onward

[on-werd, awn-]
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; Middle English; see on, -ward


1. See forward.


1, 3. backward.
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onward (ˈɒnwəd)
 
adj
1.  directed or moving forwards, onwards, etc
 
adv
2.  a variant of onwards

onwards or onward (ˈɒnwədz)
 
adv
at or towards a point or position ahead, in advance, etc
 
onward or onward
 
adv

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onward
late 14c., from on, on model of inward, forward. The form onwards, with adverbial genitive -s-, is attested from c.1600.
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Example sentences
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.
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