adverb Also backwards.
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Idioms for backward
Origin of backward
SYNONYMS FOR backward
OTHER WORDS FROM backwardback·ward·ly, adverbback·ward·ness, nounun·back·ward, adjective
Words nearby backward
Example sentences from the Web for backward
Yet it’s unmistakably present, and since the movie itself contains sequences that move, in essence, forward and backward — and are the same yet different when you watch them — it functions, in a way, like a kind of cinematic Sator square.The ancient palindrome that explains Christopher Nolan’s Tenet|Alissa Wilkinson|September 4, 2020|Vox
Granted, your business likely doesn’t bring in the same revenue as Amazon, but you can still work the formula backward from Amazon’s actual revenue, determine what percentage that loss accounts for and then apply that to your revenue.Why site speed is critical for your SEO success and how to make it happen|Anthony Gaenzle|September 4, 2020|Search Engine Watch
Lift is an arrow pointing upward, and drag is one pointing backward.
Police in Buffalo, New York, reported 75-year-old Martin Gugino “tripped and fell” until a video showed officers shoving him backward to the pavement and leaving him bleeding with a fractured skull.
The team added backward-facing barbs to the surface of the needles.
There has been a lot of talk about leaning forward and backward.
Backward, backward, backward Ghana ran, and frantically…toward its own endangered goal.Stars and Stripes 2, Black Stars 1: Team USA Takes a Win From Ghana|Tunku Varadarajan|June 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Founders—so backward in their attitudes on race—launched the republic on the basis of religious tolerance.Six Catholics, Three Jews and Not Much Memory at the Supreme Court|Jonathan Alter|May 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So finding that, and finding the arrangement that was forward and backward at once, was difficult.Interview: T Bone Burnett, the Coen Brothers’ Music Guru|Andrew Romano|December 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Authoritarianism And Backward Priorities There does not need to be a HealthCare.gov, and there need be no state-run websites.Obamacare’s Rollout Is a Disaster That Didn’t Have to Happen|Gregory Ferenstein|October 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The danger of this vice is, that the horse may fall backward and upon his rider.The American Horsewoman|Elizabeth Karr
He crawled backward and forward, and he crawled forward and backward.The Lost Prince|Frances Hodgson Burnett
There are a few cases in which the "backward sign" includes also the numeral in the second position.An Introduction to the Study of the Maya Hieroglyphs|Sylvanus Griswold Morley
The following preparatory exercises must be practiced forward and backward until the movements become natural, before proceeding.The Fascinating Boston|Alfonso Josephs Sheafe
When in this position, the swimmers begin to turn backward, using the arms the same is in the backward (single) somersault.Swimming Scientifically Taught|Frank Eugen Dalton and Louis C. Dalton
British Dictionary definitions for backward
- of or relating to the past; conservative or reactionary
- (in combination)backward-looking
Derived forms of backwardbackwardly, adverbbackwardness, noun
Idioms and Phrases with backward
In addition to the idiom beginning with backward
- backward and forward
- bend over backward
- fall over (backwards)
- know like a book (backwards and forwards)