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    backward - Dictionary definition and meaning for word backward

    Definition
    (adj) directed or facing toward the back or rear
    Example Sentence
    • a backward view
    Definition
    (adj) (used of temperament or behavior) marked by a retiring nature
    Example Sentence
    • a backward lover
    Definition
    (adj) retarded in intellectual development Definition
    (adj) having made less than normal progress
    Example Sentence
    • an economically backward country
    Definition
    (adv) at or to or toward the back or rear
    Synonyms : back , backwards , rearward , rearwards
    Example Sentence
    • he moved back
    • tripped when he stepped backward
    • she looked rearward out the window of the car
    Definition
    (adv) in a manner or order or direction the reverse of normal
    Synonyms : backwards
    Example Sentence
    • it's easy to get the `i' and the `e' backward in words like `seize' and `siege'
    • the child put her jersey on backward
    Definition
    (adv) in or to or toward a past time
    Synonyms : back
    Example Sentence
    • set the clocks back an hour
    • never look back
    • lovers of the past looking fondly backward
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