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forwarding

[fawr-wer-ding] /ˈfɔr wər dɪŋ/
noun
1.
Bookbinding. a stage in which sections of a book are stitched, fitted with a back, pasted, etc., before being placed in the completed cover.
2.
Engraving. the process of starting a copper plate by etching and of finishing with a graver.
Origin
1625-1635
1625-35; forward + -ing1

forward

[fawr-werd] /ˈfɔr wərd/
adverb, Also, forwards
1.
toward or at a place, point, or time in advance; onward; ahead:
to move forward; from this day forward; to look forward.
2.
toward the front:
Let's move forward so we can hear better.
3.
into view or consideration; out; forth:
He brought forward several good suggestions.
4.
toward the bow or front of a vessel or aircraft.
5.
ahead (defs 4, 5).
adjective
6.
directed toward a point in advance; moving ahead; onward:
a forward motion.
7.
being in a condition of advancement; well-advanced:
It was quite forward in the season when we finished our planting.
8.
ready, prompt, or eager.
9.
presumptuous, impertinent, or bold:
a rude, forward child.
10.
situated in the front or forepart:
the forward part of the ship.
11.
of or pertaining to the future; for the future or forward delivery:
forward buying; a forward price.
12.
lying ahead or to the front:
Take the forward path.
13.
radical or extreme, as persons or opinions:
the forward trend in certain liberal thought.
noun
14.
Sports.
  1. a player stationed in advance of others on a team.
  2. Football. a lineman.
  3. Basketball. either of two players stationed in the forecourt.
15.
Finance. something bought, as a security, for future delivery.
verb (used with object)
16.
to send forward; transmit, especially to a new address:
to forward a letter.
17.
to advance or help onward; promote:
The training will help to forward your career.
verb (used without object)
18.
to advance or play a mechanism, recording tape, cassette, etc., in the forward direction:
to find a musical selection without forwarding through the whole cassette.
Origin
before 900; Middle English; Old English for(e)weard. See fore1, -ward
Related forms
forwardable, adjective
forwardly, adverb
overforward, adjective
overforwardly, adverb
overforwardness, noun
reforward, verb (used with object)
unforward, adjective
unforwardly, adverb
unforwarded, adjective
Can be confused
foreword, forward, forwards, froward (see synonym study at the current entry)
Synonyms
1. 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. 11. early, preliminary, future, premature. 13. unconventional, progressive. 17. further, foster.
Antonyms
6. backward.
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Examples for forwarding
  • And no company has been willing to give out cash or prizes for forwarding an email.
  • Her former boyfriend moved out as well, leaving no forwarding address for the mortgage company.
  • forwarding letters from concerned citizens is a pretty clear violation of lobbying restrictions.
  • Careful, you're forwarding a common logic malfunction.
  • The format allowed longer playtime and faster rewinding and fast-forwarding.
  • Can you possibly send these attachments to my email address for forwarding.
  • Ideally, disentangling these frequencies and forwarding one of them to its final destination should be as easy as tuning a radio.
  • Within six months, collectors were forwarding other suspect images.
  • Changing your address and forwarding your mail is an essential part of the moving process.
  • The tenant must give the landlord a forwarding address.
British Dictionary definitions for forwarding

forwarding

/ˈfɔːwədɪŋ/
noun
1.
all the processes involved in the binding of a book subsequent to cutting and up to the fitting of its cover

forward

/ˈfɔːwəd/
adjective
1.
directed or moving ahead
2.
lying or situated in or near the front part of something
3.
presumptuous, pert, or impudent a forward remark
4.
well developed or advanced, esp in physical, material, or intellectual growth or development forward ideas
5.
(archaic) (often postpositive) ready, eager, or willing
6.
  1. of or relating to the future or favouring change; progressive
  2. (in combination) forward-looking
7.
(finance) realting to fulfilment at a future date
8.
(NZ) (of an animal) in good condition
noun
9.
  1. an email that has been sent to one recipient and then forwarded to another
  2. (in American football) a lineman
10.
an attacking player in any of various sports, such as soccer, hockey, or basketball
adverb
11.
a variant of forwards
12.
(ˈfɔːwəd; nautical history) (ˈfɒrəd). towards the front or bow of an aircraft or ship
13.
into prominence or a position of being subject to public scrutiny; out; forth the witness came forward
verb (transitive)
14.
to send forward or pass on to an ultimate destination the letter was forwarded from a previous address
15.
to advance, help, or promote to forward one's career
16.
(bookbinding) to prepare (a book) for the finisher
Derived Forms
forwardly, adverb
Word Origin
Old English foreweard
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Word Origin and History for forwarding

forward

adv.

Old English forewearde "toward the front;" see fore + -ward. Adjectival sense of "early" is from 1520s; that of "presumptuous" is attested from 1560s.

v.

1590s, "to help push forward," from forward (adv.). Meaning "to send (a letter, etc.) on to another destination" is from 1757. Related: Forwarded; forwarding.

n.

Old English, "the fore or front part" of something; see forward (adv.). The position in football so called since 1879.

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