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
We need a lot of energy to propel the modern civilization onwards, but it does not come by cheap.
From this point onwards, pure blitzkrieg operations played less part.
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