What does the word backward mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Backwardness.

  • Part of speech: adverb

  • BACKWARDLY.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Turned to the back or rear; reversed.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Retiring; bashful.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Slow; dull.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Late; behindhand.

  • Part of speech: adverb

  • Backwards.

Usage examples for backward

  1. While these boys were rushing forward he would be rushing backward. – Tom Slade Motorcycle Dispatch Bearer by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  2. Once, the old man stops in his backward journey. – At Fault by Kate Chopin
  3. At last one of the brothers glanced backward. – Legends of Ma-ui--a demi god of Polynesia, and of his mother Hina by W. D. Westervelt
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