Meaning of backward

Definition of backward

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

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