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forwards (adv.)

c. 1400, from forward (adv.) + adverbial genitive -s. British English until mid-20c. preserved the distinction between forward and forwards, the latter expressing "a definite direction viewed in contrast with other directions." In American English, however, forward prevails in all senses since Webster (1832) damned forwards as "a corruption."

updated on December 22, 2014

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Definitions of forwards from WordNet

forwards (adv.)
at or to or toward the front; (`forrad' and `forrard' are dialectal variations);
Synonyms: forward / frontward / frontwards / forrad / forrard
forwards (adv.)
in a forward direction;
Synonyms: ahead / onward / onwards / forward / forrader
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