Translation of forward in Spanish:


hacia adelante, adv.

Pronunciation /ˈfɔrwərd/ /ˈfɔːwəd/

See Spanish definition of atrevido


(mainly British forwards)
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    (toward the front)
    (bend/slope/lean) hacia adelante
    she rushed forward to greet him corrió a saludarlo
    • let's sit further forward sentémonos más adelante
    • a great leap/step forward un gran salto/paso (hacia) adelante
    • The ball has to stop at the top of the backswing and change directions to travel forward.
    • Just then, the black car in front of us moved forward and disappeared, then it was our turn.
    • I turned to face him, finally meeting his gaze before leaning forward and kissing him softly.
    • Now I'm sitting here propped up with cushions trying to remember not to lean back or forwards… or move at all.
    • The pose of the woman, who has raised her right leg onto the bench, at the same time leaning her upper body forwards towards the man, is an unusual motif in Burne-Jones's work.
    • Gently tip the washing machine forward onto its front and put a towel inside - try not to scratch the glass on the front when it hits the floor!
    • Keep your body upright and don't let your front knee go forward.
    • Overall, despite the guy in front of leaning forward so I couldn't see part of the stage, I enjoyed it immensely.
    • Hamma sat beside me staring intently forward and indicating the direction that we should take with a flick of his finger.
    • When you are seated, make sure you sit at the front edge of the chair, leaning slightly forward.
    • A short while later the two ships surge forward together at a speed of 30 knots.
    • A gyroplane is an aircraft which is powered forwards by an engine, causing air to pass through overhead rotating blades which create lift.
    • As the gas burns, it moves rapidly rearward, propelling the aircraft forward.
    • He pulled on one of the levers and the ship began to move forwards.
    • The two ran away from the ship as fast as possible, and were thrown forward by the force of the explosion.
    • Sheep are still hovering, uncertain whether to go forward or backward.
    • Tom Reid stepped forwards, looking altogether more relaxed.
    • After waiting for him to return and realising he wasn't going to, Jake peered up the dark, uneven staircase, and took a tentative step forwards.
    • The crowd applauded as the young girl stepped shyly forwards.
    • Irritated, she ran forward and stood in front of him, causing him to stop abruptly.
  • 2

    hacia la proa
    • Then Hayes moved aft, across a passageway to the starboard side of the ship, and forward.
    • The submersible is housed in a trunk below the deck of the ship just forward of the bridge.
    • The other common merchant ship layout is all holds forward with a superstructure aft.
  • 3 formal

    (in time)
    en adelante
    → see also bring,
    from this day forward desde hoy en adelante
    • But the main thrust of his speech was looking forward to the future of British farming.
    • But we think at this time and looking forward to our future that we would like to stay with one team and focus our resources on one team.
    • Thus there are very few people who do not look back to the past with a sense of longing or forward to the future with a sense of unease.
    • This ancient deity, we are told, could look both back on past events and forward to the future.
    • He was my once in a lifetime friend and there will never be a day from this day forward that I do not miss him.
    • Anyhow, anything written by the three mentioned above should from this day forward be treated with suspicion, if not outright derision.
    • This is perhaps the biggest concern right now and the biggest concern looking forward.
    • The new administration appears to be looking forward, and we're cautiously optimistic about a positive tone for debate on environmental issues.
    • If I could turn back time I would but I can't so it's time to look forward.
    • We believe that there are significant operational synergies to be gained from this merger and are excited about the opportunities going forward.
    • Whatever he does going forward, the 12 albums that have been re-released over the past year remain his calling card, against which all subsequent work will be judged.
    • Ben, I expect you to comply with the terms of the restraining order from this point forward.
    • History, however, is useful only if we can take its lessons forward to a different future.
    • We are always on the side of progress, looking forward, stepping into the future.
    • So looking forward from here, you would expect the retail trade data to remain quite strong over coming months.


(mainly British forwards)
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    • 1.1(in direction)

      (movement/motion) hacia adelante
      to buy dollars forward comprar dólares a plazo / a término
      • On the role Baxter has played in dragging British skiing in a forward direction, he is characteristically modest.
      • Males sport splashes of black and brown on a forward segment of their front legs.
      • The forward direction of the ball is accomplished by the horizontal angle of the cue stick.
      • The Conger can swim almost as powerfully backwards as it can in a forward direction.
      • His forward vision has been drawn to the road just in front of him and therefore he is not looking well ahead as the highway code suggests.
      • The amount of rainfall directly related to how fast the forward speed of the storm is.
      • I have to have my wrists ahead of the ball at impact and play the follow-through like a forward defensive cricket shot.
      • To add to that sense of confusion, Nolan films with both forward and backward momentum.
      • It only happens to me once in a blue moon that I can make no forward progress.
      • We were using our energy mainly for forward progress, rather than for load hauling.
      • Unfortunately, this operates in an abrupt way and can make forward progress rather uneven.
      • Notice the flattened body bends and lack of forward progress that the animals make.
      • With the gun in a fixed forward position, the pilot can aim by manoeuvring the helicopter.
      • Rear tires of a tandem typically will wear more quickly than the forward positions.
      • He closed his eyes and exhaled, feeling the gentle tremor of the ship's forward thrust.
      • Anything that could be added to slow the forward momentum of your opponent is helpful.
      • The forward motion of the hand and fingertips impart a gentle backspin to the ball.
      • His initial movement is forward, though he does not commit himself on to the front foot.
      • On even the gentlest of inclines you really need to select fourth or even third to have a hope of maintaining any sort of forward momentum at all.
      • Repeat this several times until the horse begins to feel you sit deeper in your saddle and, in response, stops his forward motion.

    • 1.2Military

      de vanguardia
      forward line línea delantera
      • The next three weeks were testing ones for the 7th Battalion, holding a forward position near the Bois de Bavent.
      • There was one forward depot for each army formation with one forward battalion to support each front-line corps.
      • In the first incident, two rockets were fired at the forward operating base near Khost.
      • He was in a forward defence line with eight other soldiers, five of whom lost their lives.
      • Hundreds of thousands of cadets poured out of the shuttles and raced to the forward positions.
      • Would the risks of establishing a forward position be justified by the operational advantages?
      • Before they could even reach their planned forward positions, dozens of mortars came raining in.
      • The wind ruffled her coat as well as her long red hair, as she rode towards the forward camp.
      • In the first, forward observers would take a bearing on the flash of an enemy gun and report it to a central control.
      • After heavy tanks had breached the enemy's forward defences, massed squadrons of light tanks supported by aircraft would roam at large behind enemy lines.

    • 1.3Nautical

      de proa
      • A door slid open automatically when they approached the forward section of the ship.
      • The power of the wave destroys the reinforcement and pounds the ship's forward shields.
      • It was in the forward quarter of the ship, with the rest of the rooms nearby.
      • Two slots one either side of the nose showed where the forward cannons were hidden.
      • The two masts are in place, and the usual plan is to descend on one of them, explore the aft or forward part of the ship and ascend the same or the other mast.
      • Then he noticed a smaller group coming into the bay to his right, the forward end of the ship.
      • There is a large wheelhouse to explore and a couple of big winches and gear in the forward part of the ship.
      • The large main deck compartment is loaded though a wide door on the forward left side of the fuselage.
      • I looked up and saw the huge hull of a docked superfreighter quickly filling my forward view.
      • Merlin stood at the forward end of the Recreation Deck in front of the large window.
      • She snapped out orders and her ship heaved to the side, exposing the forward cannon to the enemy.
      • She glanced up at the sensor screen and spied the main hatch near the forward apex of the flying wing.

  • 2

    a plazo
    a término
    forward planning planificación
    • He said these plants have forward orders representing between two and four months production.
    • In other words, having a forward view changes what you do in the here and now.
    • The theory here is that skirt length can be a forward predictor of stock market direction.
    • In October, the housebuilder said that its forward sales position was the strongest in its history.
    • He was also a forward thinker and was among the first to consider complete dieselisation of the railways.
    • A win here would require a lot of forward planning and a great deal of improvisation.
    • We are looking at some extremely good forward bookings which is excellent news for a county which relies so heavily on tourism.
    • The company, Europe's second-biggest tour operator, said forward bookings had risen by about 8 % over the past few weeks.
    • Forward predictions are now that the base rate will be 4.75 % by the end of this year.
    • The same sort of forward thinking has led her to recruit people who have experience of big companies - even though they want to be involved in a start-up.
    • Kansas farmers describe how a local group has combined forward pricing of grain with pooling larger quantities to gain better delivery prices in the spot market.
    • We are looking to the National Assembly to take up this forward thinking and bold initiative in Wales.
    • Development of a forward market for this spread would provide another price risk management tool for cattle feeders to compliment those that are already well established.
    • The 20,000 customers with forward bookings should get money back.
    • They maintained that there would be no significant fall-out, and noted that the projections for the upcoming tourist season showed strong forward bookings.
    • Forward projections indicated an ever-growing development fund gap.
    • The lack of integration is partly attributed to the unrealistically low forward estimates of public expenditure outlined in the Government's first budget.
    • These valuations are, in turn, based on forward earnings estimates and the level of risk associated with those projections.
    • As is true with all trend lines, however, their true meaning only become evident when forward projections are examined.
    • When such shortages occurred, supplies were given to firms depending on their forward forecasts.
    • An spokesperson said that the project has not yet been included in government forward budget estimates.
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    (assertive, pushy)
    I don't wish to appear forward, but … no quisiera parecer atrevida, pero …
    • Olivia worries that she was too forward with him, and that he is now judging her because of it.
    • Being alone became an annoying state, and those forward women became more attractive to you by the week.
    • When he goes on a date with Jane Gallagher, Holden becomes extremely agitated, because Stradlater is extremely forwardwith his dates.
    • A few minutes later a guy came up and sat down at my table, which seemed very forward of him.
    • She normally wasn't so forward; it wasn't like her at all.

transitive verb

(mainly British forwards)
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    • 1.1(to a different address)

      (mail/baggage) enviar
      (mail/baggage) mandar
      please forward hacer seguir
      • I received a six-month-old letter that had been forwarded from an old address.
      • The letter was forwarded to her current address and she replied to it on September 26, stating that she did indeed want the committee to proceed.
      • Thanks to all of you who are forwarding the letters you've sent to the school.
      • They confirmed, however, that a letter had been forwarded to the party concerned and it was the council's understanding the operations had ceased in the past two weeks.
      • Her letter has now been forwarded to the relevant department, but last night Mrs Harrison was still awaiting a response.
      • It was not until the last day of June that she forwarded my letter to the solicitor general, and one despairs as to when that answer will come and what it will say.
      • The schemes and lures used to motivate us to forward chain letters are as old as the hills, and we only annoy our friends by sending them on.
      • This letter has been forwarded to most newspapers and magazines throughout the UK.
      • In the future I have requested that any letters be forwarded to me.
      • The main trade union for Dublin bar workers forwarded our letter asking members to contact the research team if they were interested in participating.
      • I forwarded the letter to the general secretary.
      • The NCSC forwarded this letter to the Tribunal.
      • If everyone on my mailing list forwarded my letters to two others, then a lot of people would have received my messages.
      • The attorney general's office forwarded the letters to the Criminal Cases Review Commission last week.
      • People are asked to forward any letters and/or pictures to the Editorial team as soon as possible.
      • The charity will forward the letters to the foreign embassies to make them aware of the level of public support for the drivers.
      • The DSS will not give out information, but will usually agree to forward letters.
      • He has forwarded copies of the letter to his local councillors and his MP.
      • Ask the post office to forward your mail to the new address.
      • When their mother was seriously ill she tried to contact her brother, but he had left his job and didn't leave a forwarding address.
      • I was also forwarded an email from somewhere outside the university.

    • 1.2Business

      please forward your price list le agradeceríamos nos enviara / remitiera su lista de precios formal
      • The warrant will then be sent to the CPS, which will forward the documents to the Israeli authorities.
      • We have been trying to forward documents both to the post office box and to the residential addresses given.
      • Stan had not responded in writing to George's new accountant, nor had he forwarded the requested documents.
      • It later emerged that he had failed to forward documents to her in Ireland and had allowed other persons to live at the property.
      • From Taiwan freight can be forwarded to cities worldwide using EVA Air's route network and cooperation agreements with carriers globally.
      • His legal team said no extradition documents had been forwarded by Libya and South Africa had no existing extradition treaty with Tripoli.
      • Although no timeframe has been finalised, a draft document has been forwarded to the management of both institutions.
      • The best picture will be forwarded for inclusion in the album, which will be presented to the Queen this summer.
      • When all the statements and documentary evidence had been gathered, they had been forwarded for expert opinion to a consultant specialist in obstetrics and gynaecology.
      • Tickets will be forwarded by post to customers' credit card billing address.
      • As part of the application, the family submitted a number of documents to the Department, which were forwarded to a medical officer of the Commonwealth.
      • Bring along your purse, as there will be some lovely gift ideas on sale and 10% of the sales will be forwarded to a local charity.
      • The day coincides with Campbell Hospital's morning tea for Cancer Appeal and donations will be forwarded to the hospital.
      • For each recyclable cartridge returned, a donation up to E1.30 will be forwarded to Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind.
      • The minutes of the meeting will now be forwarded to the full Southern Health Board meeting on June 3 for consideration.
      • The boxes will be forwarded to children suffering through war, poverty, natural disaster and disease worldwide.
      • All donations of old coins will be forwarded to the missions.
      • My brother in London purchased books from the Intermediate Technology Development Group and forwarded them to me.
      • The state government put up Rs 500 crore and forwarded the report to the Central Government for its support, sometime in early January 2004.
      • But the criminal investigator's report has now been forwarded to commanding officers.

  • 2 formal

    (plan/career/interests) promover
    • I see a contradiction, though, as these same people are often also supporters of the corporatocracy, which is largely responsible for forwarding postmodernism.
    • Dangerfield was into comedy for the long haul, looking not only to forward his own career, but those of other talented people as well.
    • He uses religious, economic, and political discourses in new and clever ways in order to forward his own political aims.


(mainly British forwards)
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    delantero masculine, feminine