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backward

back·ward

backward

 
pronunciation:
baek wrd
parts of speech:
adverb, adjective
phrases:
backward and forward, lean over backward
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part of speech: adverb
definition 1: in the direction of or toward the back.
I pulled the swing backward and then let it go.
antonyms:
ahead
similar words:
behind
definition 2: with the back part or back side first or leading.
If you walk backward, be careful not to trip.
definition 3: in reverse order; in a way that is the opposite of that which is usual.
If I had my way, I'd eat dinner backward, with dessert before the main course.
synonyms:
reversed
similar words:
counterclockwise, inside out, topsy-turvy, upside down
phrase: backward and forward
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: moving or facing toward the back, rear, or past.
They left the desert without a backward look.
antonyms:
forward, progressive
similar words:
retreating
phrase: lean over backward
derivations: backwardly (adv.), backwards (adv.), backwardness (n.)
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