for·​wards | \ ˈfȯr-wərdz How to pronounce forwards (audio) \

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Synonyms for forwards


ahead, along, forth, forward, on, onward (also onwards)

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Examples of forwards in a Sentence

for every step that her campaign takes forwards, it seems to take two backwards

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Market Reaction Initial reaction suggested the new tariff cut’s impact could still be mild, as the world’s two biggest economies moved a step forwards towards resolving their trade dispute. Joanne Chiu, WSJ, "China’s Reduction of Auto Import Tariffs Steers Asia Stocks Lower," 23 May 2018 Heath led the Ghosts to a 66-61 victory against St. Joseph’s Prep in front of a packed crowd, which was treated to duels between two of the top forwards and top guards in the area. Aaron Carter,, "Robbie Heath's stock rises as Abington advances in PIAA state basketball playoffs," 15 Mar. 2018 Pysyk said active defensemen need to trust that forwards will help them defensively. Matthew Defranks,, "Panthers defensemen jump into offensive play in attempt to jumpstart scoring," 23 Dec. 2017 Four of the Flyers’ top forwards — Claude Giroux, Jake Voracek, Wayne Simmonds, and Sean Couturier — will not be playing in either of their split-squad exhibition games Wednesday against the New York Islanders. Sam Carchidi,, "Claude Giroux experiment on hold; Flyers set lineups for exhibitions," 20 Sep. 2017 Four of the Flyers’ top forwards — Claude Giroux, Jake Voracek, Wayne Simmonds, and Sean Couturier — will not play in either of their split-squad exhibition games Wednesday against the Islanders. Sam Carchidi,, "Flyers' Brandon Manning starting to make progress after surgery," 20 Sep. 2017 The entire motor shifts on an axis in order to turn the tape backwards or forwards. Sophie Weiner, Popular Mechanics, "The Elegant 60s Japanese Tape Recorder That Could Have Been the Future," 1 Sep. 2017 Couture finished with 20:41 of ice time, second among all Sharks forwards. Curtis Pashelka, The Mercury News, "Sharks’ Couture aiming to improve for Game 2 vs. Oilers," 13 Apr. 2017 To actually move forwards and backward, thin motors are lodged in the wheels. Alexander George, Popular Mechanics, "Making the Amazing Elevating Car," 10 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of forwards

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of forwards was in the 15th century

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an act or instance of editing or removing

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