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forward

adjective  /ˈfɔr·wərd/ us  

forward adjective (LEADING)

[not gradable] directed toward the front or in the direction you are facing, or directed toward the future: a forward motion the forward part of an airplane

forward adjective (TOO CONFIDENT)

too noticeable or confident; rude: It was awfully forward of him to invite himself over for dinner.

forward

verb [T]  /ˈfɔr·wərd/ us  

forward verb [T] (SEND)

to send e-mail to someone else or to a different address after you have received it: I’ll forward that e-mail to you. To forward something that you have received means to send it to a different place: The post office will forward my mail while I’m away.

forward

noun [C]  /ˈfɔr·wərd/ us  

forward noun [C] (SPORTS)

a player whose position is nearer the opposing team’s goal in team sports such as basketball, soccer, and hockey

forward

adverb [not gradable]  /ˈfɔr·wərd/ (also forwards,  /ˈfɔr·wərdz/) us  

forward adverb [not gradable] (LEADING)

toward the front, toward the direction in which you are facing, or toward a future time or better condition: I leaned forward and glared at her. The project moved forward slowly. Set your clocks forward one hour to daylight saving time. fig. Because of the story in the paper, a witness came forward (= spoke to authorities).
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