Backward Meaning

There are 7 meaning(s) for word Backward

Meaning 1 : in a manner or order or direction the reverse of normal

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

    Synonyms : backwards
Meaning 2 : retarded in intellectual development

    Synonyms : feebleminded,  half-witted,  slow-witted
Meaning 3 : in or to or toward a past time

    Example : lovers of the past looking fondly backward

    Synonyms : back
Meaning 4 : at or to or toward the back or rear

    Example : tripped when he stepped backward

    Synonyms : back,  backwards,  rearward,  rearwards
Meaning 5 : directed or facing toward the back or rear

    Example : a backward view

Meaning 6 : having made less than normal progress

    Example : an economically backward country

Meaning 7 : (used of temperament or behavior) marked by a retiring nature

    Example : a backward lover

Backward Antonyms