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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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  • locomotion
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  • ocean

2. 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))

3. 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))

4. 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))

5. 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))

6. forward

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

Antonyms

  • backward

Etymology

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

7. motion

noun. ['ˈmoʊʃən'] the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals.

Synonyms

  • facial gesture
  • wafture
  • sign
  • bowing
  • high-five
  • shrug
  • wave
  • beck
  • waving
  • flourish
  • gesture
  • curtsy
  • obeisance
  • sign of the cross
  • visual communication
  • nod
  • facial expression
  • previous question
  • V sign
  • bow
  • gesticulation

Antonyms

  • dishonor
  • obscurity
  • prominence
  • running

Etymology

  • motion (Anglo-Norman)

8. motion

noun. ['ˈmoʊʃən'] a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something.

Synonyms

  • recoil
  • occurrence
  • repercussion
  • tectonic movement
  • wave
  • pedesis
  • throw
  • approaching
  • turning
  • whirl
  • movement
  • squeeze
  • stroke
  • seek
  • jitter
  • commotion
  • periodic motion
  • Brownian movement
  • occurrent
  • rebound
  • bend
  • bending
  • crustal movement
  • deflection
  • Brownian motion
  • natural event
  • passage
  • backlash
  • deflexion
  • heave
  • happening
  • kick
  • twist
  • passing
  • cam stroke
  • wrench
  • moving ridge
  • change of location
  • wring
  • wobble
  • turn
  • travel
  • undulation
  • periodic movement

Antonyms

  • immotility
  • let go of
  • straight line
  • fall

Etymology

  • motion (Anglo-Norman)

9. motion

noun. ['ˈmoʊʃən'] a change of position that does not entail a change of location.

Synonyms

  • adduction
  • headshaking
  • sweep
  • eurythmics
  • retroflection
  • fetal movement
  • standing
  • motility
  • wave
  • jerking
  • eversion
  • saccade
  • gesture
  • reciprocation
  • prostration
  • inclining
  • everting
  • shutting
  • circumduction
  • quiver
  • movement
  • squatting
  • toss
  • wiggle
  • kneel
  • stroke
  • wriggle
  • squirm
  • change
  • lurch
  • eurhythmics
  • retraction
  • move
  • pitch
  • straddle
  • squat
  • upending
  • reclining
  • jolt
  • kneeling
  • kicking
  • body English
  • inversion
  • inclination
  • jerk
  • closing
  • waver
  • sitting
  • flutter
  • foetal movement
  • pitching
  • disturbance
  • opening
  • retroflexion
  • rotation
  • rotary motion
  • quivering
  • reach
  • headshake
  • flicker
  • dart
  • eurythmy
  • kick
  • abduction
  • stretch
  • span
  • vibration
  • eye movement
  • flit
  • eurhythmy
  • posing
  • reaching
  • agitation

Antonyms

  • opening
  • dirty
  • lose
  • normality

Etymology

  • motion (Anglo-Norman)

10. motion

noun. ['ˈmoʊʃən'] a state of change.

Synonyms

  • state
  • quiver
  • nonmoving
  • unmoving
  • trembling
  • stream
  • vibration
  • shakiness
  • flow
  • moving
  • palpitation
  • precession
  • shaking
  • quivering

Antonyms

  • motionlessness
  • nonmoving
  • destabilize
  • enable

Etymology

  • motion (Anglo-Norman)

Example sentences of the word forward-motion


1. Noun Phrase
Normally, shoes are laced by a simple back and forward motion with the uppermost lace showing as straight across forming a neat lacing.

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