1. Directed or facing toward the back or rear (synset 300202946)
    "a backward view"
  2. (used of temperament or behavior) marked by a retiring nature (synset 300205669)
    "a backward lover"
  3. Retarded in intellectual development (synset 301846588)
  4. Having made less than normal progress (synset 300814205)
    "an economically backward country"
  1. At or to or toward the back or rear (synset 400074673)
    "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 (synset 400076232)
    "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 (synset 400074467)
    "set the clocks back an hour"; "never look back"; "lovers of the past looking fondly backward"

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