forwards vs onward what difference

what is difference between forwards and onward

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

on +‎ -ward

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈɒnwəd/
  • (Northern US, cotcaught merger) IPA(key): /ˈɑnwɚd/
  • (Southern American English) IPA(key): /ˈɔnwɚd/
  • Hyphenation: on‧ward

Adjective

onward (comparative more onward, superlative most onward)

  1. (not comparable) Moving forward.
    There was an onward rush as the gates opened.
  2. Advanced in a forward direction or toward an end.
    • Within a while, Philoxenus came to see how onward the fruits were of his friend’s labour.

Adverb

onward (not comparable)

  1. In a forward direction.

Synonyms

  • onwards

Translations

Verb

onward (third-person singular simple present onwards, present participle onwarding, simple past and past participle onwarded)

  1. To keep going; to progress or persevere.

Anagrams

  • Rawdon, Rowand, Wondra, arownd, draw on

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