English Synonyms and Antonyms
Antecedent may denote simple priority in time, implying no direct connection between that which goes before and that which follows; as, the striking of one clock may be always antecedent to the striking of another with no causal connection between them. Antecedent and previous may refer to that which goes or happens at any distance in advance, preceding is limited to that which is immediately or next before; an antecedent event may have happened at any time before; the preceding transaction is the one completed just before the one with which it is compared; a previous statement or chapter may be in any part of the book that has gone before; the preceding statement or chapter comes next before without an interval. Previous often signifies first by right; as, a previous engagement. Foregoing is used only of that which is spoken or written; as, the foregoing statements. Anterior, while it can be used of time, is coming to be employed chiefly with reference to place; as the anterior lobes of the brain. Prior bears exclusive reference to time, and commonly where that which is first in time is first also in right; as, a prior demand. Former is used of time, or of position in written or printed matter, not of space in general. We can say former times, a former chapter, etc., but not the former part of a garden; we should say the front part of the garden, the forward car of a train. Former has a close relation, or sharp contrast, with something following; the former always implies the latter, even when not fully expressed, as in Acts i, 1, and Eccles. vii, 10.
Such was the state of things previous to the revolution. [Previous to is often used adverbially, in constructions where previously to would be more strictly correct; as, these arrangements were made previous to my departure.]
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the person who plays the position of forward in certain games, such as basketball, soccer, or hockey
blate, converse, reversive, retroflexed, rearward, retracted, reverse, retral, transposed, cacuminal, regressive, bashful, self-referent, backswept, backward, receding(a), sweptback, retroflex, retrograde, reflexive, returning(a), inverse, reversed, regardant(ip), rearwards, backwards, back
a position on a basketball, soccer, or hockey team
regressive, returning(a), reverse, reversed, retroflex, inverse, sweptback, transposed, rearward, reflexive, regardant(ip), cacuminal, retral, self-referent, reversive, retracted, retroflexed, backswept, bashful, backward, receding(a), blate, converse, retrograde, back, rearwards, backwards
at or near or directed toward the front
"the forward section of the aircraft"; "a forward plunge down the stairs"; "forward motion"
rearward, sweptback, retral, transposed, reverse, regressive, reversive, retroflexed, backward, backswept, cacuminal, retrograde, returning(a), receding(a), converse, reversed, self-referent, regardant(ip), reflexive, retroflex, bashful, retracted, blate, inverse, backwards, back, rearwards
used of temperament or behavior; lacking restraint or modesty
"a forward child badly in need of discipline"
regressive, blate, rearward, transposed, retroflexed, cacuminal, backward, reverse, bashful, retroflex, inverse, returning(a), converse, receding(a), retrograde, backswept, reflexive, reversed, reversive, sweptback, regardant(ip), self-referent, retracted, retral, back, backwards, rearwards
of the transmission gear causing forward movement in a motor vehicle
"in a forward gear"
inverse, reverse, retroflex, regressive, transposed, reversed, retral, converse, reflexive, backswept, reversive, cacuminal, self-referent, retracted, receding(a), retroflexed, blate, backward, rearward, returning(a), bashful, retrograde, regardant(ip), sweptback, back, rearwards, backwards
advancing, forward, forward-movingverb
retroflex, backward, reversed, inverse, reversive, converse, receding(a), cacuminal, rearward, retracted, returning(a), backswept, reverse, retrograde, reflexive, regressive, sweptback, retral, retroflexed, bashful, regardant(ip), blate, self-referent, transposed, back, rearwards, backwards
forward, send onadverb
send or ship onward from an intermediate post or station in transit
"forward my mail"
self-referent, retroflex, blate, backward, reverse, backswept, reflexive, rearward, regardant(ip), regressive, reversive, transposed, bashful, sweptback, retrograde, receding(a), reversed, retracted, cacuminal, converse, inverse, retral, returning(a), retroflexed, rearwards, backwards, back
forward, forwards, frontward, frontwards, forrad, forrardadverb
at or to or toward the front
"he faced forward"; "step forward"; "she practiced sewing backward as well as frontward on her new sewing machine"; (`forrad' and `forrard' are dialectal variations)
backswept, retroflex, rearward, retracted, backward, reverse, sweptback, cacuminal, receding(a), converse, regressive, retrograde, regardant(ip), retral, inverse, transposed, reflexive, blate, self-referent, reversive, bashful, reversed, retroflexed, returning(a), rearwards, back, backwards
forth, forward, onwardadverb
forward in time or order or degree
"from that time forth"; "from the sixth century onward"
retral, backswept, backward, reversive, bashful, reverse, regardant(ip), retroflexed, transposed, rearward, retroflex, retracted, sweptback, cacuminal, reversed, blate, reflexive, receding(a), retrograde, converse, regressive, self-referent, returning(a), inverse, rearwards, backwards, back
toward the future; forward in time
"I like to look ahead in imagination to what the future may bring"; "I look forward to seeing you"
inverse, reflexive, blate, reversive, regressive, receding(a), reversed, retral, reverse, cacuminal, returning(a), bashful, retroflexed, backward, retroflex, backswept, retrograde, rearward, transposed, regardant(ip), self-referent, retracted, sweptback, converse, rearwards, backwards, back
ahead, onward, onwards, forward, forwards, forraderadverb
in a forward direction
"go ahead"; "the train moved ahead slowly"; "the boat lurched ahead"; "moved onward into the forest"; "they went slowly forward in the mud"
retroflex, retrograde, cacuminal, receding(a), reverse, retral, regardant(ip), transposed, backswept, returning(a), reflexive, backward, retroflexed, regressive, converse, blate, rearward, reversive, inverse, retracted, self-referent, bashful, reversed, sweptback, backwards, rearwards, back
near or toward the bow of a ship or cockpit of a plane
"the captain went fore (or forward) to check the instruments"
regardant(ip), backward, reverse, reversive, backswept, sweptback, receding(a), bashful, cacuminal, retrograde, retral, self-referent, reversed, retracted, returning(a), converse, reflexive, rearward, retroflexed, retroflex, blate, regressive, inverse, transposed, back, backwards, rearwards
further is a synonym for forward.
i could not go further with my aching legs!
she promotes the ideal of minimalism by organizing some workshops during weekends.Submitted by marinahalim on June 1, 2020
in a continuing forward direction; ahead.
we were onward from the other racers.
the term is “to remit to”. to “forward” would be better even than “revert”.
the property was forwarded to the comptroller.Submitted by Javiously3000 on March 7, 2021
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How to use forward in a sentence?
The UK's success has certainly inspired us and given us an impetus to move forward.
The method that is being used to produce this estimate, hopefully, others can use that going forward. To improve, you first have to know where you stand, golf courses are sequestering a considerable amount of carbon, which I think few people actually associate with golf. On the flipside, golf is a large land user and bound to be using wetlands in places. Emissions when you drain wetlands are so great.
We didn't get everything we wanted but we do have a couple steps we're going to able to move forward for disclosure.
We’re preparing, people are forward-looking right now to be ready to respond.
We encourage people to really bury the hatchet, so to speak, so they can move forward to a brighter and better future, it’s better than sitting home and eating a gallon of ice cream.
Translations for forward
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- voor, voort, vorentoe, voorwaarts, aanstuur, verder, verwag, voorspelAfrikaans
- إلى الأمامArabic
- перасла́ць, перасыла́цьBelarusian
- занапред, нападател, преден, крило, препращам, напред, нататък, нахаленBulgarian
- atacant, davanter, ala, alerCatalan, Valencian
- útočník, přední, přeposlat, dopředu, vpředCzech
- [[ab]] [[diesem]] [[Tag]], vorn, Bug, nachsenden, vorne, ab, weiterleiten, vorwärts, vorlaut, vorderGerman
- προάγω, εμπρός, προπετής, μπροστά, προωθώ, εμπρόσθιος, επιθετικός, αυθάδης, μπροστινόςGreek
- impertinenta, antaŭaEsperanto
- adelante, remitir, avanteSpanish
- keula, odotettu, lähtien, kokka, uskallettu, uskalias, etinen, eteenpäin, etummainen, etu-, hyökkääjä, välittää, ennustettu, tulevaFinnish
- en avant, à partir de, avant, cavalier, osé, à partir d'[[aujourd'hui]], [[aller]] [[en]] [[avant]], avancer, ForwardFrench
- urrúsach, ar aghaidhIrish
- הלאה, קדימהHebrew
- अग्रसरित करना, आगे की ओर, अगला, सामने, भेजना, भविष्य, आगे को चलता करना, आगे, अग्रस्थHindi
- előre, továbbít, ezután, csatár, kezdve, fogva, továbbHungarian
- հարձակվող, առաջArmenian
- inoltrare, trasmettere, avantiItalian
- 送る, 後, 届ける, 転送, 前方, 前, 回送, 渡す, フォワード, 送り渡すJapanese
- whakamua, whakametometoMāori
- vidaresendeNorwegian Nynorsk
- baug, framover, framtidig, spiss, direkte, fremre, forward, heretterNorwegian
- napastnik, do przoduPolish
- esperado, futuro, [[para]] [[frente]], atrevido, proa, frontal, atacante, repassar, dianteiro, adiante, fronteiro, avante, em diante, frentePortuguese
- нахальный, дерзкий, передовой, пересылать, далее, дальше, нападающий, переправить, нос, вперёд, впредь, форвард, переправлять, передний, переслать, развязныйRussian
- послати, unapred, prenijeti, naprijed, напред, poslati, напријед, prednji, napred, проследити, отпослати, proslediti, пренијети, otposlati, предњиSerbo-Croatian
- främre, hädanefter, vidarebefodra, framtida, påflugen, framåt, anfallare, framåt-Swedish
- imuaTonga (Tonga Islands)
- sevk etmek, yollamak, ileriye, müstakbel, olası, öne, ileri, ön, göndermekTurkish
- gởi tiếp, gửi tiếp, tiếp, đầuVietnamese
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