Definition for FOR'WARD


  1. Near or at the forepart; in advance of something else; as, the forward gun in a ship, or the forward ship in fleet; the forward horse in a team.
  2. Ready; prompt; strongly inclined. Only they would that we should remember the poor; the same which I also was forward to do. Gal. ii.
  3. Ardent; eager; earnest; violent. Or lead the forward youth to noble war. Prior.
  4. Bold; confident; less reserved or modest than is proper; in an ill sense; as, the boy is too forward for his years.
  5. Advanced beyond the usual degree; advanced for the season. The grass or the grain is forward, or forward the season; we have a forward spring.
  6. Quick; hasty; too ready. Be not forward to speak in public. Prudence directs that we be not too forward to believe current reports.
  7. Anterior; fore. Let us take the instant by the forward top. – Shak.
  8. Advanced; not behindhand. – Shak.

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