Word of the Day: Forward

for-ward / ˈfôrwərd   adverb
  1. ahead; toward or at a point or time in advance
You cannot propel yourself forward by patting yourself on the back. Traditional Proverb  
  1. toward the front
You will either step forward into growth or you will step back into safety. Abraham Maslow, 1908-1970   adjective
  1. brash
Saying that someone is “forward” implies that their advances are unwanted, perhaps pushing the other person away or making them uncomfortable – or at the very least coming on too strong. Charlotty Herman, c.2000-  
  1. near or belonging to the forepart
The study concluded that the risk of derailment is higher in the forward section of the train than in the rear third or rear quarter of the train. from ‘Safe Placement of Train Cars: A Report’ from the U.S. Dept. of Transportation Federal Railroad Administration  
  1. moving toward a position in front or ahead
Greater is he who accepts discouragements and keeps forward momentum, never retreating. Rich Barnes, ?-  
  1. of or preparing for the future
Discovery is for forward lookers.
  1. B. Joshua, 1963-
  1. to promote
If we follow Donne’s biographers, the conversion of a personally disadvantageous marriage into a career as a poet suggests something like that, in the sense that Donne’s being waysided in one career as courtier forwarded his other career as a poet. from ‘The Past that Poets Make” by Harold E. Toliver, 1932-  
  1. to transmit
Youth moves out, leaving no forwarding address. Rita Mae Brown, 1944-   noun
  1. in sports, a player situated toward the front of a team
There are six positions in hockey: three forwards – comprised of a centre and two wingers – two defencemen, plus one goaltender. https://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/hockey-101-breaking-down-the-positions/