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  • EN [ ˈbækwəd]
  • US [ ˈbækwərd]

English definition


  • 1. directed or facing toward the back or rear;

    • "a backward view"
  • 2. (used of temperament or behavior) marked by a retiring nature;

    • "a backward lover"
  • 3. retarded in intellectual development


  • 1. at or to or toward the back or rear;

    • "he moved back"
    • "tripped when he stepped backward"
    • "she looked rearward out the window of the car"
  • 2. in a manner or order or direction the reverse of normal;

    • "it's easy to get the `i' and the `e' backward in words like `seize' and `siege'"
    • "the child put her jersey on backward"
  • 3. in or to or toward a past time;

    • "set the clocks back an hour"
    • "never look back"
    • "lovers of the past looking fondly backward"

Example sentences

  • Take a frequent backward look at yesterday, you will value today and look forward to tomorrow.

  • It has the magic to turn a backward town into a wonderland of prosperity.

  • Then, leg lifting, extending further far as possible, leg extending forward, tip of toe drawing backward.

  • Tripped when he stepped backward.

  • Each country is building information freeway aspect hammer and tongs, wary and backward.

  • For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.

  • He looked backward ( s ) forty years.

  • He did a brilliant backward somersault.

  • Backward children need a special kind of schooling.

  • He stepped backward and fell over the cliff.

  • The crops are backward this year.

  • The crops are early [ backward ] this year.

  • All the actors know the play backward.

  • You have put your hat backward ( s ).

  • The backward place has changed into an industrial centre.

  • The child is backward in his studies.

  • We bent over backward to help them.

  • The United Nations appealed to the people of the developed countries for aiding those of the backward countries.

  • Because of his long illness, Tom is backward in his studies.

  • It must be a hard life, working as a nurse in a backward country.

  • The rainy season is backward this year.

  • She strode past him without a backward glance .

  • The car passed over the body twice, once backward and then forward.

  • He took two steps backward.

  • Many dentists will no longer treat National Health Service patients, which is a big backward step in this country.

  • At a certain age, it's not viable for men to take a backward step into unskilled work.

  • We need to accelerate the pace of change in our backward country.

  • He unlocked the door of apartment two and disappeared inside after a backward glance at Larry.

Phrase collocation

  • bend over backward 或 lean over backward

    To make an effort greater than is required.

Synonym discrimination

  • back, backward, hind, behind


Meaning of backward

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