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


From: Network Terminology


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: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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, backward,
              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: backward]