forward significado, forward definición | diccionario de inglés definición



  ( forwards    plural & 3rd person present)   ( forwarding    present participle)   ( forwarded    past tense & past participle  )
In addition to the uses shown below, forward is also used in phrasal verbs such as `bring forward' and `look forward to'. In British English, forwards is often used as an adverb instead of forward in senses 1, 3, and 6.     
1       adv   If you move or look forward, you move or look in a direction that is in front of you. In British English, you can also move or look forwards.  
ADV after v     (Antonym: backwards)    He came forward with his hand out. `Mr and Mrs Selby?' he enquired..., She fell forwards on to her face...     
2       adv   Forward means in a position near the front of something such as a building or a vehicle.  
be ADV, ADV after v  
The best seats are in the aisle and as far forward as possible..., The other car had a 3-inch lower driving seat and had its engine mounted further forward.     
      Forward is also an adjective., adj   ADJ n  
Reinforcements were needed to allow more troops to move to forward positions.     
3       adv   If you say that someone looks forward, you approve of them because they think about what will happen in the future and plan for it. In British English, you can also say that someone looks forwards.  
usu ADV after v, also ADV adj     (approval)    Now the leadership wants to look forward, and to outline a strategy for the rest of the century..., People should forget and look forwards..., Manchester United has always been a forward-looking club.     
      Forward is also an adjective., adj   ADJ n  
The university system requires more forward planning.     
4       adv   If you put a clock or watch forward, you change the time shown on it so that it shows a later time, for example when the time changes to summer time or daylight saving time.  
ADV after v  
When we put the clocks forward in March we go into British Summer Time.     
5       adv   When you are referring to a particular time, if you say that something was true from that time forward, you mean that it became true at that time, and continued to be true afterwards.  
from n ADV   (=on)  
Velazquez's work from that time forward was confined largely to portraits of the royal family.     
6       adv   You use forward to indicate that something progresses or improves. In British English, you can also use forwards.  
ADV after v, n ADV  
And by boosting economic prosperity in Mexico, Canada and the United States, it will help us move forward on issues that concern all of us..., They just couldn't see any way forward..., Space scientists and astronomers have taken another step forwards.     
7       adv   If something or someone is put forward, or comes forward, they are suggested or offered as suitable for a particular purpose.  
ADV after v  
Over the years several similar theories have been put forward..., Next month the Commission is to bring forward its first proposals for action..., He was putting himself forward as a Democrat..., Investigations have ground to a standstill because no witnesses have come forward.     
8       verb   If a letter or message is forwardedto someone, it is sent to the place where they are, after having been sent to a different place earlier.  
When he's out on the road, office calls are forwarded to the cellular phone in his truck...      be V-ed from/to n  
We will forward your letters to him.      V n from/to n, Also V n  
9       n-count   In football, basketball, or hockey, a forward is a player whose usual position is in the opponents' half of the field, and whose usual job is to attack or score goals.  
    backwards and forwards  

centre-forward        ( centre-forwards    plural  ) A centre-forward in a team sport such as football or hockey is the player or position in the middle of the front row of attacking players.      n-count  
fast forward        ( fast forwards    3rd person present)   ( fast forwarding    present participle)   ( fast forwarded    past tense & past participle  ) , fast-forward  
1       verb   When you fast forward the tape in a video or tape recorder or when you fast forward, you make the tape go forwards. Compare rewind.  
Just fast forward the video...      V n  
He fast-forwarded the tape past the explosion...      V n prep/adv  
The urge to fast-forward is almost irresistible.      V, Also V prep/adv  
2       n-uncount   If you put a video or cassette tape onfast forward, you make the tape go forwards. Compare rewind.  
oft on N  
Before recording onto a new tape, wind it on fast forward, then rewind...     
If you describe a person or organization as forward-looking, you approve of the fact that they think about the future or have modern ideas.      adj  
Traducción diccionario Collins Inglés Cobuild  



1    advanced, advancing, early, forward-looking, onward, precocious, premature, progressive, well-developed  
2    advance, first, fore, foremost, front, head, leading  
3    assuming, bare-faced, bold, brash, brass-necked     (Brit. informal)   brazen, brazen-faced, cheeky, confident, familiar, fresh     (informal)   impertinent, impudent, overassertive, overweening, pert, presuming, presumptuous, pushy     (informal)   sassy     (U.S. informal)  
4         forwards    ahead, forth, on, onward  
5    into consideration, into prominence, into the open, into view, out, to light, to the fore, to the surface  
6    advance, aid, assist, back, encourage, expedite, favour, foster, further, hasten, help, hurry, promote, speed, support  
7      (Commerce)   dispatch, freight, post, route, send, send on, ship, transmit  
,       adj   backward, diffident, modest, regressive, retiring, shy  
      adv   backward(s)  
      vb   bar, block, hinder, hold up, impede, obstruct, retard, thwart  

come forward     
offer one's services, present or proffer oneself, volunteer  
dynamic, enlightened, enterprising, go-ahead, go-getting     (informal)   liberal, modern, progressive, reforming  
look forward to     
anticipate, await, count on, count the days until, expect, hope for, long for, look for, set one's heart on, wait for  
put forward     
advance, introduce, move, nominate, prescribe, present, press, proffer, propose, recommend, submit, suggest, tender  

Diccionario de inglés sinónimos  

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an exercise consisting in controlled downward and/or forward movement, used for weight training
inclined to bring forward small faults; made to confuse in argument
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