If you move or look forward, you move or look in a direction that is in front of you. In British English, you can also move or look forwards .
He came forward with his hand out. 'Mr and Mrs Selby?' he enquired...
She fell forwards on to her face...
Forward means in a position near the front of something such as a building or a vehicle.
The best seats are in the aisle and as far forward as possible...
The other car had a 3-inch lower driving seat and had its engine mounted further forward.
If one thing is forward of another, especially on a ship or aircraft, the first thing is in front of the second thing or further ahead.
Forward of the main cabin are the guest cabins...
Sixty-one small parachute symbols were painted on the left side just forward of the wing.
If you say that someone looks forward, you approve of them because they think about what will happen in the future and plan for it. In British English, you can also say that someone looks forwards .
Now the leadership wants to look forward, and to outline a strategy for the rest of the century...
People should forget and look forwards...
If you put a clock or watch forward, you change the time shown on it so that it shows a later time, for example when the time changes to summer time or daylight saving time.
When we put the clocks forward in March we go into British Summer Time.
When you are referring to a particular time, if you say that something was true from that time forward, you mean that it became true at that time, and continued to be true afterwards.
Velazquez's work from that time forward was confined largely to portraits of the royal family.
You use forward to indicate that something progresses or improves. In British English, you can also use forwards .
And by boosting economic prosperity in Mexico, Canada and the United States, it will help us move forward on issues that concern all of us...
They just couldn't see any way forward...
If you forward something, you cause it to progress or improve.
The music is used to forward the plot, not simply to keep the toes tapping.
...the scientist who has done the most to forward the cause of public understanding over the year.
If something or someone is put forward, or comes forward, they are suggested or offered as suitable for a particular purpose.
Over the years several similar theories have been put forward...
Next month the Commission is to bring forward its first proposals for action...
If a letter or message is forwarded to someone, it is sent to the place where they are, after having been sent to a different place earlier.
When he's out on the road, office calls are forwarded to the cellular phone in his truck...
We will forward your letters to him.
If you describe someone as forward, you mean that they speak very confidently and honestly but they do not always show enough respect for the person they are talking to.
He's very forward and confident and chats happily to other people.
In football, basketball, or hockey, a forward is a player whose usual position is in the opponents' half of the field, and whose usual job is to attack or score goals.
1. the person who plays the position of forward on a basketball team
2. a position on a basketball team
1. send or ship onward from an intermediate post or station in transit;"forward my mail"
1. at or near or directed toward the front;"the forward section of the aircraft""a forward plunge down the stairs""forward motion"
2. moving toward a position ahead;"forward motion""the onward course of events"
3. used of temperament or behavior; lacking restraint or modesty;"a forward child badly in need of discipline"
4. of the transmission gear causing forward movement in a motor vehicle;"in a forward gear"
5. moving forward
6. situated at or toward the front;"the fore cabins""the forward part of the ship"
7. situated in the front;"the forward section of the aircraft"
1. 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)
2. forward in time or order or degree;"from that time forth""from the sixth century onward"
3. 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"
4. 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. near or toward the bow of a ship or cockpit of a plane;"the captain went fore (or forward) to check the instruments"