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forward (temperament, behavior, lacking)

Definition:

of temperament or behavior, lacking restraint or modesty

Class:

adjective (modifies a noun)

Related to:

forwardness

Comparative:

more forward

Superlative:

most forward

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage example:

a forward child badly in need of discipline

See also:

bold-faced

Etymology:

Old English forewearde "toward the front"; see "fore" + "-ward". The verb is...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of forward...

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

forward | forwards | forrad [Scottish, dialect] | progressive [synonym, sense-specific] | out [synonym, sense-specific] | forth [synonym, sense-specific] | forwardly [adverb, derived]

directed or moving ahead | lying or situated in or near the front part of something | presumptuous, pert, or impudent | well developed or advanced, ... (23 of 775 words, 20 definitions, 15 usage examples, pronunciations)

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Oxford Dictionary:

forward | forwards | forward of | take something forward | fwd [abbreviation] | forrard [non-standard, to represent a nautical or dialect pronunciation] | promote [synonym, sense-specific] | forwardly [derived]

in the direction that one is facing or travelling; towards the front | in or towards the bow or nose of a ship or aircraft. | in the normal order or ... (29 of 424 words, 21 definitions, 23 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/forward

Wikipedia:

Forward [disambiguation]

may refer to: Forward (surname) | Relative direction, where forward is the opposite of backward | Forward (association football) | Forward (basketball), including Point forward | Power forward (basketball) | Small forward | Forward (ice hockey) Power ... (31 of 420 words, 38 definitions)

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

forward | forward of | from that day/time/moment etc forward | forwards

in the direction in front of you ; moving in the direction in front of you ; looking in the direction that is in front of you | in a position towards ... (31 of 327 words, 7 definitions, 13 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/forward

forward [transitive, verb] | forwarded [past tense] | forwarding [present participle] | forwards [3rd-person singular present]

to send a letter, parcel, email etc that has been sent to your address to someone else at another address | to help something to progress or get ... (27 of 70 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

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forward [countable, noun] | forwards [plural]

a player in a game such as basketball, football, or hockey whose job is to attack the other team and score (21 of 46 words, pronunciation)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

forward | forwarded [past tense] | forwarding [present participle] | forwards [3rd-person singular present] | forwardly [adverb, related] | forwardness [noun, related]

At, near, or belonging to the front or forepart; fore | Located ahead or in advance | Going, tending, or moving toward a position in front | [sports] ... (25 of 269 words, 21 definitions, 13 usage examples, pronunciations)

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Random House Dictionary:

forward | forwards | ahead [synonym, definitions 4, 5, sense-specific]

toward or at a place, point, or time in advance; onward; ahead. | toward the front. | into view or consideration; out; forth. | toward the bow or ... (25 of 266 words, 18 definitions, 13 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/forward

Merriam-Webster:

forward [entry 1, adjective] | forwards [forward] | ahead [forward] | forth [forward] | along [forward] | onward [forward] | brash [synonym, sense-specific] | precocious [synonym, sense-specific] | ready [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

near, being at, or belonging to the forepart ; situated in advance | strongly inclined; "ready" ; lacking modesty or reserve; "brash" | notably ... (22 of 264 words, 6 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/forward

forward [entry 2, adverb] | ahead [synonym] | forth [synonym] | along [synonym] | forwards [synonym] | on [synonym] | onward [synonym] | before [similar] | fore [similar] | ...

to or toward what is ahead or in front (9 of 106 words, 2 usage examples)

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forward [entry 3, verb] | promote [synonym, sense-specific] | transmit [synonym, sense-specific] | advance [synonym, sense-specific] | cultivate [synonym, sense-specific] | encourage [synonym, sense-specific] | foster [synonym, sense-specific] | further [synonym, sense-specific] | incubate [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

to help onward; "promote" | to send forward; "transmit" ; to send or ship onward from an intermediate post or station in transit (22 of 169 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples)

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forward [entry 4, noun]

a player who plays at the front of his team's formation near the goal at which his team is attempting to score (22 of 39 words)

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Wiktionary:

forward | forwards [plural] | forwarded [past tense] | forwarding [present participle] | forrard [dialect, nautical] | fwd [abbreviation] | foreward [sense-specific] | anterior [synonym, sense-specific] | front [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

[dialectal or obsolete] Agreement; covenant. | Toward the front or at the front. | Without customary restraint | [finance] Expected in the future. | Towards the front or from the front. | In the usual direction of travel. | Into the future. |... (36 of 238 words, 15 definitions, 11 usage examples, pronunciations)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/forward

New World Dictionary:

forward | forwards | forwardable [adjective, related] | forwardness [noun, related]

at, toward, or of the front, or forepart | advanced; specifically, ; mentally advanced; precocious ; advanced socially, politically, etc.; progressive ... (20 of 142 words, 13 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/forward

Cambridge Dictionary:

forward [entry 1] | forwards

towards the direction that is in front of you (9 of 26 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/forward 1

forward [entry 2] | from that day forward | forwards

towards the future | "from that day forward": [formal] after that point (11 of 33 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/forward 2

forward [entry 3] | forwards

used in expressions related to progress (6 of 22 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/forward 3

forward [entry 5]

relating to the future (4 of 12 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/forward 5

forward [entry 6, disapproving]

confident and honest in a way that ignores the usual social rules and might seem rude (16 of 41 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/forward 6

forward [entry 7]

to send a letter, etc., especially from someone's old address to their new address, or to send a letter, email, etc. that you have received to someone ... (27 of 48 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/forward 7

forward [entry 8]

a player who is in an attacking position in a team (11 of 16 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/forward 8

Encarta Dictionary:

forward | forwards [plural] | forwarded [past tense] | forwarding [present participle] | fwd. [abbreviation]

to or toward a front position or direction | to or toward what is ahead in space or time | towards a goal | indicates that something progresses or ... (26 of 389 words, 15 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861613134​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

forward

Origin: Old English forewearde "toward the front"; see "fore" + "-ward". The verb is first recorded 1590s, "to help push forward"; meaning "to send (a ... (24 of 69 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=forward

Wiktionary:

forward | forwards [plural] | forwarded [past tense] | forwarding [present participle]

Origin: Middle English, from Old English foreweard ("condition, bargain, agreement, contract, treaty, assurance"), equivalent to ... | Middle English foreward, from Old English foreweard ("forward, inclined to the front, fore, early,... (29 of 67 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/forward

Oxford Dictionary:

forward | forwards

Origin: Old English forweard (in the sense "towards the future", as in from this day forward), variant of forthweard (see "forth", "-ward")

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/forward

New World Dictionary:

forward

Origin: Middle English foreward from Old English adjective and adverb foreweard: see "fore" and "-ward"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/forward

American Heritage Dictionary:

forward | forwarded [past tense] | forwarding [present participle] | forwards [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English, from Old English foreweard: fore-, fore- + -weard, -ward.

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Collins Dictionary:

forward | forwards

Origin: Old English foreweard

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/forward

Merriam-Webster:

forward [entry 1, adjective]

First use: before 12th century

Origin: Middle English, from Old English foreweard, from fore- + -weard -ward

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Encarta Dictionary:

forward | forwards [plural] | forwarded [past tense] | forwarding [present participle]

Origin: Old English forweard "in the direction of the front" from fore

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Audio references

Wiktionary:

forward | forwards [plural] | forwarded [past tense] | forwarding [present participle]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "forward"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/forward

Collins Dictionary:

forward | forwards

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "forward"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "forward"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/forward

Macmillan British Dictionary:

forward

Audio: British English pronunciation of "forward"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/forward

forward [transitive, verb] | forwarded [past tense] | forwarding [present participle] | forwards [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "forward"

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forward [countable, noun] | forwards [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "forward"

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

forward

Audio: North American pronunciation of "forward"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/forward

forward [transitive, verb] | forwarded [past tense] | forwarding [present participle] | forwards [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "forward"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/forward 22

forward [countable, noun] | forwards [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "forward"

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Cambridge Dictionary:

forward [entry 7]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "forward"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "forward"

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the Free Dictionary:

forward

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "forward"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "forward"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "forward" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

forward | forwards [plural] | forwarded [past tense] | forwarding [present participle]

Audio: English pronunciation of "forward"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

forward

Audio: North American pronunciation of "forward"

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YourDictionary Audio:

forward

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "forward" by speech synthesizer

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freedictionary.org:

forward

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "forward" by speech synthesizer

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