Etymology
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onward (adv.)

"toward the front or a point ahead, forward; forward in time," late 14c., from on + -ward. The form onwards, with adverbial genitive -s, is attested from c. 1600. As an adjective, "moving on or forward," 1670s.

updated on August 26, 2019

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Definitions of onward from WordNet

onward (adv.)
forward in time or order or degree;
from the sixth century onward
Synonyms: forth / forward
onward (adv.)
in a forward direction;
moved onward into the forest
Synonyms: ahead / onwards / forward / forwards / forrader
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