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Adjective forward has 7 senses
  1. forward - at or near or directed toward the front; "the forward section of the aircraft"; "a forward plunge down the stairs"; "forward motion"
    backward, backswept, sweptback, cacuminal, converse, reversed, transposed, inverse, negative, rearward, reverse, receding, reflexive, self-referent, retracted, retral, retrograde, retroflex, retroflexed, returning, reversive, regardant
  2. forward, onward - moving toward a position ahead; "forward motion"; "the onward course of events"
    Antonym: retreating (indirect, via advancing)
  3. forward - used of temperament or behavior; lacking restraint or modesty; "a forward child badly in need of discipline"
    backward, bashful, blate
  4. forward - of the transmission gear causing forward movement in a motor vehicle; "in a forward gear"
  5. advancing, forward, forward-moving - moving forward
    Antonym: regressive (indirect, via progressive)
  6. forward - situated at or toward the front; "the fore cabins"; "the forward part of the ship"
    aft (indirect, via fore)
  7. forward - situated in the front; "the forward section of the aircraft"
    back (indirect, via front)
Adverbial forward has 5 senses
  1. forward, forwards, frontward, frontwards, forrad, forrard - 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"; (`forrad' and `forrard' are dialectal variations)
    Antonyms: back, backward, backwards, rearward, rearwards
  2. forth, forward, onward - forward in time or order or degree; "from that time forth"; "from the sixth century onward"
  3. ahead, forward - 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"
    Antonyms: back, backward
  4. ahead, onward, onwards, forward, forwards, forrader - 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"
  5. fore, forward - near or toward the bow of a ship or cockpit of a plane; "the captain went fore (or forward) to check the instruments"
Noun forward has 2 senses
  1. forward - the person who plays the position of forward on a basketball team
    --1 is a kind of
    basketball player, basketeer, cager
    --1 has particulars: Erving, Julius Erving, Julius Winfield Erving, Dr. J
  2. forward - a position on a basketball team
    --2 is a kind of
    --2 is a member of basketball team, five
Verb forward has 1 sense
  1. forward, send on - send or ship onward from an intermediate post or station in transit; "forward my mail"
    --1 is one way to transport, send, ship
    Derived form: noun forwarding1
    Sample sentences:
    They forward the parcel to their parents
    They forward them the parcel
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