• (RP) IPA: /ˈɒnwəd/
  • (Northern US, cot-caught) IPA: /ˈɑnwɚd/
  • (Southern US) IPA: /ˈɔnwɚd/


  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.

onward (not comparable)

  1. In a forward direction.
Synonyms Translations
  • French: en avant
  • German: vorwärts
  • Italian: in avanti, in poi
  • Portuguese: para diante, a partir de agora, avante
  • Russian: вперёд
  • Spanish: (spatial direction) hacia adelante, para adelante, de frente; (temporal direction) en adelante, a partir de ahora

onward (onwards, present participle onwarding; past and past participle onwarded)

  1. To keep going; to progress or persevere.

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