1. noun
    a position on a basketball team
  2. noun
    the person who plays the position of forward on a basketball team
  3. verb
    send or ship onward from an intermediate post or station in transit; "forward my mail"
  4. adjective
    moving forward
  5. adverb
    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"
  6. adverb
    near or toward the bow of a ship or cockpit of a plane; "the captain went fore (or forward) to check the instruments"
  7. adverb
    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)
  8. adverb
    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"
  9. adverb
    forward in time or order or degree; "from that time forth"; "from the sixth century onward"
  10. adjective
    situated in the front; "the forward section of the aircraft"
  11. adjective
    at or near or directed toward the front; "the forward section of the aircraft"; "a forward plunge down the stairs"; "forward motion"
  12. adjective
    of the transmission gear causing forward movement in a motor vehicle; "in a forward gear"
  13. adjective
    used of temperament or behavior; lacking restraint or modesty; "a forward child badly in need of discipline"
  14. adjective
    moving toward a position ahead; "forward motion"; "the onward course of events"
  15. adjective
    situated at or toward the front; "the fore cabins"; "the forward part of the ship"