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adv. & adj.
Toward, to, or at the front.

front′wards adv.


(ˈfrʌnt wərd)

also front′wards,

in a direction toward the front.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.frontward - at or to or toward the front; "he faced forward"; "step forward"; "she practiced sewing backward as well as frontward on her new sewing machine"; (`forrad' and `forrard' are dialectal variations)
dialect, idiom, accent - the usage or vocabulary that is characteristic of a specific group of people; "the immigrants spoke an odd dialect of English"; "he has a strong German accent"; "it has been said that a language is a dialect with an army and navy"


[ˈfrʌntwəd] ADVde frente, con la parte delantera primero
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The speaker, however, prefers a more orthodox employment: "I say the alphabet frontward / and I speak frontward.
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