Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun forward

2 senses of forward

Sense 1
forward -- (the person who plays the position of forward in certain games, such as basketball, soccer, or hockey)
       => basketball player, basketeer, cager -- (an athlete who plays basketball)

Sense 2
forward -- (a position on a basketball, soccer, or hockey team)
       => position -- ((in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player; "what position does he play?")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb forward

1 sense of forward

Sense 1
forward, send on -- (send or ship onward from an intermediate post or station in transit; "forward my mail")
       => transport, send, ship -- (transport commercially)

Antonyms of adj forward

4 senses of forward

Sense 1
forward (vs. backward) -- (at or near or directed toward the front; "the forward section of the aircraft"; "a forward plunge down the stairs"; "forward motion")

backward (vs. forward) -- (directed or facing toward the back or rear; "a backward view")
        => backswept, sweptback -- (used of hair)
        => cacuminal, retroflex -- (pronounced with the tip of the tongue turned back toward the hard palate)
        => converse, reversed, transposed -- (turned about in order or relation; "transposed letters")
        => inverse, reverse -- (reversed (turned backward) in order or nature or effect)
        => rearward, reverse -- (directed or moving toward the rear; "a rearward glance"; "a rearward movement")
        => receding (prenominal) -- ((of a hairline e.g.) moving slowly back)
        => reflexive, self-referent -- (referring back to itself)
        => regardant (postnominal) -- (looking backward)
        => retracted -- (drawn back and in; "a cat with retracted claws")
        => retral, retrograde -- (moving or directed or tending in a backward direction or contrary to a previous direction)
        => retroflex, retroflexed -- (bent or curved backward)
        => returning (prenominal), reversive -- (tending to be turned back)

Sense 2
forward (vs. backward) -- (used of temperament or behavior; lacking restraint or modesty; "a forward child badly in need of discipline")

backward (vs. forward) -- ((used of temperament or behavior) marked by a retiring nature; "a backward lover")
        => bashful, blate -- (disposed to avoid notice; "they considered themselves a tough outfit and weren't bashful about letting anybody know it"; (`blate' is a Scottish term for bashful))

Sense 3
forward (vs. reverse) -- (of the transmission gear causing forward movement in a motor vehicle; "in a forward gear")

reverse (vs. forward) -- (of the transmission gear causing backward movement in a motor vehicle; "in reverse gear")

Sense 4
advancing, forward, forward-moving -- (moving forward)

INDIRECT (VIA progressive) -> regressive -- (opposing progress; returning to a former less advanced state)

Similarity of adj forward

4 senses of forward

Sense 1
forward (vs. backward) -- (at or near or directed toward the front; "the forward section of the aircraft"; "a forward plunge down the stairs"; "forward motion")
       => guardant (postnominal), gardant (postnominal), full-face -- (looking forward)
       => headfirst, headlong -- (with the head foremost; "a headfirst plunge down the stairs"; "a headlong dive into the pool")
          Also See-> fore#1; progressive#1

Sense 2
forward (vs. backward) -- (used of temperament or behavior; lacking restraint or modesty; "a forward child badly in need of discipline")
       => brash, cheeky, nervy -- (offensively bold; "a brash newcomer disputed the age-old rules for admission to the club"; "a nervy thing to say")
       => bumptious, self-assertive -- (offensively self-assertive)
       => overfamiliar -- (taking undue liberties; "young women disliked the overfamiliar tone he took with them")
       => fresh, impertinent, impudent, overbold, smart, saucy, sassy, wise -- (improperly forward or bold; "don't be fresh with me"; "impertinent of a child to lecture a grownup"; "an impudent boy given to insulting strangers"; "Don't get wise with me!")
       => assumptive, assuming, presumptuous -- (excessively forward; "an assumptive person"; "on a subject like this it would be too assuming for me to decide"; "the duchess would not put up with presumptuous servants")
          Also See-> bold#1

Sense 3
forward (vs. reverse) -- (of the transmission gear causing forward movement in a motor vehicle; "in a forward gear")

Sense 4
advancing, forward, forward-moving -- (moving forward)
       => progressive (vs. regressive) -- (favoring or promoting progress; "progressive schools")

Antonyms of adv forward

2 of 5 senses of forward

Sense 1
forward, forwards, frontward, frontwards, forrad, forrard -- (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))
       Antonym of backward (Sense 1)
      => back, backward, backwards, rearward, rearwards -- (at or to or toward the back or rear; "he moved back"; "tripped when he stepped backward"; "she looked rearward out the window of the car")

Sense 3
ahead, forward -- (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")
       Antonym of backward (Sense 3)
      => back, backward -- (in or to or toward a past time; "set the clocks back an hour"; "never look back"; "lovers of the past looking fondly backward")

Synonyms of adv forward

5 senses of forward

Sense 1
forward, forwards, frontward, frontwards, forrad, forrard -- (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))

Sense 2
forth, forward, onward -- (forward in time or order or degree; "from that time forth"; "from the sixth century onward")

Sense 3
ahead, forward -- (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")

Sense 4
ahead, onward, onwards, forward, forwards, forrader -- (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")

Sense 5
fore, forward -- (near or toward the bow of a ship or cockpit of a plane; "the captain went fore (or forward) to check the instruments")

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