Definition of backward(s)
What does the word backward(s) mean?
part of speech: adverb
Away from one\'s front (look, lean, &c.); back foremost (walk &c.); back to starting-point (flow, roll, &c.; not of living things exc. in b. & forwards); into a worse state (go &c.); into the past (reckon &c.); the reverse way (spell &c.; ring the bells b., from bass upwards). (Adj.) directed to rear or starting-point; reversed; reluctant, shy, behindhand, dull. whence backwardness n.