Synonyms of forward


1. forward, basketball player, basketeer, cager

usage: the person who plays the position of forward in certain games, such as basketball, soccer, or hockey

2. forward, position

usage: a position on a basketball, soccer, or hockey team


1. forward, send on, transport, send, ship

usage: send or ship onward from an intermediate post or station in transit; "forward my mail"


1. forward (vs. backward), guardant(postnominal), gardant(postnominal), full-face, headfirst, headlong, fore, progressive

usage: at or near or directed toward the front; "the forward section of the aircraft"; "a forward plunge down the stairs"; "forward motion"

2. forward (vs. backward), brash, cheeky, nervy, bumptious, self-assertive, overfamiliar, fresh, impertinent, impudent, overbold, smart, saucy, sassy, wise, assumptive, assuming, presumptuous, bold

usage: used of temperament or behavior; lacking restraint or modesty; "a forward child badly in need of discipline"

3. forward (vs. reverse)

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

4. advancing, forward, forward-moving, progressive (vs. regressive)

usage: moving forward


1. forward, forwards, frontward, frontwards, forrad, forrard

usage: 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. forth, forward, onward

usage: forward in time or order or degree; "from that time forth"; "from the sixth century onward"

3. ahead, forward

usage: 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. ahead, onward, onwards, forward, forwards, forrader

usage: 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

usage: near or toward the bow of a ship or cockpit of a plane; "the captain went fore (or forward) to check the instruments"

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Definition and meaning of forward (Dictionary)