Definitions of backward:
  • adjective:   retarded in intellectual development
  • adjective:   directed or facing toward the back or rear
    Example: "A backward view"
  • adjective:   (used of temperament or behavior) marked by a retiring nature
    Example: "A backward lover"
  • adverb:   in a manner or order or direction the reverse of normal
    Example: "It's easy to get the `i' and the `e' backward in words like `seize' and `siege'"
  • adverb:   in or to or toward a past time
    Example: "Lovers of the past looking fondly backward"
  • adverb:   at or to or toward the back or rear
    Example: "Tripped when he stepped backward"

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