forward
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Usage note
This word may also be spelled “forwards" in the adverb sense.
forward(
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An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (toward the front)
a. hacia adelante
He leaned forward with interest when his candidate began to speak.Se inclinó hacia adelante con interés cuando su candidato empezó a hablar.
b. adelante
I moved a little further forwards so I could hear better.Me puse un poco más adelante para oír mejor.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
The stampede moved forward quickly.La estampida avanzó rápidamente.
Volunteers, step forwards now.Los voluntarios que den un paso al frente ahora.
2. (in time)
a. en adelante
The new procedures are in effect from January first forward.Los nuevos procedimientos estarán en vigor desde el primero de enero en adelante.
3. (beyond a certain point)
a. adelante
The president no longer wants to move forward with the project.El presidente ya no quiere seguir adelante con el proyecto.
b. hacia adelante
We must all work together if we want this country to move forwards.Todos debemos trabajar juntos si queremos que este país vaya hacia adelante.
4. (nautical)
a. hacia la proa
Go forward and lift the anchor so we can set sail.Ve hacia la proa y leva el ancla para poder zarpar.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
5. (toward the front)
a. hacia adelante
Her forward movement on the tennis court is quite stunning.Su movimiento hacia adelante en la cancha de tenis es bastante asombroso.
6. (nautical)
a. de proa
We seem to have a tear in the forward sail.Parece que tenemos un desgarre en la vela de proa.
7. (military)
a. avanzado
The troops are stationed at two forward bases.Las tropas se encuentran en dos bases avanzadas.
8. (presumptuous)
a. atrevido
Do you think singing to her from outside her window is too forward?¿Crees que cantarle desde su ventana es demasiado atrevido?
b. descarado
Calling her ten minutes after she gave you her number was too forward.Llamarla diez minutos después de que te dio su número fue demasiado descarado.
9. (finance)
a. a plazo
The company was able to make a forward purchase of supplies at a reasonable price.La empresa pudo realizar una compra a plazo por un precio razonable.
b. a término
The battery manufacturer made a forward purchase of lithium before the prices went up.El fabricante de pilas realizó una compra a término antes de que subiera el precio del litio.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
10. (to resend)
a. enviar
Mail arrived for the previous tenant. I am going to forward it to him.Llegó correo para el inquilino anterior. Se lo voy a enviar.
b. remitir
I'll be out of the country for a month. Please forward my checks to my cousin.Voy a estar fuera del país por un mes. Por favor, remite los cheques a mi primo.
11. (to advance professionally)
a. promover
You can forward your career by dressing professionally.Puedes promover tu carrera vistiéndote como un profesional.
12. (to promote a cause)
a. promover
She hopes the charity dance will help to forward the cause of helping refugees.Espera que el baile de beneficencia ayude a promover la causa de ayuda a los refugiados.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
13. (sports)
a. el delantero
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la delantera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The forward scored seven goals in his first professional game.El delantero anotó siete goles en su primer partido profesional.
b. el alero
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la alero
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(basketball)
James doesn't play as a center. He plays as a forward.James no juega como pívot, juega como alero.
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forward [ˈfɔːwəd]
When forward is an element in a phrasal verb, eg bring forward, come forward, step forward, look up the verb.
adjective
1 (in position) delantero; (in movement) hacia adelante; (in time) adelantado; avanzado; [+position] (Mil) etc avanzado; (Náut) de proa
2 (advanced) [+child] precoz; [+season, crop] adelantado
3 (presumptuous) [+person, remark] atrevido
adverb
(gen) adelante; hacia adelante; (Náut) hacia la proa
forward! ¡adelante!; forward march! (Mil) de frente ¡mar!; the lever is placed well forward la palanca está colocada bastante hacia adelante; from that day forward desde ese día en adelante; a partir de entonces; from this time forward de aquí en adelante; to come forward hacerse conocer; to go forward ir hacia adelante; avanzar; progresar; hacer progresos
noun
(Dep) delanteroadelantera (m) (f);a delantera
transitive verb
1 (dispatch) [+goods] expedir; enviar; (send on) [+letter] remitir
"please forward" "remítase al destinatario"
2 (advance) [+career, cause, interests] promover
modifier
forward buying (n) (Comm) compra (f) a término
forward contract (n) (Comm) contrato (m) a término
forward delivery (n) (Comm) entrega (f) en fecha futura
forward exchange (n) (Comm) cambio (m) a término
forward gear (n) (Aut) marcha (f) de avance
forward line (n) (Dep) delantera (f); (Mil) primera línea (f) de fuego
forward market (n) (Comm) mercado (m) de futuros
forward pass (n) (Rugby) pase (m) adelantado
forward planning (n) planificación (f) por anticipado
forward rate (n) (Comm) tipo (m) a término
forward sales (n) (Comm) ventas (f) a término
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