forward adverb (DIRECTION)
- She leaned forward to stroke the dog but quickly drew back when she saw its teeth.
- She moved her castle forward three squares.
- Come forward a bit and stand on the line.
- You will run forward at my command.
- Traffic moved forward at a crawl.
forward adverb (FUTURE)
from that day forward
- We look forward to greater success in the coming year.
- I'm looking forward to seeing you all next month.
- From that day forward they never spoke to each other.
- I'm not looking forward to Christmas this year.
- I shall look forward to meeting you next week.
forward adverb (PROGRESS)
- No one is sure whether this plan will work, but it's a step forward.
- Sweden has shown the way forward on energy efficiency.
- Their research has pushed forward the frontiers of knowledge.
- After two years in neutral, the economy is finally moving forward again.
- An additional grant has enabled the team to push forward with research plans.
forward adjective (DIRECTION)
forwardverb [ T ]uk /ˈfɔː.wəd/ us /ˈfɔːr.wɚd/