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Definitions for rearward
ˈrɪər wərd for 1-4 ; -wɔrd for 5rear·ward

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rearwardadjective

    direction toward the rear

    "his outfit marched to the rearward of the tank divisions"

  2. rear(a), rearward(a)adjective

    located in or toward the back or rear

    "the chair's rear legs"; "the rear door of the plane"; "on the rearward side"

  3. rearward, reverseadverb

    directed or moving toward the rear

    "a rearward glance"; "a rearward movement"

  4. back, backward, backwards, rearward, rearwardsadverb

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. rearwardadverb

    Toward the back or rear of something.

    The rearward seats of the bus were unpleasantly close to the toilet facilities.

  2. rearwardadjective

    Toward the back or rear of something.

    The rearward seats of the bus were unpleasantly close to the toilet facilities.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Rearwardnoun

    Etymology: from rear.

    He from the beginning began to be in the rearward, and before they left fighting, was too far off. Philip Sidney.

    The standard of Dan was the rearward of the camp. Num.

    Why follow’d not, when she said Tybalt’s dead,
    Thy father or thy mother?
    But with a rearward following Tybalt’s death,
    Romeo is banished. William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet.

    He was ever in the rearward of the fashion. William Shakespeare.

ChatGPT

  1. rearward

    Rearward refers to a direction or movement towards the back or in a backwards position. It may also denote something that is located at the back or towards the back in relation to something else. It's often used in a spatial or positional context.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rearwardnoun

    the last troop; the rear of an army; a rear guard. Also used figuratively

  2. Rearward

    at or toward the rear

  3. Etymology: [Rear + ward.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. rearward

    The last troop; the rear-guard.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rearward in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rearward in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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