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1. forward

adverb. ['ˈfɔrwɝd'] at or to or toward the front; (forrad' andforrard' are dialectal variations).

Synonyms

  • frontward
  • forrard
  • forrad
  • frontwards

Antonyms

  • stupid
  • unintelligent
  • styleless
  • manual

Etymology

  • foreward (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • foreweard (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Forward

  • shoreward
  • norward
  • dorward

How do you spell forward? Is it foward ?

A common misspelling of forward is foward

Example sentences of the word forward


1. Adverb
If it does not, there is a leak that needs to be corrected before moving forward.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Disconnect the forward lamp harness clips and washer fluid hose.

Quotes containing the word forward


1. If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.
- Henry Ford

2. I'm always swimming forward like a shark. You just keep going and you don't rest. I love waking up knowing that I have a problem to solve.
- Nile Rodgers

3. Life is a series of punches. It presents a lot of challenges. It presents a lot of hardship, but the people that are able to take those punches and able to move forward are the ones that really do have a lot of success and have a lot of joy in their life and have a lot of stories to tell, too.
- Josh Turner

2. forward-moving

adjective. moving forward.

Synonyms

  • forward
  • progressive

Antonyms

  • timid
  • backward
  • aft

3. forward

adjective. ['ˈfɔrwɝd'] at or near or directed toward the front.

Synonyms

  • progressive
  • full-face
  • fore
  • guardant
  • headfirst
  • gardant

Antonyms

  • regressive
  • backward
  • unacknowledged
  • unaggressive

Etymology

  • foreward (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • foreweard (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. forward

adverb. ['ˈfɔrwɝd'] forward in time or order or degree.

Synonyms

  • forth

Antonyms

  • mild
  • old

Etymology

  • foreward (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • foreweard (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. forward

adverb. ['ˈfɔrwɝd'] in a forward direction.

Synonyms

  • ahead
  • onwards
  • onward
  • forrader

Antonyms

  • unadventurous
  • cowardly
  • gradual
  • inconspicuous

Etymology

  • foreward (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • foreweard (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. forward

verb. ['ˈfɔrwɝd'] send or ship onward from an intermediate post or station in transit.

Synonyms

  • send on
  • send
  • ship

Antonyms

  • salty
  • foolish
  • imprudent
  • ill-advised

Etymology

  • foreward (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • foreweard (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. forward

adverb. ['ˈfɔrwɝd'] toward the future; forward in time.

Antonyms

  • backward

Etymology

  • foreward (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • foreweard (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. forward

adjective. ['ˈfɔrwɝd'] moving forward.

Synonyms

  • forward-moving
  • progressive

Antonyms

  • relevant
  • spiritless
  • afraid

Etymology

  • foreward (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • foreweard (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. forward

adjective. ['ˈfɔrwɝd'] used of temperament or behavior; lacking restraint or modesty.

Synonyms

  • self-assertive
  • bumptious
  • assuming
  • impudent
  • impertinent
  • brash
  • overbold
  • bold
  • smart
  • fresh
  • wise
  • overfamiliar
  • cheeky
  • sassy
  • saucy
  • nervy
  • presumptuous

Antonyms

  • backward
  • unassertive
  • beseeching
  • respectful

Etymology

  • foreward (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • foreweard (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. forward

noun. ['ˈfɔrwɝd'] the person who plays the position of forward in certain games, such as basketball, soccer, or hockey.

Synonyms

  • cager
  • basketeer

Antonyms

  • dirty
  • impure
  • dry

Etymology

  • foreward (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • foreweard (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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