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backward

adjective (a)

  • directed or facing toward the back or rear (adj.all)
    Antonym: forward
    Example:
    A backward view.
    source: wordnet30
  • (used of temperament or behavior) marked by a retiring nature (adj.all)
    Example:
    A backward lover.
    source: wordnet30
  • Directed to the back or rear; as, backward glances. (adjective)
    source: webster1913

noun (n)

  • The state behind or past. (noun)
    source: webster1913

adverb (r)

  • at or to or toward the back or rear (adv.all)
    Example:
    Tripped when he stepped backward.
    source: wordnet30
  • in a manner or order or direction the reverse of normal (adv.all)
    Example:
    It's easy to get the `i' and the `e' backward in words like `seize' and `siege'.
    The child put her jersey on backward.
    source: wordnet30
  • in or to or toward a past time (adv.all)
    Synonym: back
    Antonym: ahead, forward
    Example:
    Lovers of the past looking fondly backward.
    source: wordnet30
  • With the back in advance or foremost; as, to ride backward. (adverb)
    source: webster1913

adjective satellite (s)

  • retarded in intellectual development (adj.all)
    source: wordnet30
  • having made less than normal progress (adj.all)
    Example:
    An economically backward country.
    source: wordnet30

verb (v)

  • To keep back; to hinder. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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