What does backwater mean?

Definitions for backwater
ˈbækˌwɔ tər, -ˌwɒt ərback·wa·ter

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. backwaternoun

    a body of water that was created by a flood or tide or by being held or forced back by a dam

    "the bayous and backwaters are breeding grounds for mosquitos"

  2. backwaternoun

    a place or condition in which no development or progress is occurring

    "the country is an economic backwater"

Wiktionary

  1. backwaternoun

    The water held back by a dam or other obstruction

  2. backwaternoun

    A remote place; somewhere that remains unaffected by new events, progresses, ideas, etc.

  3. backwaternoun

    A rowing stroke in which the oar is pushed forward to stop the boat; see back water

  4. backwaterverb

    To row or paddle a backwater stroke.

  5. backwaterverb

    To vacillate on a long-held position.

Wikipedia

  1. Backwater

    Backwater is a song recorded by the Meat Puppets. It was released as the first single from the group's album Too High to Die. The single was released in three versions: one promo CDS and two singles. It is the Meat Puppets most successful single. The highest position in the US was No. 47 in Billboard Hot 100, No. 2 on the Billboard Album Rock Tracks chart, No. 11 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart and No. 31 on the Billboard Mainstream Top 40 chart. The 3 track single features a cover of the Feederz. They Might Be Giants sing back-up vocals on "White Sport Coat."

ChatGPT

  1. backwater

    Backwater generally refers to a body of stagnant water linked to a main body of water such as a river, but is held back. It can also refer to a place or situation in which little progress or development is occurring, often an isolated or remote place considered to be less sophisticated or less advanced.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Backwaternoun

    water turned back in its course by an obstruction, an opposing current , or the flow of the tide, as in a sewer or river channel, or across a river bar

  2. Backwaternoun

    an accumulation of water overflowing the low lands, caused by an obstruction

  3. Backwaternoun

    water thrown back by the turning of a waterwheel, or by the paddle wheels of a steamer

Wikidata

  1. Backwater

    "Backwater" is a song recorded by the Meat Puppets. It was released as the first single from the group's album Too High to Die. The single was released in three versions: one promo CDS and two singles. It is the Meat Puppets most successful single. The highest position in the US was #47 in Billboard Hot 100 and #2 on the Billboard Album Rock Charts. The 3 track single features a cover of the Feederz.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of backwater in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of backwater in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of backwater in a Sentence

  1. Tony Perkins:

    Their contempt for Catholicism is palpable. they believe that people who want to live by their faith are backwater people.

  2. Robin Rnnlund:

    The preliminary results of our investigation are important as they give clear evidence that western Thessaly was no backwater, but a rich and vibrant society within the ancient world.

  3. Tony Perkins:

    They believe that people who want to live by their faith are backwater people, hillary and her team hold evangelicals in disdain.

  4. Barbara Ehrenreich:

    In sci-fi convention, life-forms that hadn't developed space travel were mere prehistory -- horse-shoe crabs of the cosmic scene -- and something of the humiliation of being stuck on a provincial planet in a galactic backwater has stayed with me ever since.

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