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Definition of Forward


  1. An agreement; a covenant; a promise.
  2. Alt. of Forwards
  3. 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.
  4. Ready; prompt; strongly inclined; in an ill sense, overready; to hasty.
  5. 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.
  6. Advanced beyond the usual degree; advanced for season; as, the grass is forward, or forward for the season; we have a forward spring.
  7. 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.
  8. To send forward; to send toward the place of destination; to transmit; as, to forward a letter.

Forward Quotations

You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.
Steve Jobs

We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
Walt Disney

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them - that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.
Lao Tzu

You are always a student, never a master. You have to keep moving forward.
Conrad Hall

Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.
Brian Tracy
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Forward Translations

forward in Dutch is voorspeler, aanvaller
forward in French is acheminent, acheminer, avanten, acheminons
forward in Italian is anteriore, spedire
forward in Latin is porro, prorsus, protinus
forward in Norwegian is forrest, fremmelig, videresende, fremover
forward in Portuguese is para diante
forward in Spanish is delantero
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