Definitions for backwardˈbæk wərd

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. backward(adj)

    directed or facing toward the back or rear

    "a backward view"

  2. backward(adj)

    (used of temperament or behavior) marked by a retiring nature

    "a backward lover"

  3. backward, half-witted, slow-witted, feebleminded(adj)

    retarded in intellectual development

  4. backward(adverb)

    having made less than normal progress

    "an economically backward country"

  5. back, backward, backwards, rearward, rearwards(adverb)

    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"

  6. backward, backwards(adverb)

    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"

  7. back, backward(adverb)

    in or to or toward a past time

    "set the clocks back an hour"; "never look back"; "lovers of the past looking fondly backward"

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. backward(Adverb)

    In the direction towards the back; backwards

  2. backward(Adjective)

    Pertaining to the direction towards the back.

  3. backward(Adjective)

    Pertaining to the direction reverse of normal.

    The occasional backward movement of planets is evidence they revolve around the sun.

  4. backward(Adjective)

    Reluctant or unable to advance.

  5. backward(Adjective)

    Of a culture considered undeveloped or unsophisticated.

  6. backward(Adjective)

    Pertaining to a thought or value that is considered outdated.

  7. backward(Adjective)

    On that part of the field behind the batsman's popping crease.

  8. backward(Adjective)

    Further behind the batsman's popping crease than something else.

  9. Origin: From abakward (from on bæc + -weard).

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Backward(adverb)

    alt. of Backwards

  2. Backward(adj)

    directed to the back or rear; as, backward glances

  3. Backward(adj)

    unwilling; averse; reluctant; hesitating; loath

  4. Backward(adj)

    not well advanced in learning; not quick of apprehension; dull; inapt; as, a backward child

  5. Backward(adj)

    late or behindhand; as, a backward season

  6. Backward(adj)

    not advanced in civilization; undeveloped; as, the country or region is in a backward state

  7. Backward(adj)

    already past or gone; bygone

  8. Backward(noun)

    the state behind or past

  9. Backward(verb)

    to keep back; to hinder

Anagrams of backward »

  1. drawback, draw back

  2. Draw back

  3. Drawback


Translations for backward

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • назад, обратно, изостаналBulgarian
  • enrereCatalan, Valencian
  • vzad, dozadu, zpátkyCzech
  • zögerlich, rückwärts, zurück, rückwärtsgewandt, zurückgeblieben, altmodisch, gehemmt, antiquiert, nach hinten, überholt, rückständig, unterentwickelt, zurückgewandtGerman
  • πίσω, υπανάπτυκτος, ανάποδος, οπισθοδρομικός, παλιομοδίτικοςGreek
  • pasado de moda, rezagado, atrasado, anticuado, retrógradoSpanish
  • taantumuksellinen, vanhanaikainen, takapajuinen, päinvastainen, takaperoinen, alikehittynyt, taaksepäin, saamaton, takaperin, syrjäänvetäytyvä, peruuttaaFinnish
  • en arrière, sous-développé, arriéréFrench
  • 後方, 後ろJapanese
  • دواکه‌وتوKurdish
  • whakamuriMāori
  • achteruitDutch
  • z powrotem, archaiczny, przestarzały, do tyłu, tyłPolish
  • retrógrado, atrasadoPortuguese
  • îndărăt, regresiv, înapoi, către spate, spre-napoiRomanian
  • обратный, задний, отсталый, назад, обратноRussian
  • bakåtsträvande, baklänges, bakåt, bakomSwedish
  • patalikodTagalog

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