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onward

[on-werd, awn-] /ˈɒn wərd, ˈɔn-/
adverb, Also, onwards
1.
toward a point ahead or in front; forward, as in space or time.
2.
at a position or point in advance.
adjective
3.
directed or moving onward or forward; forward.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; see on, -ward
Synonyms
1. See forward.
Antonyms
1, 3. backward.
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Examples for onward
  • And from that point onward the poor reasoning and bad grammar only get worse.
  • onward he pummelled into the night, taking no heed but for one thing and that was to clear the road.
  • From that point onward, the charcoal-burners' days were numbered.
  • Versions three and onward are summarized below, from reader mail.
  • The incisive branch is continued onward within the bone, and supplies the canine and incisor teeth.
  • The wave moves onward, but the water of which it is composed does not.
  • In some months of the year, however, there often chances a forenoon when affairs move onward with a livelier tread.
  • Your onward or return journey may be by any mode of transport, provided you hold a return or onward ticket.
British Dictionary definitions for onward

onward

/ˈɒnwəd/
adjective
1.
directed or moving forwards, onwards, etc
adverb
2.
a variant of onwards

onwards

/ˈɒnwədz/
adverb
1.
at or towards a point or position ahead, in advance, etc
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Word Origin and History for onward
adv.

late 14c., from on + -ward. The form onwards, with adverbial genitive -s-, is attested from c.1600.

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