Forward, onward both indicate a direction toward the front or a movement in a frontward direction. Forward applies to any movement toward what is or is conceived to be the front or a goal: to face forward; to move forward in the aisles.
Onward applies to any movement in continuance of a course: to march onward toward a goal. 8.
willing, earnest, zealous. 9.
assuming, impudent. See bold
early, preliminary, future, premature. 13.
unconventional, progressive. 17.