forwards [fawr-werdz] ExamplesWord Origin adverb
Origin of forwards First recorded in 1350–1400;+ Can be confused forwards (see synonym study at ) Related Words for forwards , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Examples from the Web for forwards Contemporary Examples of forwards
Their defense is lackadaisical, their forwards frequently inept.
June 28, 2014
It can move backwards or forwards on its own power, and the men operating it can rotate it this way or that.
April 8, 2013
The avatar records the answers and forwards them to a tablet handled by one of the blue-uniformed officers.
G. W. Schulz
July 19, 2012
Kierkegaard is right: we are cursed to understand life only backwards while living it forwards.
October 18, 2011
The Daily Beast is the omnivorous friend who hears about the best stuff and forwards it to you with a twist.
The Daily Beast
October 5, 2008
Historical Examples of forwards
Up and down, backwards and forwards, inside and out, and all hands around.
Grace Gallatin Seton-Thompson
There are three ways of doing this, forwards, backwards, and sideways.
To come backwards and forwards here, in the same way, for ever?’
He knew them, he would have informed you, backwards and forwards.
Mary Hastings Bradley
Since 1912, our forwards have steadily deteriorated as our backs have got better and better.
British Dictionary definitions for forwards forwards forward adverb
- towards or at a place ahead or in advance, esp in space but also in time
- towards the front
Word Origin and History for forwards adv.
Middle English, from+ adverbial genitive -s. British English until mid-20c. preserved the distinction between forward and forwards, the latter expressing “a definite direction viewed in contrast with other directions.” In American English, however, forward prevails in all senses since Webster (1832) damned forwards as “a corruption.”