Meaning of BACKWARD in English

BACKWARD

I. adverb or ~s Date: 14th century 1. toward the back, with the back foremost, 2. in a reverse or contrary direction or way, toward the past, toward a worse state, II. adjective Date: 14th century 1. directed or turned ~, done or executed ~, diffident , shy , retarded in development, ~ly adverb ~ness noun III. noun Date: 1610 the part behind or past

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