onward

adverb
on·​ward | \ ˈȯn-wərd How to pronounce onward (audio) , ˈän- \
variants: or less commonly onwards \ ˈȯn-​wərdz How to pronounce onward (audio) , ˈän-​ \

Definition of onward

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: toward or at a point lying ahead in space or time : forward

onward

adjective

Definition of onward (Entry 2 of 2)

: directed or moving onward : forward

Synonyms for onward

Synonyms: Adverb

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Examples of onward in a Sentence

Adverb They have lived in that house from 1983 onward. we must continue to move onward, or we will die in this desert
Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb Their capture, however, would give Russia nearly all of Luhansk Province and a strong strategic platform from which to press onward into what remained of Donetsk. Luke Mogelson, The New Yorker, 23 July 2022 The current missions involving the James Webb space telescope and all the missions to Mars have been pushed onward by that success. Joshua Hawkins, BGR, 20 July 2022 Highs above the century mark are predicted over the remainder of Texas for at least the next week as this summer of relentless and punishing heat in the Lonestar State trudges onward. Ken Hoffman, Washington Post, 12 July 2022 Gas is usually sent onward to other countries as well. Gier Moulson, USA TODAY, 11 July 2022 Gas is usually sent onward to other countries as well. Mstyslav Chernov, BostonGlobe.com, 11 July 2022 Gas is usually sent onward to other countries as well. Mstyslav Chernov, ajc, 11 July 2022 Despite more and more warning signs of a recession, the Great Resignation keeps charging onward. Chloe Berger, Fortune, 7 July 2022 Even with the gimmicks, the bill would increase annual deficits from 2028 onward. Elizabeth Bauer, Forbes, 30 June 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Turn it on, and then from that point onward Facebook will ask for a login code if there’s an attempt to log in to your account from an unrecognized device or browser. Andy Meek, BGR, 26 June 2022 In non-lockdown times, Whitehall pubs spill onto the streets from 6 p.m. onward -- and overflow even more with proximity to the Houses of Parliament. Richard Galant, CNN, 6 Feb. 2022 Inside, volunteers in orange vests directed new arrivals to counters helping with accommodation, translation and onward journeys. Kevin Liptak, CNN, 11 Mar. 2022 But within weeks of the Soviet advance, crates of U.S.-funded weapons were being unloaded in the Pakistani port of Karachi, for onward delivery to the mujahideen. Washington Post, 1 Apr. 2022 And onward flow plastics through time, territories, and tissues. Rebecca Altman, The Atlantic, 15 Mar. 2022 From 1999 onward, direct investment into businesses surged. Greg Ip, WSJ, 9 Feb. 2022 Already past its esoteric adolescence and into mainstream deployment and onward augmentation is the concept of Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC). Adrian Bridgwater, Forbes, 5 Jan. 2022 The onward journey from the border depends largely on the connections refugees have in Europe. Washington Post, 7 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of onward

Adverb

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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8 Aug 2022

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“Onward.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/onward. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for onward

onward

adverb
on·​ward | \ ˈȯn-wərd How to pronounce onward (audio) , ˈän- \

Kids Definition of onward

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: toward or at a point lying ahead in space or time : forward From then onward she trusted him. The river flows onward to the coast.

onward

adjective

Kids Definition of onward (Entry 2 of 2)

: directed or moving forward There's no stopping the onward march of time.

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