Definition of forward verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    forward

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈfɔːwəd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɔːrwərd//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they forward
    BrE BrE//ˈfɔːwəd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɔːrwərd//
     
    he / she / it forwards
    BrE BrE//ˈfɔːwədz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɔːrwərdz//
     
    past simple forwarded
    BrE BrE//ˈfɔːwədɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɔːrwərdɪd//
     
    past participle forwarded
    BrE BrE//ˈfɔːwədɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɔːrwərdɪd//
     
    -ing form forwarding
    BrE BrE//ˈfɔːwədɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɔːrwərdɪŋ//
     
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  1. 1(formal) to send or pass goods or information to somebody forward something to somebody We will be forwarding our new catalogue to you next week. forward somebody something We will be forwarding you our new catalogue next week. I’m forwarding you this email that I had from Jeff. forward something to forward a request/complaint/proposal Wordfinderaddress, attachment, compose, draft, email, emoticon, forward, inbox, message, re See related entries: Email
  2. 2to send a letter, etc. received at the address a person used to live at to their new address synonym send on forward something (to somebody) Could you forward any mail to us in New York? forward (something) I put ‘please forward’ on the envelope.
  3. 3forward something (formal) to help to improve or develop something synonym further He saw the assignment as a way to forward his career. She uses various devices to forward the plot. They have done a great deal to forward the cause of world peace. see also fast-forward
  4. Word Origin Old English forweard (in the sense ‘towards the future’, as in from this day forward), variant of forthweard (see forth, -ward).
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