1. Verb.  To bring forward; to move towards the van or front; to make to go on.
  2. Verb.  To raise to a higher rank; to promote.
  3. Verb.  To accelerate the growth or progress; to further; to forward; to help on; to aid; to heighten.
  4. Verb.  To bring to view or notice; to offer or propose; to show.
  5. Verb.  To make earlier, as an event or date; to hasten.
  6. Verb.  To furnish, as money or other value, before it becomes due, or in aid of an enterprise; to supply beforehand.
  7. Verb.  To raise to a higher point; to enhance; to raise in rate.
  8. Verb.  (intransitive) To move forwards, to approach.
  9. Noun.  A forward move.
  10. Noun.  An amount of money or credit, especially given as a loan, or paid before it is due; an advancement.
  11. Noun.  (in the plural) An opening approach or overture, especially of an unwelcome or sexual nature.
  12. Adjective.  Completed before need or a milestone event.
  13. Adjective.  Preceding.
  14. Adjective.  Forward.

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This entry was last updated on RefTopia from its source on 3/20/2012.