forward vs forwards vs foreword :

forward or forwards or foreword

Although some style books prefer “forward” and “toward” to “forwards” and“towards,” none of these forms is really incorrect, though the forms without thefinal S are perhaps a smidgen more formal. The same generally applies to “backward” and “backwards.” There are a few expressions in which only one of the two forms works: step forward, forward motion, a backward child. The spelling “foreword” applies exclusively to the introductory matter in a book.

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Definitions

  • n  the person who plays the position of forward in certain games, such as basketball, soccer, or hockey
  • n  a position on a basketball, soccer, or hockey team
  • v  send or ship onward from an intermediate post or station in transit
    forward my mail
  • a  at or near or directed toward the front
    the forward section of the aircraft
    a forward plunge down the stairs
    forward motion
  • a  used of temperament or behavior; lacking restraint or modesty
    a forward child badly in need of discipline
  • a  of the transmission gear causing forward movement in a motor vehicle
    in a forward gear
  • s  moving forward
  • r  at or to or toward the front; (`forrad' and `forrard' are dialectal variations)
    he faced forward
    step forward
  • r  forward in time or order or degree
  • r  toward the future; forward in time
    I look forward to seeing you
  • r  in a forward direction
    they went slowly forward in the mud
  • r  near or toward the bow of a ship or cockpit of a plane
    the captain went fore (or forward) to check the instruments

  • n  the person who plays the position of forward in certain games, such as basketball, soccer, or hockey
  • n  a position on a basketball, soccer, or hockey team
  • v  send or ship onward from an intermediate post or station in transit
  • r  at or to or toward the front; (`forrad' and `forrard' are dialectal variations)
  • r  in a forward direction

  • n  a short introductory essay preceding the text of a book
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