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Definitions of backward

  1. The state behind or past. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. Backwardness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. Alt. of Backwards Webster Dictionary DB
  4. 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.
  5. Backwards, backwardly. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. BACKWARDLY. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. Backwards. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. 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.
  9. retarded in intellectual development Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. directed or facing toward the back or rear; "a backward view" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. (used of temperament or behavior) marked by a retiring nature; "a backward lover" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. 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
  13. Directed to the back or rear; as, backward glances. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. Unwilling; averse; reluctant; hesitating; loath. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. Not well advanced in learning; not quick of apprehension; dull; inapt; as, a backward child. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. Late or behindhand; as, a backward season. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. Not advanced in civilization; undeveloped; as, the country or region is in a backward state. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. Already past or gone; bygone. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. 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.
  20. Keeping back: unwilling: slow: late; also, bashful, timid. (Amer.). The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  21. Behind; unwilling; slow. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  22. To the rear; with the hinder part in advance. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  23. Turned to the back or rear; reversed. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. Retiring; bashful. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. Slow; dull. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. Late; behindhand. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. 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.
  28. Unwilling; slow; dull. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for backward

  1. It has moved along the line of least resistance, sometimes this way, sometimes that, in some places forward, in other places backward – Rural Life and the Rural School by Joseph Kennedy
  2. Taking off his cap, he bowed low and opened the door of the prison, and Pinocchio ran out and away, with never a look backward – The Adventures of Pinocchio by C. Collodi--Pseudonym of Carlo Lorenzini
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