At, near, or belonging to the front or forepart; fore: the forward section of the aircraft. Located ahead or in advance: kept her eye on the forward horizon. Going, tending, or moving toward a position in front: a forward plunge down a flight of stairs. Sports Advancing toward an opponent's goal. Moving in a prescribed direction or order for normal use: forward rolling of the cassette tape. Ardently inclined; eager. Lacking restraint or modesty; presumptuous or bold: a forward child. Being ahead of current economic, political, or technological trends; progressive: a forward concept. Deviating radically from convention or tradition; extreme. Exceptionally advanced; precocious. Of, relating to, or done in preparation for the future: bidding on forward contracts for corn. Toward or tending to the front; frontward: step forward. Into consideration: put forward a new proposal. In or toward the future: looking forward to seeing you. In the prescribed direction or sequence for normal use: rolled the tape forward. In an advanced position or a configuration registering a future time: set the clock forward. At or to a different time; earlier or later: moved the appointment forward, from Friday to Thursday. Sports A player in certain games, such as basketball, soccer, or hockey, who is part of the forward line of the offense. Sports The position played by such a person. To send on to a subsequent destination or address. See Synonyms at send1. To help advance; promote. See Synonyms at advance.