Definitions of backwards

  1. 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
  2. Toward the back; toward the rear; as, to throw the arms backward. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. On the back, or with the back downward. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Toward, or in, past time or events; ago. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. By way of reflection; reflexively. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. From a better to a worse state, as from honor to shame, from religion to sin. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. In a contrary or reverse manner, way, or direction; contrarily; as, to read backwards. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. Back; in time past; towards the back. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for backwards

  1. Thayer's thoughts flew backwards to one night, in Lorimer's room at the hotel. – The Dominant Strain by Anna Chapin Ray
  2. George staggered backwards up the remainder of the stairs. – The Roll-Call by Arnold Bennett