Meaning of BACKWARD in English

BACKWARD

adj.

Function: adjective

Date: 14th century

1 a : directed or turned backward b : done or executed backward

2 : DIFFIDENT , SHY

3 : retarded in development

– back · ward · ly adverb

– back · ward · ness noun

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.