What is Forward ?
Forward is (adj) moving in the direction that someone or something is facing She made a forward pass across the field to the winger. (adv) 1. in the direction that someone or something is facing She bent forward to hear what he had to say. He took two steps forward. The policeman made a sign with his hand and the cars began to go forward. 2. advanced Unfortunately, we’re no further forward with our project. 3. towards the future to look forward to something to think happily about something which is going to happen I’m looking forward to my holidays. He isn’t looking forward to his exams. I’m looking forward to seeing her again. 4. from that day forward from that time on (verb) to send a letter on to another address The bank forwarded the cheque to his house in the country. (noun) a player in a team whose job is to attack the other side The England defence came under attack from the Brazilian forwards.
source: Easier English, Student Dictionary Upper Intermediate Level