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1. adjective [ˈfɔɹ.wɝd/,ˈfɔː.wɜd/
a) Towards the front or at the front.

The fire was confined to the forward portion of the store.

b) Without customary restraint

I thought his suggestion that we move in together was rather forward.

2. adverb [ˈfɔɹ.wɝd/,ˈfɔː.wɜd/
a) Towards the front or from the front.

The bus driver told everyone standing up to move forward.

b) In the usual direction of travel.

After spending an hour stuck in the mud, we could once again move forward.

3. verb [ˈfɔɹ.wɝd/,ˈfɔː.wɜd/
To send (something received) to a third party.

Ill be glad to forward your mail to you while youre gone.

4. noun [ˈfɔɹ.wɝd/,ˈfɔː.wɜd/
a) one of the eight players whose primary task is to maintain possession of the ball (compare back)
b) A player on a team in football (soccer) in the row nearest to the opposing teams goal, who are therefore principally responsible for scoring goals.

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