An introductory section preceding the main text of a book or other document; a preface or introduction.
(obsolete) An advance group; the vanguard.
The van; the front.
‘My foreward shall be drawn out all in length,Consisting equally of horse and foot.’;
a short introductory essay preceding the text of a book
a short introduction to a book, typically by a person other than the author.
A foreword is a (usually short) piece of writing sometimes placed at the beginning of a book or other piece of literature. Typically written by someone other than the primary author of the work, it often tells of some interaction between the writer of the foreword and the book's primary author or the story the book tells.