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"forward" in British English

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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.

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  • forward adverb (FUTURE)

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

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forwardadjective

uk   /ˈfɔː.wəd/  us   /ˈfɔːr.wɚd/
  • 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/

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 Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"forward" in American English

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forwardadjective

 us   /ˈfɔr·wərd/
  • 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.

forwardverb [T]

 us   /ˈfɔr·wərd/
  • 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.

forwardnoun [C]

 us   /ˈfɔr·wərd/
  • forward noun [C] (SPORTS)

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

forwardadverb [not gradable]

 us   /ˈfɔr·wərd/ (also forwards,  /ˈfɔr·wərdz/ )
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).
(Definition of forward from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"forward" in Business English

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forwardverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈfɔːwəd/
COMMUNICATIONS to send a letter, email, or package that you have received to someone else: Emails can be sent with a code that prevents them being forwarded or printed out.forward sth to sb He said he forwarded the information to the mayor and asked for a meeting.

forwardadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˈfɔːwəd/
relating to the future: forward planning/thinking I'm a great believer in forward planning, and doing as much groundwork as possible.
FINANCE relating to a sale of currencies, goods, etc. at a fixed price which will be given to a buyer at a future date: This forward sale agreement binds the farmer to deliver a specified quantity of grain at a certain time in the future.
forward
adverb (UK also forwards)
Analysts had speculated as much as 200 tons of gold had been sold forward.
(Definition of forward from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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