n. An agreement; a covenant; a promise.
- adv. Toward a part or place before or in front; onward; in advance; progressively; - opposed to backward.
- adj. Near, or at the fore part; in advance of something else; as, the forward gun in a ship, or the forward ship in a fleet. Ready; prompt; strongly inclined; in an ill sense, over ready; too hasty. Ardent; eager; earnest; in an ill sense, less reserved or modest than is proper; bold; confident; as, the boy is too forward for his years. Advanced beyond the usual degree; advanced for the season; as, the grass is forward, or forward for the season; we have a forward spring.
- vb. To help onward; to advance; to promote; to accelerate; to quicken; to hasten; as, to forward the growth of a plant; to forward one in improvement. To send forward; to send toward the place of destination; to transmit; as, to forward a letter.