Hypertext Webster Gateway: "forward"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

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

2. Ready; prompt; strongly inclined; in an ill sense,
overready; to hasty.

Only they would that we should remember the poor;
the same which I also was forward to do. --Gal. ii.

Nor do we find him forward to be sounded. --Shak.

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.

I have known men disagreeably forward from their
shyness. --T. Arnold.

4. Advanced beyond the usual degree; advanced for season; as,
the grass is forward, or forward for the season; we have a
forward spring.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

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.

2. To send forward; to send toward the place of destination;
to transmit; as, to forward a letter.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Forward \For"ward\, n. [OE., fr. AS. foreweard; fore before +
weard a ward. See {Ward}, n.]
An agreement; a covenant; a promise. [Obs.]

Tell us a tale anon, as forward is. --Chaucer.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Forward \For"ward\, Forwards \For"wards\, adv. [AS. forweard,
foreweard; for, fore + -weardes; akin to G. vorw["a]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.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

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: situated at or toward the front; "the fore cabins"; "the
forward part of the ship"
3: situated in the front; "the forward section of the aircraft"
4: moving toward a position ahead; "forward motion"; "the
onward course of events" [syn: {onward}]
5: used of temperament or behavior; lacking restraint or
modesty; "a forward child badly in need of discipline"
[ant: {backward}]
6: of the transmission gear causing forward movement in a motor
vehicle; "in a forward gear" [ant: {reverse}]
7: moving forward [syn: {advancing}, {forward-moving}]
n 1: the person who plays the position of forward on a basketball
2: a position on a basketball team
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) [syn: {forwards},
{frontward}, {frontwards}, {forrad}, {forrard}] [ant:
2: forward in time or order or degree; "from that time forth";
"from the sixth century onward" [syn: {forth}, {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" [syn: {ahead}] [ant: {back}, {back}]
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" [syn: {ahead},
{onward}, {onwards}, {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"
[syn: {fore}] [ant: {aft}]
v : send or ship onward from an intermediate post or station in
transit; "forward my mail" [syn: {send on}]

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