1. Moving in a forward direction; tending toward a contemplated or desirable end; forward; as, an onward course, progress, etc.
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 labor. --Sir P. Sidney.
On·ward, adv. Toward a point before or in front; forward; progressively; as, to move onward.
Not one looks backward, onward still he goes. --Pope.
adj : moving toward a position ahead; "forward motion"; "the
onward course of events" [syn: forward]
adv 1: forward in time or order or degree; "from that time forth";
"from the sixth century onward" [syn: forth, forward]
2: in a forward direction; "go ahead"; "the train moved ahead
slowly"; "the boat lurched ahead"; "moved onward into the
forest"; "they went slowly forward in the mud" [syn: ahead,
onwards, forward, forwards, forrader]