Synonyms
Etymology

1. onward

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

Synonyms

  • forward

Etymology

  • -ward (English)
  • -weard (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • on (English)
  • on (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Onward

  • awkward
  • awkward
  • aylward
  • backward
  • buzzword
  • carryforward
  • cloward
  • derward
  • dorward
  • downward
  • durward
  • eastward
  • eduard
  • edward
  • gatward
  • goward
  • hallward
  • harward
  • hayward
  • heyward

Example sentences of the word onward


1. Adverb
They treat female patients of all ages, from pubescent teens onward.

2. Noun, singular or mass
The Byzantine Empire had a large influence on the characteristics of mosaic art from the fifth century onward.

Quotes containing the word onward


1. Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger, even though sometimes it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and grieves which we endure help us in our marching onward.
- Henry Ford

2. Another glorious Sierra day in which one seems to be dissolved and absorbed and sent pulsing onward we know not where. Life seems neither long nor short, and we take no more heed to save time or make haste than do the trees and stars. This is true freedom, a good practical sort of immortality.
- John Muir, My First Summer in the Sierra

3. Artemis: "Right, brothers. Onward. Imagine yourself seated at a cafe in Montmartre."Myles: "In Paris."Artemis: "Yes, Paris. And try as you will, you cannot attract the waiter's attention. What do you do?"Beckett: "Umm...tell Butler to jump-jump-jump on his head?"Myles: "I agree with simple-toon."Artemis: "No! You simply raise one finger and say clearly 'ici, garcon.'"Beckett: "Itchy what?
- Eoin Colfer

2. onward

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

Synonyms

  • forwards
  • ahead
  • onwards
  • forrader

Antonyms

  • backward
  • aft
  • regressive
  • back

Etymology

  • -ward (English)
  • -weard (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • on (English)
  • on (Middle English (1100-1500))
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