1. [ adverb ] at or to or toward or the back or rear
Synonyms: back backward rearward rearwards

"he moved back" "tripped when he stepped backward" "she looked rearward out the window of the car"

Related terms: forward
2. [ adverb ] in a manner or order or direction the reverse of normal
Synonyms: backward

"it's easy to get the `i' and the `e' backward in words like `seize' and `siege'" "the child put her jersey on backward"

Similar spelling:   backward