forwards vs frontwards what difference

what is difference between forwards and frontwards

English

Alternative forms

  • forrards, forrads (representing dialect pronunciation)

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈfɔːwədz/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈfɔɹwɚdz/
  • (General New Zealand) IPA(key): /ˈfoːdz/, IPA(key): /ˈfoːwədz/
  • Hyphenation: for‧wards

Etymology 1

forward +‎ -s. See -s (Etymology 3).

Adverb

forwards (comparative further forwards, superlative furthest forwards)

  1. Synonym of forward (most senses).
See also
  • w:Adverbial genitive

Adjective

forwards

  1. (sometimes nonstandard) Synonym of forward.

Etymology 2

See forward (verb).

Verb

forwards

  1. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of forward.

Etymology 3

See forward (noun).

Noun

forwards

  1. Plural of forward.

Anagrams

  • Warfords


English

Etymology

front +‎ -wards

Adjective

frontwards (comparative more frontwards, superlative most frontwards)

  1. Oriented towards the front.
    • 2005: Christopher J. Dwyer, Shape The Black Sky
      He leaned back in the pew and twisted his hat to the frontwards position.

Adverb

frontwards (comparative more frontwards, superlative most frontwards)

  1. Towards the front.

See also

  • w:Adverbial genitive

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