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Definition 1: a position on a basketball, soccer, or hockey team - [noun denoting act]

(forward is a kind of ...) (in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player

"what position does he play?"

(... is a member of forward) a team that plays basketball

Definition 2: the person who plays the position of forward in certain games, such as basketball, soccer, or hockey - [noun denoting person]

(forward is a kind of ...) an athlete who plays basketball

(... is an instance of forward) United States basketball forward (born in 1950)

Definition 3: send or ship onward from an intermediate post or station in transit - [verb of motion]

Samples where forward or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • forward my mail

Synonyms for forward in the sense of this definition

(forward is a kind of ...) transport commercially

Definition 4: at or near or directed toward the front - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where forward or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the forward section of the aircraft
  • a forward plunge down the stairs
  • forward motion

(forward is similar to ...) looking forward

(forward is similar to ...) with the head foremost

"a headfirst plunge down the stairs" "a headlong dive into the pool"

(means also ...) situated at or toward the bow of a vessel

(means also ...) favoring or promoting progress

"progressive schools"

Definition 5: used of temperament or behavior; lacking restraint or modesty - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where forward or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a forward child badly in need of discipline

(forward is similar to ...) offensively bold

"a brash newcomer disputed the age-old rules for admission to the club" "a nervy thing to say"

(forward is similar to ...) offensively self-assertive

(forward is similar to ...) taking undue liberties

"young women disliked the overfamiliar tone he took with them"

(forward is similar to ...) improperly forward or bold

"don't be fresh with me" "impertinent of a child to lecture a grownup" "an impudent boy given to insulting strangers" "Don't get wise with me!"

(forward is similar to ...) excessively forward

"an assumptive person" "on a subject like this it would be too assuming for me to decide" "the duchess would not put up with presumptuous servants"

(means also ...) fearless and daring

"bold settlers on some foreign shore" "a bold speech" "a bold adventure"

Definition 6: of the transmission gear causing forward movement in a motor vehicle - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where forward or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • in a forward gear

Definition 7: at or to or toward the front - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where forward or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he faced forward
  • step forward
  • she practiced sewing backward as well as frontward on her new sewing machine

Synonyms for forward in the sense of this definition

(forward is used in the usage domain ...) the usage or vocabulary that is characteristic of a specific group of people

"the immigrants spoke an odd dialect of English" "he has a strong German accent" "it has been said that a language is a dialect with an army and navy"

Definition 8: in a forward direction - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where forward or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • go ahead
  • the train moved ahead slowly
  • the boat lurched ahead
  • moved onward into the forest
  • they went slowly forward in the mud

Synonyms for forward in the sense of this definition

Definition 9: toward the future; forward in time - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where forward or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I like to look ahead in imagination to what the future may bring
  • I look forward to seeing you

Synonyms for forward in the sense of this definition

Definition 10: forward in time or order or degree - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where forward or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • from that time forth
  • from the sixth century onward

Synonyms for forward in the sense of this definition

Definition 11: near or toward the bow of a ship or cockpit of a plane - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where forward or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the captain went fore (or forward) to check the instruments

Synonyms for forward in the sense of this definition

Definition 12: moving forward - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for forward in the sense of this definition

(forward is similar to ...) favoring or promoting progress

"progressive schools"

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