OTHER WORDS FOR backward
Idioms about backward
Origin of backward
OTHER WORDS FROM backwardback·ward·ly, adverbback·ward·ness, nounun·back·ward, adjective
Words nearby backward
How to use backward in a sentence
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.
His speeches, which he wrote himself, were frequently brilliant, even if they too often pointed backward instead of forward.
The camera dollied backward along the length of the tower's staircase while simultaneously its lens zoomed forward.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Now Benny lifted his head up, slapped his knee, and laughed so hard that he almost tumbled over backward.
Reputation, or how we seem, seems to be much more important these days than who we are—which is obviously backward.Andrew Garfield on the Evils of Capitalism, the Hacking Scandal, and Criticism of ‘Spider-Man 2’|Marlow Stern|September 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Your fiction is preoccupied with the past—even the contemporary stories have an aura of looking backward.
Sol got up, slowly; took a backward step into the yard; filled his lungs, opened his mouth, made his eyes round.The Bondboy|George W. (George Washington) Ogden
Then a shower of dirt flew into their faces and both Jolly Robin and his wife tumbled over backward.The Tale of Grandfather Mole|Arthur Scott Bailey
A like indifference to the position of a picture, and of a letter, has been observed among backward races.Children's Ways|James Sully
But they went slowly, with much half-whispered, sullen conferring and many a backward glance at Marius and those with him.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
More than nine-tenths of these were made in Birmingham, and, of course, our tradesmen were not backward with their own specimens.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham|Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
British Dictionary definitions for backward
- of or relating to the past; conservative or reactionary
- (in combination)backward-looking
Derived forms of backwardbackwardly, adverbbackwardness, noun
Other 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)