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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Forward  \For"ward\,  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;  to  hasty. 
 
  Only  they  would  that  we  should  remember  the  poor; 
  the  same  which  I  also  was  forward  to  do  --Gal.  ii 
  10. 
 
  Nor  do  we  find  him  forward  to  be  sounded.  --Shak. 
 
  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. 
 
  I  have  known  men  disagreeably  forward  from  their 
  shyness.  --T.  Arnold. 
 
  4.  Advanced  beyond  the  usual  degree;  advanced  for  season;  as 
  the  grass  is  forward,  or  forward  for  the  season;  we  have  a 
  forward  spring. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Forward  \For"ward\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Forwarded};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Forwarding}.] 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Forward  \For"ward\,  n.  [OE.,  fr  AS  foreweard;  fore  before  + 
  weard  a  ward.  See  {Ward},  n.] 
  An  agreement;  a  covenant;  a  promise.  [Obs.] 
 
  Tell  us  a  tale  anon,  as  forward  is  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Forward  \For"ward\,  Forwards  \For"wards\,  adv  [AS.  forweard, 
  foreweard;  for  fore  +  -weardes;  akin  to  G.  vorw["a]rts.  The 
  s  is  properly  a  genitive  ending.  See  {For},  {Fore},  and 
  {-ward},  {-wards}.] 
  Toward  a  part  or  place  before  or  in  front;  onward;  in 
  advance;  progressively;  --  opposed  to  backward. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  forward 
  adj  1:  at  or  near  or  directed  toward  the  front;  "the  forward 
  section  of  the  aircraft";  "a  forward  plunge  down  the 
  stairs";  "forward  motion"  [ant:  {backward}] 
  2:  moving  toward  a  position  ahead;  "forward  motion";  "the 
  onward  course  of  events"  [syn:  {onward}] 
  3:  used  of  temperament  or  behavior;  lacking  restraint  or 
  modesty;  "a  forward  child  badly  in  need  of  discipline" 
  [ant:  {backward}] 
  4:  of  the  transmission  gear  causing  forward  movement  in  a  motor 
  vehicle;  "in  a  forward  gear"  [ant:  {reverse}] 
  5:  moving  forward  [syn:  {advancing},  {forward-moving}] 
  6:  situated  at  or  toward  the  front;  "the  fore  cabins";  "the 
  forward  part  of  the  ship" 
  7:  situated  in  the  front;  "the  forward  section  of  the  aircraft" 
  n  1:  the  person  who  plays  the  position  of  forward  on  a  basketball 
  team 
  2:  a  position  on  a  basketball  team 
  adv  1:  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)  [syn:  {forwards}, 
  {frontward},  {frontwards},  {forrad},  {forrard}]  [ant: 
  {back}] 
  2:  forward  in  time  or  order  or  degree;  "from  that  time  forth"; 
  "from  the  sixth  century  onward"  [syn:  {forth},  {onward}] 
  3:  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"  [syn:  {ahead}]  [ant:  {back},  {back}] 
  4:  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"  [syn:  {ahead}, 
  {onward},  {onwards},  {forwards},  {forrader}] 
  5:  near  or  toward  the  bow  of  a  ship  or  cockpit  of  a  plane;  "the 
  captain  went  fore  (or  forward)  to  check  the  instruments" 
  [syn:  {fore}]  [ant:  {aft}] 
  v  :  send  or  ship  onward  from  an  intermediate  post  or  station  in 
  transit;  "forward  my  mail"  [syn:  {send  on}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  forward 
 
    verb  To  send  (a  copy  of)  an  {electronic  mail} 
  message  that  you  have  recieved  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 
  {home  directory}. 
 
  A  {mailing  list}  server  (or  "{mail  exploder}")  is  designed  to 
  forward  messages  automatically  to  lists  of  people. 
 
  {Unix  manual  page}:  aliases(5). 
 
  (2000-03-22) 
 
 




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