Forwards are the players on an association football team who play nearest to the opposing team's goal, and are therefore most responsible for scoring goals. Their advanced position and limited defensive responsibilities mean forwards normally score more goals than other players.

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  1. Agreement; covenant.

Noun (etymology 2)

  1. one of the eight players (comprising two props, one hooker, two locks, two flankers and one number eight, collectively known as the pack) whose primary task is to gain and maintain possession of the ball (compare back).
  2. A player on a team in football (soccer) in the row nearest to the opposing team's goal, who are therefore principally responsible for scoring goals.
  3. An umbrella term for a centre or winger in ice hockey.
  4. The small forward or power forward position; two frontcourt positions that are taller than guards but shorter than centers.
  5. The front part of a vessel.
  6. An e-mail message that is forwarded to another recipient or recipients; an electronic chain letter.


  1. To advance, promote.
  2. To send (a letter, email etc.) to a third party.
    I'll be glad to forward your mail to you while you're gone.


  1. Toward the front or at the front.
    The fire was confined to the forward portion of the store.
    the forward gun in a ship, or the forward ship in a fleet
  2. Without customary restraint or modesty.
    I thought his suggestion that we move in together was rather forward.
    1999: "Would you think it forward of me to kiss you?" asked Tristran. — Neil Gaiman, Stardust, pg. 44 (2001 Perennial paperback edition).
  3. Expected in the future.
    The stock price is currently 12 times forward earnings.
  4. Ready; prompt; strongly inclined; in a bad sense, overready or hasty.
  5. Advanced beyond the usual degree; advanced for the season.
    The grass is forward, or forward for the season. We have a forward spring.


  1. Towards the front or from the front.
  2. In the usual direction of travel.
  3. Into the future.

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