forward
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Old English foreweard, from fore- + -weard -ward Date: before 12th century 1. a. near, being at, or belonging to the forepart b. situated in advance 2. a. strongly inclined ; ready b. lacking modesty or reserve ; brash 3. notably advanced or developed ; precocious 4. moving, tending, or leading toward a position in front; also moving toward an opponent's goal 5. a. advocating an advanced policy in the direction of what is considered progress b. extreme, radical 6. of, relating to, or getting ready for the future <
forward buying of produce
>
forwardly adverbforwardness noun II. adverb Date: before 12th century to or toward what is ahead or in front <
from that time forward
>
<
moved slowly forward
>
III. transitive verb Date: 1596 1. to help onward ; promote <
forwarded his friend's career
>
2. a. to send forward ; transmit <
will forward the goods on receipt of your check
>
b. to send or ship onward from an intermediate post or station in transit <
forward mail
>
Synonyms: see advance IV. noun Date: 1879 a player who plays at the front of his team's formation near the goal at which his team is attempting to score

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