forward Meaning, definition in Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "forward" - English Dictionary

See all translations

forwardadverb

uk   /ˈfɔː.wəd/  us   /ˈfɔːr.wɚd/ (also forwards)

forward adverb (DIRECTION)

B1 towards the direction that is in front of you: She leaned forward to whisper something in my ear.
More examples

forward adverb (FUTURE)

B2 towards the future: I always look forward, not back.from that day forward formal after that point: From that day forward they never spoke to each other.
More examples

forward adverb (PROGRESS)

C1 used in expressions related to progress: This is a big step forward for democracy.going forward used, especially in business, to mean "in the future": This could become a problem going forward.
More examples

forwardadjective

uk   /ˈfɔː.wəd/  us   /ˈfɔːr.wɚd/

forward adjective (DIRECTION)

towards the direction that is in front of you: forward motion/movement

forward adjective (FUTURE)

relating to the future: forward planning/thinking

forward adjective (CONFIDENT)

disapproving confident and honest in a way that ignores the usual social rules and might seem rude: Do you think it was forward of me to invite her to dinner when we'd only just met?

forwardverb [T]

uk   /ˈfɔː.wəd/  us   /ˈfɔːr.wɚd/
to send a letter, etc., especially from someone's old address to their new address, or to send a letter, email, etc. that you have received to someone else: I'll forward any mail to your new address. I'll forward his email to you if you're interested.

forwardnoun [C]

uk   /ˈfɔː.wəd/  us   /ˈfɔːr.wɚd/
a player who is in an attacking position in a team
(Definition of forward from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of forward?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “forward” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
stretch the truth

to say something that is not completely honest in order to make someone or something seem better than it really is

Word of the Day

July 4th, Bastille Day, and the language of revolution.
July 4th, Bastille Day, and the language of revolution.
by Liz Walter,
July 01, 2015
With America’s Independence Day on the 4th and France’s Bastille Day on the 14th, July certainly has a revolutionary theme, so this blog looks at words and phrases we use to talk about the dramatic and nation-changing events that these days celebrate. In particular, it focuses on one of the most important

Read More 

generation pause noun
generation pause noun
July 06, 2015
informal young adults who are not able to do things previously typical for their age group such as buy a home or start a family because of lack of money Meanwhile, a new study released last week revealed a quarter of Brits believe they’ll never own a property, leading them to be

Read More