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

Examples of forwards in a Sentence

for every step that her campaign takes forwards, it seems to take two backwards
Recent Examples on the Web Lorentz only played in 38 regular season games and played in just 13 of Florida’s final 39 games as the team had 15 forwards for 12 spots. Jordan McPherson, Miami Herald, 10 May 2024 In the lone regular season meeting between the teams, the Seals earned a 14-7 win at Albany on Jan. 20, with forwards Wes Berg and Austin Staats each posting seven points. Ivan Carter, San Diego Union-Tribune, 3 May 2024 And finally, weave in the additions of forwards Vladimir Tarasenko and Kyle Okposo at the trade deadline. Jordan McPherson, Miami Herald, 20 Apr. 2024 So when Sporting announced a formation that included Willy Agada and Alan Pulido — two typically central-playing forwards — the court of public opinion was mixed on what the club was actually doing. Daniel Sperry, Kansas City Star, 29 Mar. 2024 With leading scorer Boogie Ellis and forwards DJ Rodman and Joshua Morgan out of eligibility, the Trojans could lose their top nine players if Collier leaves. Thuc Nhi Nguyen, Los Angeles Times, 8 Apr. 2024 For now, Graf joins a group of prospects like forwards Will Smith, Quentin Musty, David Edstrom, and Filip Bystedt, and defensemen Shakir Mukhamadullin, Thrun, and Luca Cagnoni, all brought in on Grier’s watch. Curtis Pashelka, The Mercury News, 5 Apr. 2024 The loss of Monk comes as a huge blow to a Kings team that is already missing guard Kevin Huerter (shoulder) and forwards Trey Lyles (knee) and Sasha Veznekov (ankle). Jason Anderson, Sacramento Bee, 30 Mar. 2024 From 2016-2019, midfielder Jess Fishlock won the award twice followed by forwards Bethany Balcer and Megan Rapinoe each winning the award once. Jackie Gutierrez, Forbes, 26 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

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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“Forwards.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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