Definitions For Forward


  • A position on a basketball, soccer, or hockey team
  • The person who plays the position of forward in certain games, such as basketball, soccer, or hockey
  • A player who plays near the opponent's goal


  • Send or ship onward from an intermediate post or station in transit
  • Toward the front : to or toward what is ahead or in front
  • Toward the future
  • To or toward a more advanced state or condition
  • To send (something you have received, such as a letter) to someone else
  • To send (something that has arrived, such as a letter) to another place
  • To help (something) make progress or continue to a more advanced state


  • At or near or directed toward the front
  • Of the transmission gear causing forward movement in a motor vehicle
  • Used of temperament or behavior; lacking restraint or modesty


  • Moving forward


  • In a forward direction
  • At or to or toward the front
  • Toward the future; forward in time
  • Forward in time or order or degree
  • Near or toward the bow of a ship or cockpit of a plane

Is Forward a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

Points in Different Games

Words with Friends

The word Forward is worth 14 points in Scrabble and 14 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Forward in a Sentence

  • The forward deck of a boat
  • The forward movement of history
  • A very forward young woman
  • Her long hair fell forward as she bent to tie her shoes.
  • He pushed the throttle forward.
  • She took a small step forward.
  • Your letter will be forwarded to the appropriate department.
  • Please forward my mail to my new address.

Synonyms for Forward

Antonyms for Forward

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