for|ward1 [ `fɔrwərd ] function word ***
Forward can be used in the following ways:
as an adverb:
I stepped forward to greet him.
as an adjective:
I hope you don't think I'm being too forward.
The marines took up forward positions.
as part of the preposition phrase forward of:
two yards forward of the vehicle
1. ) in the direction in front of you
a ) moving in the direction in front of you:
The car started to roll forward very slowly.
Suddenly the door opened, blocking my forward movement.
I reached forward to touch her hand, but she moved it away.
b ) looking in the direction that is in front of you
2. ) nearer the front in a position toward the front of a room or vehicle:
Let's sit farther forward so we can see the stage better.
the forward part of the train
3. ) toward the future or a better state
a ) thinking about or planning for the future, especially in a hopeful way:
We are looking forward to new possibilities.
b ) progressing or getting better as time passes:
Officials concede that the way forward will not be easy.
a giant leap forward in computer technology
c ) from that day/time/moment etc. forward starting at that day/time etc. and continuing on into the future:
From that day forward, he never read another book.
4. ) confident very confident and direct about saying what you think, in a way that is not socially appropriate:
Was I being too forward when I asked to stay the weekend?
5. ) to a later time on a clock if you set a clock or watch forward, you change the time it shows to a later time
forward of FORMAL
in front of someone or something:
The men were fighting forward of the main line of defense.
for|ward 2 [ `fɔrwərd ] verb transitive
1. ) to send a letter, package, e-mail, etc. that has been sent to your address to someone else at another address:
Your enquiry has been forwarded to our head office.
2. ) to help something to progress or get better:
a good opportunity to forward your cause
for|ward 3 [ `fɔrwərd ] noun count
a player in a game such as basketball, soccer, or HOCKEY whose job is to attack the other team and score

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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