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forward    : [f'ɔrwɚd]
Forward \For"ward\, a.
1. 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.
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2. Ready; prompt; strongly inclined; in an ill sense,
overready; too hasty.
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Only they would that we should remember the poor;
the same which I also was forward to do. --Gal. ii.
10.
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Nor do we find him forward to be sounded. --Shak.
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3. 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.
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I have known men disagreeably forward from their
shyness. --T. Arnold.
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4. Advanced beyond the usual degree; advanced for the season;
as, the grass is forward, or forward for the season; we
have a forward spring.
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The most forward bud
Is eaten by the canker ere it blow. --Shak.
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Forward \For"ward\, n. [OE., fr. AS. foreweard; fore before
weard a ward. See {Ward}, n.]
An agreement; a covenant; a promise. [Obs.]
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Tell us a tale anon, as forward is. --Chaucer.
Forward


Forward \For"ward\, Forwards \For"wards\, adv. [AS. forweard,
foreweard; for, fore -weardes; akin to G. vorw[aum]rts. The
s is properly a genitive ending. See {For}, {Fore}, and
{-ward}, {-wards}.]
Toward a part or place before or in front; onward; in
advance; progressively; -- opposed to backward.
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Forward \For"ward\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Forwarded}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Forwarding}.]
1. 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.
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2. To send forward; to send toward the place of destination;
to transmit; as, to forward a letter.
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forward
adv 1: 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) [synonym: {forward},
{forwards}, {frontward}, {frontwards}, {forrad},
{forrard}] [ant: {back}, {backward}, {backwards},
{rearward}, {rearwards}]
2: forward in time or order or degree; "from that time forth";
"from the sixth century onward" [synonym: {forth}, {forward},
{onward}]
3: 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" [synonym: {ahead}, {forward}] [ant: {back},
{backward}]
4: 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" [synonym: {ahead},
{onward}, {onwards}, {forward}, {forwards}, {forrader}]
5: near or toward the bow of a ship or cockpit of a plane; "the
captain went fore (or forward) to check the instruments"
[synonym: {fore}, {forward}] [ant: {abaft}, {aft}, {astern}]
adj 1: at or near or directed toward the front; "the forward
section of the aircraft"; "a forward plunge down the
stairs"; "forward motion" [ant: {backward}]
2: used of temperament or behavior; lacking restraint or
modesty; "a forward child badly in need of discipline" [ant:
{backward}]
3: of the transmission gear causing forward movement in a motor
vehicle; "in a forward gear" [ant: {reverse}]
4: moving forward [synonym: {advancing}, {forward}, {forward-
moving}]
n 1: the person who plays the position of forward in certain
games, such as basketball, soccer, or hockey
2: a position on a basketball, soccer, or hockey team
v 1: send or ship onward from an intermediate post or station in
transit; "forward my mail" [synonym: {forward}, {send on}]

403 Moby Thesaurus words for "forward":
a bit previous, accelerate, acculturate, acquiescent, act for,
actuate, address, advance, advanced, advancing, advantage,
adventurous, agog, agreeable, ahead, aid, air-express, airfreight,
airmail, alacritous, alee, all agog, along, ameliorate, amenable,
amend, animate, animated, answer, ante, anterior, anxious, ardent,
arrogant, assist, audacious, avid, back, be instrumental, be right,
befit, befitting, beforehand, benefit, better, bold, boost, bowl,
brash, brazen, brazenfaced, breathless, bring forward, bumptious,
bundle, bunt, bursting to, bustle, busy, busybody, butt, champion,
cheeky, chief, circulate, civilize, clockwise, cold,
come across with, compel, compliant, conduce to, consenting,
consign, content, contribute to, controlled, contumelious, cool,
cooperative, crowd, daredevil, daring, death-defying, decide,
deliver, deliver over, desirous, determine, disdainful, dispatch,
disposed, disrespectful, distribute, do the trick, docile, drive,
drive on, drop a letter, eager, edify, educate, elevate, embark,
emend, en route to, encourage, enhance, enlighten, enrich,
enthusiastic, exhibitionistic, expedite, export, express,
facilitate, facing, familiar, far ahead, fatten, favor, favorable,
favorably disposed, favorably inclined, fill the bill, fire-eating,
firm-minded, first, fit, flagrant, flip, flippant, foolhardy, for,
fore, forehand, foremost, fork over, forth, forward-looking,
forwards, foster, freight, fresh, front, frontal, frontward,
frontwards, full of life, further, game, give an impetus, give in,
give momentum, give out, give over, go between, go straight,
go-ahead, goad, half-baked, half-cocked, hand, hand in, hand out,
hand over, harebrained, haste, hasten, hasten on, hasty, head,
headmost, headward, headwards, help, hie on, hubristic, hurry,
hurry along, hurry on, hurry up, hustle, hustle up, ill-considered,
immodest, impatient, impel, impertinent, importunate, improve,
improve upon, impudent, impulsive, in advance, in the mind,
in the mood, incite, inclined, independent, influence, inquisitive,
insolent, insulting, keen, lard, lead to, leading, lend wings to,
lift, lively, madbrain, madbrained, madcap, mail,
make an improvement, make for, meddlesome, meddling, mediate,
meliorate, mend, minded, minister to, motivate, move, moving,
nervy, nosy, not come amiss, not firm, notorious, nourish, nurture,
obtrusive, officious, on, oncoming, ongoing, onward, onwards, out,
overhasty, overpresumptuous, oversoon, overweening, panting, pass,
pass out, pass over, patronize, pedal, pert, pliant, pole, post,
power, precipitate, precocious, predisposed, premature, press,
presuming, presumptuous, previous, primary, prime, procacious,
proceeding, profit, progressing, progressive, promote, prompt,
prone, propel, prying, push, push forward, push on, push through,
pushful, pushing, pushy, put forward, put in motion, quick,
quicken, railroad through, raise, raring to, rash, reach, ready,
ready and willing, receptive, redound to, refine upon, reform,
remit, render, resign, responsive, roll, route, row, rush,
rush along, rushed, sassy, saucy, self-appointed, self-asserting,
self-assertive, self-controlled, self-expressive, self-possessed,
self-restrained, send, send away, send forth, send off, serve,
set agoing, set forward, set going, set in motion, shameless, ship,
shove, shunt, smart, smart-alecky, snoopy, socialize, speed,
speed along, speed up, spirited, spur, stampede, step up,
straighten out, strong-minded, strong-willed, subserve,
suit the occasion, support, surrender, sweep, sweep along, thrust,
to the fore, too early, too soon, tractable, transfer, transfigure,
transform, transmit, treadle, troll, trundle, turn over,
turn the scale, unabashed, unashamed, unblushing, uncrystallized,
unembarrassed, unjelled, unmatured, unmeditated, unmodest,
unpremeditated, unprepared, unripe, untimely, up, upgrade, uphold,
uplift, uppish, uppity, urge, vanward, vital, vivacious, vivid,
well-developed, well-disposed, well-inclined, whip, whip along,
whip on, wild, wild-ass, willed, willing, willinghearted, work,
zealous, zestful



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