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Definitions of backward

  1. at or to or toward or the back or rear; "he moved back"; "tripped when he stepped backward"; "she looked rearward out the window of the car" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. retarded in intellectual development Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. in or to or toward a past time; "set the clocks back an hour"; "never look back"; "lovers of the past looking fondly backward" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. directed or facing toward the back or rear; "a backward view" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. (used of temperament or behavior) marked by a retiring nature; "a backward lover" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  8. Alt. of Backwards Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Directed to the back or rear; as, backward glances. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Unwilling; averse; reluctant; hesitating; loath. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Not well advanced in learning; not quick of apprehension; dull; inapt; as, a backward child. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Late or behindhand; as, a backward season. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. Not advanced in civilization; undeveloped; as, the country or region is in a backward state. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. Already past or gone; bygone. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. The state behind or past. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. To keep back; to hinder. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. Directed to the rear; moving or done in a way opposite to the normal way; reversed; reluctant; hesitating; retiring; bashful; behind in learning or progress; dull; as, a backward pupil; behindhand; late. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  18. Toward the rear; with the back coming first; as, to tumble over backward. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  19. Backwards, backwardly. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  20. Backwardness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. Keeping back: unwilling: slow: late; also, bashful, timid. (Amer.). The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  22. BACKWARDLY. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. Behind; unwilling; slow. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  24. To the rear; with the hinder part in advance. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  25. Turned to the back or rear; reversed. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. Retiring; bashful. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. Slow; dull. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  28. Late; behindhand. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  29. Backwards. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  30. Unwilling; hesitating; dilatory; dull of apprehension; behind in progress; behind in time. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  31. With the back foremost; to wards the back; on the back; towards past times; by way of reflection; from a better to a worse state; in time past; reversely; from the end to the beginning; in a contrary manner. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  32. Unwilling; slow; dull. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  33. bak'ward, adv. towards the back: on the back: towards the past: from a better to a worse state: in a direction opposite to the normal--also BACK'WARDS.--adj. BACK'WARD, keeping back: unwilling: slow: late: dull or stupid.--n. the past portion of time.--n. BACK'WARDATION, percentage paid by a seller of stock for keeping back its delivery till the following account.--adv. BACK'WARDLY.--n. BACK'WARDNESS.--BACKWARD AND FORWARD, to and fro.--TO RING BELLS BACKWARD, to ring them, beginning with the bass bell, in order to give tidings of dismay. [BACK, and affix WARD, WARDS, in the direction of.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  34. adv. With that back in advance ;-toward, or on the back ;- in past time ;- from a better to a worse state ;- in a reverse manner, or direction ; contrarily. Cabinet Dictionary
  35. a. unwilling ; reluctant ;- dull of apprehension ;- late or behind-hand in time Cabinet Dictionary
  36. Unwilling, averse; hesitating; sluggish; dull, not quick or apprehensive. Complete Dictionary
  37. The things past. Complete Dictionary

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