Forward in a sentence

The word "forward" in a example sentences. Learn the definition of forward and how to use it in a sentence.

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Definition of Forward

  • Toward a part or place before or in front; onward; in advance; progressively; -- opposed to backward.
  • 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.
  • Ready; prompt; strongly inclined; in an ill sense, overready; too hasty.
  • 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.
  • Advanced beyond the usual degree; advanced for the season; as, the grass is forward, or forward for the season; we have a forward spring.
  • 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.
  • To send forward; to send toward the place of destination; to transmit; as, to forward a letter.
  • a position on a basketball, soccer, or hockey team
  • the person who plays the position of forward in certain games, such as basketball, soccer, or hockey
  • send or ship onward from an intermediate post or station in transit
  • in a forward direction
  • at or to or toward the front
  • toward the future; forward in time
  • forward in time or order or degree
  • near or toward the bow of a ship or cockpit of a plane
  • at or near or directed toward the front
  • of the transmission gear causing forward movement in a motor vehicle
  • used of temperament or behavior; lacking restraint or modesty

How to use forward in a sentence. Forward pronunciation.

I knew the walk and the forward thrust of the head.
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As David moved forward, his mind was embarrassed by many impressions.
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Before he could move forward or raise his arm, however, David struck him a blow in the neck which flung him upon a square marble pedestal intended for a statue.
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A swift glance to the floor, then he ran forward, stooped down, and laid a hand on his brother's breast.
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Noiselessly he moved forward and touched the spring of the door through which the two had gone.
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For a moment he listened, then went forward and passed through into the hall.
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In this sick, mad land, in this whirlpool of secret murder and conspiracy, no one could tell what plot was hatching, what deeds were forward; and he could not yet be sure that no one save himself and herself knew who had killed Foorgat Bey.
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He appeared to be unconscious of David's pain-drawn face, as he sat with hands upon his knees, his head bent forward listening, as though lost to the world.
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His head, slightly bowed, was thrust forward to the dusk.
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He leaned forward eagerly, the cruel and ugly look faded slowly from his eyes.
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Presently Harrik entered, impassive, yet alert, his slight, handsome figure in sharp contrast to the men lounging in the cushions before him, who salaamed as he came forward.
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Rocking his body backwards and forwards and dwelling sonorously on each vowel, the holy man seemed the incarnation of Muslim piety; but as the two conspirators passed him with scarce a glance, and made their way to a small gate leading into the great garden bordering on the Nile, his eyes watched them sharply.
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He clapped his hands twice, the curtains parted opposite, and a slave slid silently forward.
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Harrik cried, and sprang forward as the wild beast rose at him.
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Mahommed rocked backwards and forwards in his delight.
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He took a step forward.
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Kaid took a step forward.
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Prof. Hart will answer or forward your message.
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Leaning just gently forward out of the perpendicular, easy and nonchalant, with broad slouch-hat brim blown square up in front, and long riata swinging above the head, they swept through the town like the wind!
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But when Curry heard of the difficulty, he came forward, solitary and alone, and shouldered the Ship of State over the bar and got her afloat again.
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Examples of Forward

Example #1
Inside the hut all was still.
Example #2
Who, think thee, was it?
Example #3
He was not confused, but the glitter and splendour, the Oriental gorgeousness of the picture into which he stepped, excited his eye, roused some new sense in him.
Example #4
He was a curious figure in those surroundings.
Example #5
In falling his head struck violently a sharp corner of the pedestal.
Example #6
He seized one-a dagger-and sprang to his feet.