Meaning of REARWARD in English

REARWARD

I. noun Etymology: Middle English rerewarde, from Anglo-French rereguard, rerewarde rear guard Date: 14th century rear , II. adjective Etymology: 2rear + -ward Date: 1598 located at, near, or toward the rear, directed toward the rear , III. adverb also ~s Date: 1625 at, near, or toward the rear ; backward

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