for|wards [ˈfo:wədz US ˈfo:rwərdz] adv

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • forwards — M.E., from FORWARD (Cf. forward) + 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 Amer.Eng.,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Forwards — For wards, adv. Same as {Forward}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • forwards — [fôr′wərdz] adv. [ME forewardes < foreward + adv. gen. es, akin to Ger vorwärts] FORWARD …   English World dictionary

  • forwards — forward, forwards 1. For the adjective, the correct form in standard English is forward: • It has four forward gears and reverse controlled by a speed sensing governor Daily Telegraph, 1971 • Already clouds of steam were rising, obscuring the… …   Modern English usage

  • forwards — Contracts for the sale/purchase of a specified quantity of a financial instrument, currency, or commodity at an agreed upon price on a given future date. Unlike an option, a forward contract obligates both parties to consummate the transaction.… …   Financial and business terms

  • forwards — /ˈfɔwədz/ (say fawwuhdz) adverb 1. towards or at a place, point, or time in advance; onwards; ahead: to move forwards; from this day forwards; to look forwards. 2. towards the front. 3. out; forth; into view or consideration. Also, forward.… …  

  • Forwards — Forward For ward, Forwards For wards, adv. [AS. forweard, foreweard; for, fore + weardes; akin to G. vorw[ a]rts. The s is properly a genitive ending. See {For}, {Fore}, and { ward}, { wards}.] Toward a part or place before or in front; onward;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • forwards — See forward, forwards …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • Forwards Backwards — is the 68th episode of the series Malcolm in the Middle. It initially aired on FOX on 2002 12 01. It is unique in that while revolving around the central plots flashbacks are intermittently mixed in reverse order to provide a back story for the… …   Wikipedia

  • forwards — adverb Date: 15th century forward …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • forwards — /fawr weuhrdz/, adv. forward. [1350 1400; FORWARD + S1] * * * …   Universalium

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