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We continued to move forward without loss of time, hoping to be able to reach the wood described by the Indians before all our horses should become exhausted.
William Henry Ashley

Meaning of "forward" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD FORWARD

Old English foreweard.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF FORWARD

forward  [ˈfɔːwəd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF FORWARD

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Forward is a verb and can also act as a noun, an adjective and an adverb.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb forward in English.



The adverb is an invariable part of the sentence that can change, explain or simplify a verb or another adverb.

WHAT DOES FORWARD MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Forward

Forward may refer to: ▪ Forward ▪ Relative direction, where forward is the opposite of backwardForward, a young person who exhibits behavior that is too mature for their age.

Definition of forward in the English dictionary

The first definition of forward in the dictionary is directed or moving ahead. Other definition of forward is lying or situated in or near the front part of something. Forward is also presumptuous, pert, or impudent.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO FORWARD

PRESENT

Present
I forward
you forward
he/she/it forwards
we forward
you forward
they forward
Present continuous
I am forwarding
you are forwarding
he/she/it is forwarding
we are forwarding
you are forwarding
they are forwarding
Present perfect
I have forwarded
you have forwarded
he/she/it has forwarded
we have forwarded
you have forwarded
they have forwarded
Present perfect continuous
I have been forwarding
you have been forwarding
he/she/it has been forwarding
we have been forwarding
you have been forwarding
they have been forwarding
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I forwarded
you forwarded
he/she/it forwarded
we forwarded
you forwarded
they forwarded
Past continuous
I was forwarding
you were forwarding
he/she/it was forwarding
we were forwarding
you were forwarding
they were forwarding
Past perfect
I had forwarded
you had forwarded
he/she/it had forwarded
we had forwarded
you had forwarded
they had forwarded
Past perfect continuous
I had been forwarding
you had been forwarding
he/she/it had been forwarding
we had been forwarding
you had been forwarding
they had been forwarding
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will forward
you will forward
he/she/it will forward
we will forward
you will forward
they will forward
Future continuous
I will be forwarding
you will be forwarding
he/she/it will be forwarding
we will be forwarding
you will be forwarding
they will be forwarding
Future perfect
I will have forwarded
you will have forwarded
he/she/it will have forwarded
we will have forwarded
you will have forwarded
they will have forwarded
Future perfect continuous
I will have been forwarding
you will have been forwarding
he/she/it will have been forwarding
we will have been forwarding
you will have been forwarding
they will have been forwarding
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would forward
you would forward
he/she/it would forward
we would forward
you would forward
they would forward
Conditional continuous
I would be forwarding
you would be forwarding
he/she/it would be forwarding
we would be forwarding
you would be forwarding
they would be forwarding
Conditional perfect
I would have forward
you would have forward
he/she/it would have forward
we would have forward
you would have forward
they would have forward
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been forwarding
you would have been forwarding
he/she/it would have been forwarding
we would have been forwarding
you would have been forwarding
they would have been forwarding
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you forward
we let´s forward
you forward
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to forward
Past participle
forwarded
Present Participle
forwarding
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH FORWARD


carry-forward
ˈkærɪˌfɔːwəd
carryforward
ˌkærɪˈfɔːwəd
flashforward
ˈflæʃˌfɔːwəd
henceforward
ˌhensˈfɔːwəd
leeward
ˈliːwəd
overforward
ˌəʊvəˈfɔːwəd
seaward
ˈsiːwəd
shoreward
ˈʃɔːwəd
straightforward
ˌstreɪtˈfɔːwəd
thenceforward
ˈðɛnsˈfɔːwəd
throw-forward
ˌθrəʊˈfɔːwəd
vaward
ˈvɔːwəd

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE FORWARD

forwander
forward bias
forward buying
forward contract
forward delivery
forward exchange market
forward exchange rate
forward gear
forward integration
forward line
forward market
forward pass
forward planning
forward post
forward quotation
forward rate
forward roll
forward sale
forward slash
forward voltage

WORDS THAT END LIKE FORWARD

afterward
award
bearward
bring forward
carry forward
centre forward
come forward
equatorward
fashion-forward
fast forward
fast-forward
full forward
go-forward
Great Leap Forward
half-forward
power forward
put forward
rearward
small forward
store and forward
the Great Leap Forward

Synonyms and antonyms of forward in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «FORWARD»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «forward» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of forward

Translation of «forward» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF FORWARD

Find out the translation of forward to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of forward from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «forward» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

向前地
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

hacia adelante
570 millions of speakers

English

forward
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

आगे
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

إلَى الَأمَام
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

вперед
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

adiante
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অগ্রবর্তী
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

en avant
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Ke hadapan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

vorwärts
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

前方へ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

앞으로
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Maju
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

lên trước
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

முன்னோக்கி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अग्रेषित करा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ileri
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

avanti
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

naprzód
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

вперед
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

înainte
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

προς τα εμπρός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

vorentoe
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

framåt
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

framover
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of forward

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «FORWARD»

The term «forward» is very widely used and occupies the 2.108 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «FORWARD» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «forward» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «forward» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about forward

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «FORWARD»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word forward.
1
Greg Akcelrod
This art of acting is a process I love very much. It's an unbelievably fulfilling experience for me and I look forward to building upon my art in the years to come.
2
Ayaan Hirsi Ali
When a 'Life of Brian' comes out with Muhammad in the lead role, directed by an Arab equivalent of Theo van Gogh, it will be a huge step forward.
3
Richard V. Allen
If it is widely assumed that the new President cannot move forward simply because of a narrow victory, there can easily develop a sense of unease and uncertainty, adversely affecting every sector of American society, our economy and the perception of other nations.
4
William Henry Ashley
We continued to move forward without loss of time, hoping to be able to reach the wood described by the Indians before all our horses should become exhausted.
5
Jim Barksdale
We also provide a lot of services with our consulting group that allow people to take maximum advantage of the Net economy. Those all seem to resonate with customers and are providing a good strong base going forward.
6
Bill Berry
I loved my 17 years with R.E.M., but I'm ready to reflect, assess and move on to a different phase of my life. The four of us will continue our close friendship, and I look forward to hearing their future efforts as the world's biggest R.E.M. fan.
7
Lloyd Blankfein
I don't look forward to a time when every politician, every legislator goes to Washington absolutely committed to an extreme point of view. Elected representatives are sent to Washington to compromise, not to never compromise.
8
Bobby Brown
I look forward to putting out the new CD and doing the television performances to show everyone that B. Brown is back. In fact, I never left.
9
Roger Clemens
But I'm not looking forward to trying to strike out a lot of guys.
10
Jack Davenport
Before my son was born, I use to tell people that I was looking forward to no longer being the star of my own movie; then Harry came along, and it was like, 'Whoa, I'm really not!'

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FORWARD»

Discover the use of forward in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to forward and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Pay It Forward
PAY IT FORWARD begins when social studies teacher Reuben St Clair gives his class an extra assignment: implement a plan that will change the world.
Catherine Ryan Hyde, 2012
2
Scrolling Forward: Making Sense of Documents in the Digital Age
Examines the commonplace documents of everyday life--receipts, letters, memos, and books--to reveal what they say about our society, culture, values, and way of life.
David M. Levy, 2001
3
The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management
This book does a good job explaining the techniques, leadership skills, and people management skills that drive project success." –– Arpan Shah, Director of Microsoft Project, Microsoft Corporation
Eric Verzuh, 2011
4
Best Foot Forward
In this sequel to the beloved Rules of the Road, Jenna Boller is dripping with newfound maturity after her life-altering summer on the road.
Joan Bauer, 2006
5
Forward Motion
In this book, master pianist Hal Galper also shows how get that feeling of forward motion and also how to use melody guide tones correctly, how to line up the strong beat in a bar with the strongest chord notes, and much more!
Hal Galper, 2011
6
The Lean Forward Moment: Create Compelling Stories for Film, ...
In this groundbreaking book Norman Hollyn outlines his 'Lean Forward Moment Method' of storytelling that applies to all aspects of the film-making process and media production.
Norman Hollyn, 2008
7
Lean Forward Into Your Life: Begin Each Day As If It Were on ...
Each section of Lean Forward into Your Life opens with a hand-lettered aphorism in the author's signature collage style. The essays, stories, and exercises that follow are designed to bring the reader into her or his own uncommon life.
Mary Anne Radmacher, 2007
8
Rwanda Fast Forward: Social, Economic, Military and ...
The authors explore the outlook of Rwanda in the context of development of East Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Maddalena Campioni, Patrick Noack, 2012
9
Rewind, Play, Fast Forward: The Past, Present and Future of ...
For the first time, this volume brings together different disciplines as well as journalists, museum curators, and gallery owners.
Henry Keazor, Thorsten Wübbena, 2010
10
Two Steps Forward
Chapter. %. Ben. During the miserable week we secretly traveled around Northern California, land of stupid, quaint San Francisco with all the queues and the fog- rimmed, cliff-side coastline that made me carsick, many times after the natives ...
Rachel Cohn, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «FORWARD»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term forward is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Patton comes through first game back
GWS Giants key AFL forward Jonathon Patton is prepared to bide his time for a recall to the senior side after successfully negotiating his first ... «The Age, Jul 15»
2
'Flash' forward to Season 2 with this clip
Fans of CW's The Flash still have to wait about three months until the Season 2 premiere on Oct. 6, but producers threw them a few bones ... «USA TODAY, Jul 15»
3
Brewers' Peralta takes another step forward
I know he's champing at the bit to get back. He's anxious to get back, and you look forward to it." (h/t Brewers.com) Photo Credit: AP Photo/Bill ... «FOXSports.com, Jul 15»
4
Victor looking forward to Bakkies clash
“In those days I was a fully-fledged lock who weighed in at 120 kilograms, while Bakkies was a typical loose-forward, weighing in at 105 ... «SuperSport, Jul 15»
5
Hong Kong CE Leung Chun-ying in Beijing to map way forward
Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying travels to Beijing today for a specially convened meeting with state leaders in which mapping a ... «South China Morning Post, Jul 15»
6
Real Salt Lake forward Sebastian Jaime goes from hero to goat in …
11 minutes from the end of the match, RSL forward Joao Plata played a ball wide to Javier Morales who played a brilliant, low cross towards the ... «MLSsoccer.com, Jul 15»
7
How Omar Sharif Worked For Religious Tolerance
... Brice transcended stereotypes and prejudice.” Benjamin Ivry is a frequent contributor to the Forward. Recommend FacebookGoogle+Twitter ... «Forward, Jul 15»
8
LawCo commission moving forward with sales tax increase
Lawrence Commission Chairman Joey Hargrove said moving forward with the advertisement now will get the requirement out of the way in ... «The Decatur Daily, Jul 15»
9
Report: Timberwolves to trade forward Chase Budinger to Pacers
The Minnesota Timberwolves have agreed to trade forward Chase Budinger to the Indiana Pacers, according to Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski. «SI.com, Jul 15»
10
Man who jumped on Broadway stage comes forward: 'I saw the …
Long Island man nicknamed the Juice Jackal says of attempt to charge cellphone on stage: 'Girls were calling all day. What would you do?'. «The Guardian, Jul 15»

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