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backward

back·ward

backward

 
pronunciation:
baek wrd
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part of speech: adverb
definition 1: toward things that are behind something.
I pulled the swing backward and then let it go.
antonyms:
forward
similar words:
behind
definition 2: with the back part first.
If you walk backward, be careful not to trip.
definition 3: with the last part first; in a way that is the opposite of the usual way.
Can you count backward, from one hundred to one?
synonyms:
reversed
similar words:
counterclockwise, inside out, upside down
derivations: backwardly (adv.), backwards (adv.), backwardness (n.)
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