• WordNet 3.6
    • adv forwards 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"
    • adv forwards at or to or toward the front; (`forrad' and `forrard' are dialectal variations) "he faced forward","step forward","she practiced sewing backward as well as frontward on her new sewing machine"
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He hurried forward to meet her He hurried forward to meet her
Knave called forward Knave called forward
The wrong way to mount a horse—facing forward The wrong way to mount a horse—facing forward

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Chameleons can move their eyes independently. One eye can be looking forward and one eye backward at the same time
    • adv Forwards Same as Forward.
    • adv Forwards Toward a part or place before or in front; onward; in advance; progressively; -- opposed to backward.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: January is named for the Roman god Janus. Janus was a temple god who could look forward and backward at the same time
    • forwards See forward.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The little lump of flesh just forward of your ear canal, right next to your temple, is called a tragus.
    • advs Forwards towards what is before or in front: onward: progressively
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  • George Eliot
    “The important work of moving the world forward does not wait to be done by perfect men.”
  • J.J. Hulsgen
    J.J. Hulsgen
    “Live not in yesterdays, Look back and you may sorrow. Live precisely for today, Look forward to tomorrow.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “The walking of Man is falling forwards.”
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne
    “This world owes all its forward impulses to people ill at ease.”
  • Abraham Lincoln
    “Having thus chosen our course, without guile and with pure purpose, let us renew our trust in God, and go forward without fear and with manly hearts.”
  • Robert Collier
    “Playing safe is probably the most unsafe thing in the world. You cannot stand still. You must go forward.”


Put your best foot forward - If you ut your best foot forward, you try your best to do something.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. forweard, foreweard,; for, fore, + -weardes,; akin to G. vorwärts,. The s is properly a genitive ending. See For Fore, and -ward -wards
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. foreweardfore, and -weard, sig. direction. Forwards—M. E. forwardes—was orig. the gen. form (cf. Ger. vorwärts).


In literature:

Then they moved forward.
"The Boy Allies Under the Sea" by Robert L. Drake
The work going forward was full of interest.
"The Man in the Twilight" by Ridgwell Cullum
I shall forward them to Syracuse this afternoon.
"The Underground Railroad" by William Still
Rewinding the lariat, she fastened it to the saddle, then swung to the seat before he could step forward to aid her.
"A Daughter of the Dons" by William MacLeod Raine
Frederick Massingbird stepped forward with authority.
"Verner's Pride" by Mrs. Henry Wood
She got down quickly and came forward.
"The Poor Little Rich Girl" by Eleanor Gates
If you are forward outside, it will be well!
"Count Hannibal A Romance of the Court of France" by Stanley J. Weyman
His huge figure seemed to blend with the earth, and he crept forward among the thorny bushes with amazing skill.
"The Texan Scouts" by Joseph A. Altsheler
He removed most of his clothes, and put his head forward between the iron bar and the window sill.
"The Texan Star" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Now, I am going forward, and you can drop overboard and take her.
"A Sea Queen's Sailing" by Charles Whistler
Balcom leaned forward excitedly.
"The Master Mystery" by Arthur B. Reeve and John W. Grey
In the old days before Jack's marriage she had looked forward to it throughout the day.
"The Odds" by Ethel M. Dell
Desmond looked forward eagerly to this red letter day.
"In Clive's Command" by Herbert Strang
Another sprang forward to take his place, but again the rifles spoke out, and he fell beside his comrade.
"With Clive in India" by G. A. Henty
I crawl into the back, and, pushing forward a small metal lever fixed to the side of the machine, I hurry forwards to my seat and look below.
"'Green Balls'" by Paul Bewsher
Clearchus started forward with an exclamation of alarm.
"The Golden Hope" by Robert H. Fuller
Her face lit up for a moment when she saw me, and she stepped eagerly forward.
"The Four Corners of the World" by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason
He clutched at its edge and swayed forward above it, his head loosely swinging between his shoulders.
"The Courtship of Morrice Buckler" by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason
That, however, commanded him to keep to the north, and he started eagerly forward in that direction.
"Istar of Babylon" by Margaret Horton Potter
But the engine driver crowded forward on his seat; his arms worked; the whistle shrieked.
"The Wolf Cub" by Patrick Casey

In poetry:

To him the tender glory of the May,
White wonder of the blossom, and the clear,
Soft green leaves that opened yesterday,
This only say: Forward, my friend, not here!
"The Old Poet" by Amy Levy
Their pray'rs ne'er stopp'd whatever they began,
Nor put their undertaking to a stand;
But rather forwarded each happy plan,
And sanctify'd whate'er they took in hand.
"Advice To Pray Earnestly, And On All Occasions, Supposed To Be Address'd To His Own Son" by Rees Prichard
Still forward! Forward! My lads was the cry,
And from the redoubt make them fly;
And at length the Russians had to give way,
And fled from the redoubt in wild dismay.
"The Battle of Alma" by William Topaz McGonagall
Nor shall the sight of honourable scars,
Which my too-forward valour did procure,
Frighten new-listed soldiers from the wars.
Past joys have more than paid what I endure.
"The Disabled Debauchee" by Lord John Wilmot
Then a lurch forward, frigate and men;
'All hands for themselves' the cry ran then;
But she who had housed them thither
Was around them, bound them or wound them with her.
"The Loss Of The Eurydice" by Gerard Manley Hopkins
No, say not that of mine.
My love allows of no refusal--none.
Were it the merest trifle--but a name.
Hold there--has she as yet the least suspicion
Of what is going forward?
"Nathan The Wise - Act V" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

In news:

Chip Taylor It's April Fools' Day and tech firms and other online destinations are putting their best practical jokes forward.
The Crew acquired forward Federico Higuain on Friday from Argentina's Primera Division.
Oklahoma City forward Kevin Durant led his team past San Antonio in the Western Conference Finals, proving he has a legitimate claim as one of the league's best players.
You have got to move forward quickly -- otherwise, things are likely to fly away from your control.
Looking ahead to the second half of 2010 and 2011 however, retailers' strategies call for continued downsizing, then maintaining reduced assortments moving forward.
Washington Wizards forward Andre Blatche scores over San Antonio Spurs guard Gary more.
Nets' Gerald Green, NBA journeyman, gives team athleticism it lacks at forward.
The Orlando Magic used the next-to-last pick in Thursday's NBA draft to add depth on the wing, selecting UConn small forward Stanley Robinson.
INJURED FORWARD Ian Laperriere showed up yesterday after the Flyers' practice and was chatting with a couple of reporters in the hallway.
BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) — Work on the new L' Auberge casino continues to push forward as the summer time opening date draws near.
Mitt Romney put forward a strong performance, transforming back into his 2002 Massachusetts moderate mold, a belated advocate of bipartisan leadership.
K's forward Chris Auger is out for the season.
So, the question this week is, "Will the country move forward or will the country stay the same.".
Now 18, the senior forward reflects on his career as he looks forward to graduation and college.
Indiana Fever forward Tamika Catchings (24) fights for a rebound with Minnesota Lynx forward Taj McWilliams-Franklin (8) in the first half of Game 3 of the WNBA basketball Finals, Friday, Oct 19, 2012, in Indianapolis.

In science:

LAr calorimeter, but no energy above noise level is deposited in the forward part of the LAr calorimeter or in the forward muon detectors.
Understanding the structure of the proton: From HERA and Tevatron to LHC
LAr calorimeter, but no energy above noise level is deposited in the forward part of the LAr calorimeter or in the forward muon detectors.
Understanding the structure of the proton: From HERA and Tevatron to LHC
The variant with the longer barrel has superior performance in the forward region which ranges from 2.5 - 4 % (absolute) in the forward region, but due to engineering concerns, SiD conservatively chose sid02 as the detector to use for the LoI.
Detector Optimization for SiD using PFA
It is a single-arm forward spectrometer taking advantage of the forward bb productions at the 14 TeV collisions.
Prospects for gamma measurements at LHCb
The extension of these quantities to finite Q2 leads to the concept of the generalized polarizabilities , which can be related to the scattering amplitudes for forward virtual Compton scattering (VCS) and forward doubly-virtual Compton scattering (VVCS).
Low Q2 Measurement of g2p and the LT Spin Polarizability
The PANDA calorimeter consists of about 15000 lead tungstate crystals in a barrel part, one forward and one backward endcap covering - in combination with a forward spectrometer - 99% of the whole solid angle.
Charmed Exotics
The information forwarded by the SMLC is then forwarded to the database info-log section. This information is then picked up by the scripts which run continuously in the server.
Management of Location Based Advertisement Services using Spatial Triggers in Cellular Networks
In the forward direction the plane wave impulse approximation predictions of Eq. (2.8) for the forward analysing power should be quite accurate provided that the excitation energy in the final diproton is small so that it is in the 1S0 state.
Review of quasi-elastic charge-exchange data in the nucleon-deuteron breakup reaction
In addition, possible very forward detectors are also simulated, like zero-degree calorimeters (ZDC) and very forward taggers.
THE TOOLS AND MONTE CARLO WORKING GROUP Summary Report from the Les Houches 2009 Workshop on TeV Colliders
Finally, note that the procedure just described does not account for the Q-value correlation between forward and reverse rates when the resonance energies for the forward rate are computed from Er = Ex − Q.
Charged-Particle Thermonuclear Reaction Rates: II. Tables and Graphs of Reaction Rates and Probability Density Functions
Due to unprecedented experimental capabilities, the ‘forward physics’, i.e. the study of particle production at forward or backward rapidities, very close to the collision axis, will be one of the highlights of the experiment program at the LHC .
Multiparticle Dynamics in the LHC Era
Similarly one can define a forward (or ”edge”) charge asymmetry [119, 120] Nt (|y | > yC ) − N¯t (|y | > yC ) Nt (|y | > yC ) + N¯t (|y | > yC ) which counts the difference between the number of events with top and antitop in the forward region.
Review of new physics effects in t-tbar production
Second, in addition to γ -rays produced by CRs trapped within the forward shock (FS), we now include γ -ray production from the CR protons that escape from the FS and diffuse rapidly into the dense shell and/or the molecular cloud material beyond the forward shock.
Core-collapse model of broadband emission from SNR RX J1713.7-3946 with thermal X-rays and Gamma-rays from escaping cosmic rays
If the entropy is non-decreasing, a forward R (resp. C ) can change its character only if it crosses backward C waves (resp. R waves); a backward C (resp. R) can change only if it crosses a forward C (resp. R).
Shock-free Solutions of the Compressible Euler Equations
At a 3-contact (Q > 1), the backward wave can change from R to C (resp. C to R) only if both the incoming and outgoing forward waves are R (resp. C ); the forward wave can change from C to R (resp. R to C ) only if both backward waves are R (resp. C ).
Shock-free Solutions of the Compressible Euler Equations