- Also rear·wards. toward or in the rear.
- located in, near, or toward the rear.
- directed toward the rear.
- a position at the rear: in the rearward of fashion.
- the rear division of a military unit.
Origin of rearward
Related Words for rearwardbehind, backward, round, backwards, aback, abaft, about, around, astern, inverted
Examples from the Web for rearward
Historical Examples of rearward
Presently she grew tired of this, too, and moved to the rearward window.In Kings' Byways
Stanley J. Weyman
Frontward was the small lake's grey water, rearward an avenue of limes.The Amazing Marriage, Complete
Then twelve of them were as it were our Vanguard, other twelve, our Rearward.Sir Francis Drake Revived
To recover they were fain, But now did Alvar Fañez on their rearward fall amain.The Lay of the Cid
R. Selden Rose
I had to watch the road, of course, so could not turn to witness what was going on rearward."And That's How It Was, Officer"
- towards or in the rearAlso (for adverb only): rearwards
- a position in the rear, esp the rear division of a military formation