards the front or from the front.
    The bus driver told everyone standing up to move forward.
  2. In the usual direction of travel.
    After spending an hour stuck in the mud, we could once again move forward.
  3. Into the future.
    From this day forward, there will be no more brussels sprouts at the cafeteria.

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Verb

Infinitive
to forward

Third person singular
forwards

Simple past
forwarded

Past participle
forwarded

Present participle
forwarding

to forward (third-person singular simple present forwards, present participle forwarding, simple past and past participle forwarded)

  1. (transitive) To send (something received) to a third party.
    I'll be glad to forward your mail to you while you're gone.

Synonyms

  • (send (something received) to a third party): pass on

Derived terms

Translations

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  • Esperanto: antaŭe de (forward of), antaŭen (forwards)
  • Ido: adavane
  • Korean: 앞으로

Noun

Singular
forward

Plural
forwards

forward (plural forwards)

  1. (rugby) one of the eight players whose primary task is to maintain possession of the ball (compare back)
  2. (soccer) A player on a team in football (soccer) in the row nearest to the opposing team's goal, who are therefore principally responsible for scoring goals.
  3. (ice hockey) An umbrella term for a centre or winger in ice hockey.
  4. (basketball) The small forward or power forward position.
  5. (nautical) The front part of a vessel.
  6. (Internet) An e-mail message designed to be forwarded to many people; an electronic chain letter.

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See also

  • foreword, meaning a preface or introduction

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