1. [Adjective]: (used of temperament or behavior) marked by a retiring nature; "a backward lover"

2. [Adjective]: directed or facing toward the back or rear; "a backward view"

3. [Adverb]: in or to or toward a past time; "set the clocks back an hour"; "never look back"; "lovers of the past looking fondly backward"

4. [Adverb]: 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"

5. [Adverb]: 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"

6. retarded in intellectual development

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