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I. forward for‧ward 1 [ˈfɔːwəd ǁ ˈfɔːrwərd] verb [transitive] TRANSPORT
to send goods, documents, money etc somewhere, often after receiving them from somewhere else:

• These investors get company financial reports and dividends forwarded to them by their brokers.

forward something to somebody

• The US embassy in San Jose had already forwarded the papers to the Costa Rican government.

  [m0] II. forward forward 2 adjective [only before a noun]
1. FINANCE COMMERCE a forward transaction (= when something is bought and sold) is one in which a fixed amount of a currency or a commodity (= oil, metal, farm product etc) is bought at a fixed price for delivery on a fixed future date:

• Zinc producers should view any strong rises in forward prices as forward selling opportunities.

• The government plans to open a futures market for forward trading of agricultural goods vulnerable to price changes.

— forward adverb :

• The mining group has sold forward 100,000 ounces of gold for future delivery at $465 an ounce.

2. freight forward also freight collect TRANSPORT COMMERCE used on a bill of lading to show that the costs of sending goods is to be paid by the person receiving them when they are delivered

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forward UK US /ˈfɔːwəd/ verb [T]
COMMUNICATIONS to send a letter, email, or package that you have received to someone else: »

Emails can be sent with a code that prevents them being forwarded or printed out.

forward sth to sb »

He said he forwarded the information to the mayor and asked for a meeting.

forward UK US /ˈfɔːwəd/ adjective [before noun]
relating to the future: forward planning/thinking »

I'm a great believer in forward planning, and doing as much groundwork as possible.

FINANCE relating to a sale of currencies, goods, etc. at a fixed price which will be given to a buyer at a future date: »

This forward sale agreement binds the farmer to deliver a specified quantity of grain at a certain time in the future.

forward adverb (UK also forwards)

Analysts had speculated as much as 200 tons of gold had been sold forward.

See also BROUGHT FORWARD(Cf. ↑brought forward), CARRIAGE FORWARD(Cf. ↑carriage forward), CARRIED FORWARD(Cf. ↑carried forward)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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