1 advance, leading, foremost, front, head, first:
The forward contingents of the army moved into the town.
2 bold, pert, impudent, brash, insolent, impertinent, disrespectful, brazen, audacious, rash, unashamed, unabashed, saucy, flippant, presumptuous, cheeky, Colloq flip, fresh, pushy:
It was a bit forward of you to call the chairman by his nickname.
3 (well-)advanced, (well-)developed, progressive, precocious, forward-looking:
She was quite a forward girl at fifteen.
4 forwards, ahead, onward, along; clockwise, deasil:
I moved forward to the head of the queue. Set the clock forward an hour tonight.
5 up, out, forth, to the fore, into consideration, into view, into the open, to the surface, on to the table:
Cooper brought forward an interesting proposal.
6 advance, further, promote, back, foster, support, aid, assist, help; patronize, encourage, nourish, nurse along:
He did his best to forward her career.
7 dispatch or despatch, send, ship, deliver, transmit, express, post, mail, consign, remit; send on:
The shipment will be forwarded as soon as payment is received. The post office will forward mail to my new address.
8 speed (up), accelerate, advance, hasten, expedite, hurry, quicken, step up:
This mixture is said to forward the flowering of plants.