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Dictionary definition for: Backward

1. (a) directed or facing toward the back or rear; "a backward view"

2. (r) 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"

3. (a) (used of temperament or behavior) marked by a retiring nature; "a backward lover"

4. (r) 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"

5. (s) retarded in intellectual development

6. (r) in or to or toward a past time; "set the clocks back an hour" "never look back" "lovers of the past looking fondly backward"

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