1749, Henry Fielding, The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling
[…] the lady conceived the same desires with himself, and was on her side contriving how to give the captain proper encouragement, without appearing too forward; for she was a strict observer of all rules of decorum.
1999:"Would you think it forward of me to kiss you?" asked Tristran. — Neil Gaiman, Stardust, pg. 44 (2001 Perennial paperback edition).
(finance) Expected in the future.
The stock price is currently 12 times forward earnings.
A great bargain also had been the excellent Axminster carpet which covered the floor; as, again, the arm-chair in which Bunting now sat forward, staring into the dull, small fire. In fact, that arm-chair had been an extravagance of Mrs. Bunting. She had wanted her husband to be comfortable after the day's work was done, and she had paid thirty-seven shillings for the chair.
In the usual direction of travel.
After spending an hour stuck in the mud, we could once again move forward.
Into the future.
From this day forward, there will be no more brussels sprouts at the cafeteria.
The humor of my proposition appealed more strongly to Miss Trevor than I had looked for, and from that time forward she became her old self again; for, even after she had conquered her love for the Celebrity, the mortification of having been jilted by him remained.
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(rugby) one of the eight players (comprising two props, one hooker, two locks, two flankers and one number eight, collectively known as the pack) whose primary task is to gain and maintain possession of the ball (compare back).
(soccer) A player on a team in football (soccer) in the row nearest to the opposing team's goal, who are therefore principally responsible for scoring goals.
2004, Tamara Stevens, What Is Snail Mail?: The Lost Art of Letterwriting (page 27)
When you receive your new pen-pal's email address, do not automatically put it in your address book and use the email Addy to send 'forwards' to. Not every pen pal likes 'forwards', especially jokes and meaningless emails.
2009, Joli Ballew, Windows 7 for the Over 50s in Simple Steps
This method attaches the files to a new email, which is fine if you want to create a new email. The only problem with this is that it doesn't work if you'd rather send forwards or replies.
2012 July 5, “Vědě, Alma mater, Jičínu”, in Jičínský deník.cz, page ...:
V tenise hrál ve finále „Pardubické juniorky", v basketbale byl jedním z nejlepších tvořivých hráčů Jičína a ve fotbale hrál ve forwardu mnohdy lépe než útočníci jeho milované Sparty.
In tennis he played the final of "Pardubická juniorka" tournament, in basketball he was one of the most creative players of Jičín and in football he played in the forward line often better than attackers of his beloved Sparta.