forward-n; 3 Senses

Sense Number 1: person who plays an offense role on a sports team

Commentary: FORWARD[+person][+role][+offense][+in_game][+sports]

John is the best forward on the basketball team.
The hockey forwards were all large, tall guys.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: an offense position in a sports game

Commentary: FORWARD[+location][+position][+offense][+in_game][+sports]

He usually plays forward in soccer.
The coach pulled John from forward and assigned Bill to it.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: an obligatory financial contract with settlement on a specified future date

Commentary: FORWARD[+state][+contract][+financial][+obligation][+with_settlement][+on_future_date]

The investor bought some forwards as a cover for his future contracts.
A forward is an obligatory contract that must be exercised, unlike an option.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 2