Meaning of REARWARD in English


I. ˈrir-ˌwȯrd noun

Etymology: Middle English rerewarde, from Anglo-French rereguard, rerewarde rear guard

Date: 14th century

: rear ; especially : the rear division (as of an army)

II. -wərd adjective

Etymology: rear (II) + -ward

Date: 1598

1. : located at, near, or toward the rear

2. : directed toward the rear

a rearward glance

III. -wərd adverb

also rear·wards -wərdz

Date: 1625

: at, near, or toward the rear : backward

looking rearward

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.