What does the word rearward mean?

Usage examples for rearward

  1. All being safely over, mamma follows, pausing in her turn on the top of the fence, when she makes a careful survey, especially rearward. – Stories of Animal Sagacity by W.H.G. Kingston
  2. Farther rearward is another group, more resembling captives. – The Lone Ranche by Captain Mayne Reid
  3. Mr. Alphonse Michelson hurtled a mauve- colored footstool and hastened rearward toward the swinging- door that led to the emptying workrooms. – Every Soul Hath Its Song by Fannie Hurst