Forward For"ward, Forwards For"wards, adv. [AS. forweard, foreweard; for, fore + -weardes; akin to G. vorw["a]rts. The s is properly a genitive ending. See {For}, {Fore}, and {-ward}, {-wards}.] Toward a part or place before or in front; onward; in advance; progressively; -- opposed to backward. [1913 Webster]

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  • forwards — M.E., from FORWARD (Cf. forward) + adverbial genitive s. British English until mid 20c. preserved the distinction between forward and forwards, the latter expressing a definite direction viewed in contrast with other directions. In Amer.Eng.,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Forwards — For wards, adv. Same as {Forward}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • forwards — [fôr′wərdz] adv. [ME forewardes < foreward + adv. gen. es, akin to Ger vorwärts] FORWARD …   English World dictionary

  • forwards — forward, forwards 1. For the adjective, the correct form in standard English is forward: • It has four forward gears and reverse controlled by a speed sensing governor Daily Telegraph, 1971 • Already clouds of steam were rising, obscuring the… …   Modern English usage

  • forwards — Contracts for the sale/purchase of a specified quantity of a financial instrument, currency, or commodity at an agreed upon price on a given future date. Unlike an option, a forward contract obligates both parties to consummate the transaction.… …   Financial and business terms

  • forwards — /ˈfɔwədz/ (say fawwuhdz) adverb 1. towards or at a place, point, or time in advance; onwards; ahead: to move forwards; from this day forwards; to look forwards. 2. towards the front. 3. out; forth; into view or consideration. Also, forward.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • forwards — See forward, forwards …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • forwards — adverb Date: 15th century forward …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • forwards — /fawr weuhrdz/, adv. forward. [1350 1400; FORWARD + S1] * * * …   Universalium

  • forwards — adverb a) Toward the front. b) In a progressive direction …   Wiktionary

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