Antonyms for forward

Grammar : Adj, adv, verb
Spell : fawr-werd
Phonetic Transcription : ˈfɔr wərd

Definition of forward

Origin :
  • Old English forewearde "toward the front;" see fore + -ward. Adjectival sense of "early" is from 1520s; that of "presumptuous" is attested from 1560s.
  • adj advancing, early
  • adj in front, first
  • adj brash, impertinent
  • adv toward the front in order, time
  • verb aid, expedite
  • verb send, ship
Example sentences :
  • We are like men in a subterranean cave, so chained that they can look only forward to the entrance.
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • And jest when I was lookin' forward to luxury and palaces in England, and everything so grand!
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • Mr Clayton was pushing me forward, and urging a dagger into my hand.
  • Extract from : « Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 327 » by Various
  • She drew him forward a little, and her hand touched his as she did so.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
  • We learn nothing, we take no forward step, except as we are whipped to it by anguish.
  • Extract from : « The Conquest of Fear » by Basil King
  • At thirty a man should look back with tenderness, forward with hope.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • It was as though the involuntary kiss had lurched him forward into a futurity of misery.
  • Extract from : « Thoroughbreds » by W. A. Fraser
  • Nor were they wrong, for such is the avowed aim of the "Forward Policy."
  • Extract from : « The Story of the Malakand Field Force » by Sir Winston S. Churchill
  • And at extreme ranges, the forward one-third of the barrel is the point of aim.
  • Extract from : « The Leopard Woman » by Stewart Edward White
  • While this was doing, most of the Englishmen ran up the forward hatch.
  • Extract from : « Ned Myers » by James Fenimore Cooper

Synonyms for forward

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