forward (adv.) Look up forward at Dictionary.com
Old English forewearde "toward the front;" see fore + -ward. Adjectival sense of "early" is from 1520s; that of "presumptuous" is attested from 1560s.
forward (v.) Look up forward at Dictionary.com
1590s, "to help push forward," from forward (adv.). Meaning "to send (a letter, etc.) on to another destination" is from 1757. Related: Forwarded; forwarding.
forward (n.) Look up forward at Dictionary.com
Old English, "the fore or front part" of something; see forward (adv.). The position in football so called since 1879.