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Forward vs. Towards

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Forwardadjective

Toward the front or at the front.

‘The fire was confined to the forward portion of the store.’; ‘the forward gun in a ship, or the forward ship in a fleet’;

Towardspreposition

alternative form of toward

Forwardadjective

Without customary restraint or modesty; bold, cheeky, pert, presumptuous or pushy.

‘1999: "Would you think it forward of me to kiss you?" asked Tristran. — Neil Gaiman, Stardust, pg. 44 (2001 Perennial paperback edition).’;

Towardsadverb

In the direction of something (indicated by context).

Forwardadjective

(finance) Expected in the future.

‘The stock price is currently 12 times forward earnings.’;

Towardsadjective

Near; at hand; in state of preparation; toward.

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Forwardadjective

Ready; prompt; ardently inclined; in a bad sense, eager or hasty.

Towardspreposition

See Toward.

Forwardadjective

Advanced beyond the usual degree; advanced for the season; precocious.

‘The grass is forward, or forward for the season. We have a forward spring.’;

Towardspreposition

in the direction of

‘they drove towards the German frontier’;

Forwardadverb

Towards the front or from the front.

‘The bus driver told everyone standing up to move forward.’;

Towardspreposition

getting closer to achieving (a goal)

‘moves towards EU political and monetary union’;

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Forwardadverb

In the usual direction of travel.

‘After spending an hour stuck in the mud, we could once again move forward.’;

Towardspreposition

close or closer to (a particular time)

‘towards the end of April’;

Forwardadverb

Into the future.

‘From this day forward, there will be no more brussels sprouts at the cafeteria.’;

Towardspreposition

expressing the relation between behaviour or an attitude and the person or thing at which it is directed or with which it is concerned

‘our attitude towards death’; ‘he was warm and tender towards her’;

Forwardverb

(transitive) To advance, promote.

Towardspreposition

contributing to the cost of

‘the council provided a grant towards the cost of new buses’;

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Forwardverb

(transitive) To send (a letter, email etc.) to a third party.

‘I'll be glad to forward your mail to you while you're gone.’;

Forwardnoun

(rugby) One of the eight players (comprising two props, one hooker, two locks, two flankers and one number eight, collectively known as the pack) whose primary task is to gain and maintain possession of the ball (compare back).

Forwardnoun

(soccer) A player on a team in football (soccer) in the row nearest to the opposing team's goal, who are therefore principally responsible for scoring goals.

Forwardnoun

(ice hockey) An umbrella term for a centre or winger in ice hockey.

Forwardnoun

(basketball) The small forward or power forward position; two frontcourt positions that are taller than guards but shorter than centers.

Forwardnoun

(nautical) The front part of a vessel.

Forwardnoun

(Internet) An e-mail message that is forwarded to another recipient or recipients; an electronic chain letter.

Forwardnoun

Agreement; covenant.

Forwardnoun

misconstruction of foreword||preface or introduction

Forwardnoun

An agreement; a covenant; a promise.

‘Tell us a tale anon, as forward is.’;

Forwardadverb

Toward a part or place before or in front; onward; in advance; progressively; - opposed to backward.

Forwardadjective

Near, or at the fore part; in advance of something else; as, the forward gun in a ship, or the forward ship in a fleet.

Forwardadjective

Ready; prompt; strongly inclined; in an ill sense, overready; too hasty.

‘Only they would that we should remember the poor; the same which I also was forward to do.’; ‘Nor do we find him forward to be sounded.’;

Forwardadjective

Ardent; eager; earnest; in an ill sense, less reserved or modest than is proper; bold; confident; as, the boy is too forward for his years.

‘I have known men disagreeably forward from their shyness.’;

Forwardadjective

Advanced beyond the usual degree; advanced for the season; as, the grass is forward, or forward for the season; we have a forward spring.

‘The most forward budIs eaten by the canker ere it blow.’;

Forwardverb

To help onward; to advance; to promote; to accelerate; to quicken; to hasten; as, to forward the growth of a plant; to forward one in improvement.

Forwardverb

To send forward; to send toward the place of destination; to transmit; as, to forward a letter.

Forwardnoun

the person who plays the position of forward on a basketball team

Forwardnoun

a position on a basketball team

Forwardverb

send or ship onward from an intermediate post or station in transit;

‘forward my mail’;

Forwardadjective

at or near or directed toward the front;

‘the forward section of the aircraft’; ‘a forward plunge down the stairs’; ‘forward motion’;

Forwardadjective

moving toward a position ahead;

‘forward motion’; ‘the onward course of events’;

Forwardadjective

used of temperament or behavior; lacking restraint or modesty;

‘a forward child badly in need of discipline’;

Forwardadjective

of the transmission gear causing forward movement in a motor vehicle;

‘in a forward gear’;

Forwardadjective

moving forward

Forwardadjective

situated at or toward the front;

‘the fore cabins’; ‘the forward part of the ship’;

Forwardadjective

situated in the front;

‘the forward section of the aircraft’;

Forwardadverb

at or to or toward the front;

‘he faced forward’; ‘step forward’; ‘she practiced sewing backward as well as frontward on her new sewing machine’;

Forwardadverb

forward in time or order or degree;

‘from that time forth’; ‘from the sixth century onward’;

Forwardadverb

toward the future; forward in time;

‘I like to look ahead in imagination to what the future may bring’; ‘I look forward to seeing you’;

Forwardadverb

in a forward direction;

‘go ahead’; ‘the train moved ahead slowly’; ‘the boat lurched ahead’; ‘moved onward into the forest’; ‘they went slowly forward in the mud’;

Forwardadverb

near or toward the bow of a ship or cockpit of a plane;

‘the captain went fore (or forward) to check the instruments’;

Forwardadverb

in the direction that one is facing or travelling; towards the front

‘he started up the engine and the car moved forward’; ‘Rory leaned forward over the table’;

Forwardadverb

in or towards the bow or nose of a ship or aircraft.

Forwardadverb

in the normal order or sequence

‘the number was the same backwards as forwards’;

Forwardadverb

onward so as to make progress

‘the signing of the treaty is a big step forward’;

Forwardadverb

into a position of prominence or notice

‘he is pushing forward a political ally’;

Forwardadverb

towards the future; ahead in time

‘looking forward, earnings are expected to hit £7.2 billion’;

Forwardadverb

to an earlier time

‘the special issue has been moved forward to November’;

Forwardadjective

directed or facing towards the front or the direction that one is facing or travelling

‘the pilot's forward view’; ‘forward flight’;

Forwardadjective

positioned near the enemy lines

‘troops moved to the forward areas’;

Forwardadjective

situated in or towards the bow or nose of a ship or aircraft

‘the forward cargo doors’; ‘the crew's cabin is forward’;

Forwardadjective

(of a voltage applied to a semiconductor junction) in the direction which allows significant current to flow.

Forwardadjective

relating to the future

‘a twelve-month forward forecast’;

Forwardadjective

progressing towards a successful conclusion

‘the decision is a forward step’;

Forwardadjective

further advanced than expected or required

‘an alarmingly forward yet painfully vulnerable child’;

Forwardadjective

(of a person) bold or overfamiliar in manner

‘I am not usually a forward sort of person’;

Forwardnoun

an attacking player in football, hockey, or other sports.

Forwardnoun

agreements to trade specified assets, typically currency, at a specified price at a certain future date.

Forwardverb

send (a letter or email) on to a further destination

‘I recently received an email forwarded from a friend’; ‘my emails were forwarded to a friend’;

Forwardverb

dispatch or send (a document or goods)

‘we will forward the parcels to you anywhere in the world’;

Forwardverb

help to advance (something); promote

‘the scientists are forwarding the development of biotechnology’;

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