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Dictionary entry overview: What does backwards mean?
• BACKWARDS (adverb)
The adverb BACKWARDS has 2 senses:
1. at or to or toward the back or rear
2. in a manner or order or direction the reverse of normal
Familiarity information: BACKWARDS used as an adverb is rare.
Dictionary entry details
|Sense 1||backwards [BACK TO TOP]|
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
|Sense 2||backwards [BACK TO TOP]|
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
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