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Forward vs. Wing

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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’;

Wingnoun

An appendage of an animal's (bird, bat, insect) body that enables it to fly; a similar fin at the side of a ray or similar fish

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).’;

Wingnoun

(slang) Human arm.

Forwardadjective

(finance) Expected in the future.

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

Wingnoun

(aviation) Part of an aircraft that produces the lift for rising into the air.

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Forwardadjective

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

Wingnoun

One of the large pectoral fins of a flying fish.

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.’;

Wingnoun

One of the broad, thin, anterior lobes of the foot of a pteropod, used as an organ in swimming.

Forwardadverb

Towards the front or from the front.

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

Wingnoun

(botany) Any membranaceous expansion, such as that along the sides of certain stems, or of a fruit of the kind called samara.

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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.’;

Wingnoun

(botany) Either of the two side petals of a papilionaceous flower.

Forwardadverb

Into the future.

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

Wingnoun

A side shoot of a tree or plant; a branch growing up by the side of another.

Forwardverb

(transitive) To advance, promote.

Wingnoun

Passage by flying; flight.

‘to take wing’;

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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.’;

Wingnoun

Motive or instrument of flight; means of flight or of rapid motion.

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).

Wingnoun

A part of something that is lesser in size than the main body, such as an extension from the main building.

‘the west wing of the hospital’; ‘the wings of a corkscrew’;

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.

Wingnoun

Anything that agitates the air as a wing does, or is put in winglike motion by the action of the air, such as a fan or vane for winnowing grain, the vane or sail of a windmill, etc.

Forwardnoun

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

Wingnoun

An ornament worn on the shoulder; a small epaulet or shoulder knot.

Forwardnoun

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

Wingnoun

A cosmetic effect where eyeliner curves outward and ends at a point.

Forwardnoun

(nautical) The front part of a vessel.

Wingnoun

A fraction of a political movement. Usually implies a position apart from the mainstream center position.

Forwardnoun

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

Wingnoun

An organizational grouping in a military aviation service:

Forwardnoun

Agreement; covenant.

Wingnoun

(British) A unit of command consisting of two or more squadrons and itself being a sub-unit of a group or station.

Forwardnoun

misconstruction of foreword||preface or introduction

Wingnoun

(US) A larger formation of two or more groups, which in turn control two or more squadrons.

Forwardnoun

An agreement; a covenant; a promise.

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

Wingnoun

(British) A panel of a car which encloses the wheel area, especially the front wheels.

Forwardadverb

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

Wingnoun

(nautical) A platform on either side of the bridge of a vessel, normally found in pairs.

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.

Wingnoun

(nautical) That part of the hold or orlop of a vessel which is nearest the sides. In a fleet, one of the extremities when the ships are drawn up in line, or when forming the two sides of a triangle.

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.’;

Wingnoun

(sports) A position in several field games on either side of the field.

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.’;

Wingnoun

(sports) A player occupying such a position, also called a winger

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.’;

Wingnoun

A háček.

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.

Wingnoun

(theater) One of the unseen areas on the side of the stage in a theatre.

Forwardverb

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

Wingnoun

(in the plural) The insignia of a qualified pilot or aircrew member.

Forwardnoun

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

Wingnoun

A portable shelter consisting of a fabric roof on a frame, like a tent without sides.

Forwardnoun

a position on a basketball team

Wingnoun

On the Enneagram, one of the two adjacent types to an enneatype that forms an individual's subtype of his or her enneatype

‘Tom's a 4 on the Enneagram, with a 3 wing.’;

Forwardverb

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

‘forward my mail’;

Wingverb

(transitive) To injure slightly (as with a gunshot), especially in the wing or arm.

Forwardadjective

at or near or directed toward the front;

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

Wingverb

(intransitive) To fly.

Forwardadjective

moving toward a position ahead;

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

Wingverb

To add a wing (extra part) to.

Forwardadjective

used of temperament or behavior; lacking restraint or modesty;

‘a forward child badly in need of discipline’;

Wingverb

(transitive) To act or speak extemporaneously; to improvise; to wing it.

Forwardadjective

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

‘in a forward gear’;

Wingverb

(transitive) To throw.

Forwardadjective

moving forward

Wingverb

(transitive) To furnish with wings.

Forwardadjective

situated at or toward the front;

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

Wingverb

(transitive) To transport with, or as if with, wings; to bear in flight, or speedily.

Forwardadjective

situated in the front;

‘the forward section of the aircraft’;

Wingverb

(transitive) To traverse by flying.

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’;

Wingnoun

One of the two anterior limbs of a bird, pterodactyl, or bat. They correspond to the arms of man, and are usually modified for flight, but in the case of a few species of birds, as the ostrich, auk, etc., the wings are used only as an assistance in running or swimming.

‘As an eagle stirreth up her nest, fluttereth over her young, spreadeth abroad her wings, taketh them, beareth them on her wings.’;

Forwardadverb

forward in time or order or degree;

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

Wingnoun

Any similar member or instrument used for the purpose of flying.

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’;

Wingnoun

Passage by flying; flight; as, to take wing.

‘Light thickens; and the crowMakes wing to the rooky wood.’;

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’;

Wingnoun

Motive or instrument of flight; means of flight or of rapid motion.

‘Fiery expedition be my wing.’;

Forwardadverb

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

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

Wingnoun

Anything which agitates the air as a wing does, or which is put in winglike motion by the action of the air, as a fan or vane for winnowing grain, the vane or sail of a windmill, etc.

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’;

Wingnoun

An ornament worn on the shoulder; a small epaulet or shoulder knot.

Forwardadverb

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

Wingnoun

Any appendage resembling the wing of a bird or insect in shape or appearance.

Forwardadverb

in the normal order or sequence

‘the number was the same backwards as forwards’;

Wingnoun

One of two corresponding appendages attached; a sidepiece.

Forwardadverb

onward so as to make progress

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

Wingnoun

Any surface used primarily for supporting a flying machine in flight, especially the flat or slightly curved planes on a heavier-than-air aircraft which provide most of the lift. In fixed-wing aircraft there are usually two main wings fixed on opposite sides of the fuselage. Smaller wings are typically placed near the tail primarily for stabilization, but may be absent in certain kinds of aircraft. Helicopters usually have no fixed wings, the lift being supplied by the rotating blade.

Forwardadverb

into a position of prominence or notice

‘he is pushing forward a political ally’;

Wingnoun

One of two factions within an organization, as a political party, which are opposed to each other; as, right wing or left wing.

Forwardadverb

towards the future; ahead in time

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

Wingnoun

An administrative division of the air force or of a naval air group, consisting of a certain number of airplanes and the personnel associated with them.

Forwardadverb

to an earlier time

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

Wingverb

To furnish with wings; to enable to fly, or to move with celerity.

‘Who heaves old ocean, and whowings the storms.’; ‘Living, to wing with mirth the weary hours.’;

Forwardadjective

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

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

Wingverb

To supply with wings or sidepieces.

‘The main battle, whose puissance on either sideShall be well winged with our chiefest horse.’;

Forwardadjective

positioned near the enemy lines

‘troops moved to the forward areas’;

Wingverb

To transport by flight; to cause to fly.

‘I, an old turtle,Will wing me to some withered bough.’;

Forwardadjective

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

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

Wingverb

To move through in flight; to fly through.

‘There's not an arrow wings the skyBut fancy turns its point to him.’;

Forwardadjective

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

Wingverb

To cut off the wings of or to wound in the wing; to disable a wing of; as, to wing a bird; also, [fig.] to wound the arm of a person.

Forwardadjective

relating to the future

‘a twelve-month forward forecast’;

Wingnoun

a movable organ for flying (one of a pair)

Forwardadjective

progressing towards a successful conclusion

‘the decision is a forward step’;

Wingnoun

one of the horizontal airfoils on either side of the fuselage of an airplane

Forwardadjective

further advanced than expected or required

‘an alarmingly forward yet painfully vulnerable child’;

Wingnoun

a stage area out of sight of the audience

Forwardadjective

(of a person) bold or overfamiliar in manner

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

Wingnoun

a unit of military aircraft

Forwardnoun

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

Wingnoun

the side of military or naval formation;

‘they attacked the enemy's right flank’;

Forwardnoun

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

Wingnoun

a hockey player stationed in a forward positin on either side

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’;

Wingnoun

the wing of a fowl;

‘he preferred the drumsticks to the wings’;

Forwardverb

dispatch or send (a document or goods)

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

Wingnoun

a barrier that surrounds the wheels of a vehicle to block splashing water or mud;

‘in England they call a fender a wing’;

Forwardverb

help to advance (something); promote

‘the scientists are forwarding the development of biotechnology’;

Wingnoun

an addition that extends a main building

Wingverb

travel through the air; be airborne;

‘Man cannot fly’;

Wing

A wing is a type of fin that produces lift while moving through air or some other fluid. Accordingly, wings have streamlined cross-sections that are subject to aerodynamic forces and act as airfoils.

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