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

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

Related terms: forward
2. [ noun ] direction toward the rear

"his outfit marched to the rearward of the tank divisions"

Related terms: rear
3. [ adjective ] directed or moving toward the rear
Synonyms: reverse

"a rearward glance" "a rearward movement"

Related terms: backward
4. [ adjective ] located in or toward the back or rear; the chair's rear legs"
Synonyms: rear

"the rear door of the plane" "on the rearward side"

Related terms: back
Similar spelling:   rearwards