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



BrE BrE//ˈfɔːwəd//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɔːrwərd//
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an attacking player whose position is near the front of a team in some sports compare back Word OriginOld English forweard (in the sense ‘towards the future’, as in from this day forward), variant of forthweard (see forth, -ward).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: forward