|n.||1.||An agreement; a covenant; a promise.|
|adv.||1.||Toward a part or place before or in front; onward; in advance; progressively; - opposed to backward.|
|a.||1.||Near, or at the fore part; in advance of something else; as, the forward gun in a ship, or the forward ship in a fleet.|
|2.||Ready; prompt; strongly inclined; in an ill sense, overready; too hasty.|
|3.||Ardent; eager; earnest; in an ill sense, less reserved or modest than is proper; bold; confident; as, the boy is too forward for his years.|
|4.||Advanced beyond the usual degree; advanced for the season; as, the grass is forward, or forward for the season; we have a forward spring.|
|v. t.||1.||To help onward; to advance; to promote; to accelerate; to quicken; to hasten; as, to forward the growth of a plant; to forward one in improvement.|
|2.||To send forward; to send toward the place of destination; to transmit; as, to forward a letter.|
|Noun||1.||forward - the person who plays the position of forward on a basketball team|
|2.||forward - a position on a basketball team|
|Verb||1.||forward - send or ship onward from an intermediate post or station in transit; "forward my mail"|
Synonyms: send on
|Adj.||1.||forward - at or near or directed toward the front; "the forward section of the aircraft"; "a forward plunge down the stairs"; "forward motion"|
backward - directed or facing toward the back or rear; "a backward view"
|2.||forward - moving toward a position ahead; "forward motion"; "the onward course of events"|
|3.||forward - used of temperament or behavior; lacking restraint or modesty; "a forward child badly in need of discipline"|
backward - (used of temperament or behavior) marked by a retiring nature; "a backward lover"
|4.||forward - of the transmission gear causing forward movement in a motor vehicle; "in a forward gear"|
reverse - of the transmission gear causing backward movement in a motor vehicle; "in reverse gear"
|5.||forward - moving forward|
|6.||forward - situated at or toward the front; "the fore cabins"; "the forward part of the ship"|
|7.||forward - situated in the front; "the forward section of the aircraft"|
|Adv.||1.||forward - 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 - forward in time or order or degree; "from that time forth"; "from the sixth century onward"|
|3.||forward - 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.||forward - 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.||forward - near or toward the bow of a ship or cockpit of a plane; "the captain went fore (or forward) to check the instruments"|
|(messaging)||forward - (verb) To send (a copy of) an electronic mail
message that you have received on to one or more other
addressees. Most e-mail systems can be configured to do
this automatically to all or certain messages, e.g. Unix
sendmail looks for a ".forward" file in the recipient's
A mailing list server (or "mail exploder") is designed to forward messages automatically to lists of people.
Unix manual page: aliases(5).