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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 back·ward /ˈbækwɚ/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary

 反向 BKWD

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Back·ward, n. The state behind or past. [Obs.]
    In the dark backward and abysm of time.   --Shak.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Back·ward, v. t. To keep back; to hinder. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Back·ward Back·wards adv.
 1. With the back in advance or foremost; as, to ride backward.
 2. Toward the back; toward the rear; as, to throw the arms backward.
 3. On the back, or with the back downward.
    Thou wilt fall backward.   --Shak.
 4. Toward, or in, past time or events; ago.
    Some reigns backward.   --Locke.
 5. By way of reflection; reflexively.
 6. From a better to a worse state, as from honor to shame, from religion to sin.
    The work went backward.   --Dryden.
 7. In a contrary or reverse manner, way, or direction; contrarily; as, to read backwards.
    We might have . . . beat them backward home.   --Shak.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Back·ward, a.
 1. Directed to the back or rear; as, backward glances.
 2. Unwilling; averse; reluctant; hesitating; loath.
    For wiser brutes were backward to be slaves.   --Pope.
 3. Not well advanced in learning; not quick of apprehension; dull; inapt; as, a backward child. “The backward learner.”
 4. Late or behindhand; as, a backward season.
 5. Not advanced in civilization; undeveloped; as, the country or region is in a backward state.
 6. Already past or gone; bygone. [R.]
    And flies unconscious o'er each backward year.   --Byron.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: directed or facing toward the back or rear; "a backward
             view" [ant: forward]
      2: (used of temperament or behavior) marked by a retiring
         nature; "a backward lover" [ant: forward]
      3: retarded in intellectual development [syn: feebleminded]
      adv 1: at or to or toward the back or rear; "he moved back";
             "tripped when he stepped backward"; "she looked
             rearward out the window of the car" [syn: back, backwards,
              rearward, rearwards] [ant: forward]
      2: in a manner or order or direction the reverse of normal;
         "it's easy to get the `i' and the `e' backward in words
         like `seize' and `siege'"; "the child put her jersey on
         backward" [syn: backwards]
      3: in or to or toward a past time; "set the clocks back an
         hour"; "never look back"; "lovers of the past looking
         fondly backward" [syn: back] [ant: ahead, ahead]