From my favorite dictionary, here’s what was said of “forward” in 1913:
- For”ward, n. An agreement; a covenant; a promise.
- For”ward, a. 1. Near, or at the fore part; in advance of something else; as, the forward gun in a ship, or the forward ship in a fleet. 2. Ready; prompt; strongly inclined; in an ill sense, over ready; to hasty.
- For”ward, v. t. 1. To help onward; to advance; to promote; to accelerate; to quicken; to hasten; as, to forward the growth of a plant; to forward one in improvement.
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