With the back in advance or foremost; as, to ride backward.
- Directed or facing toward the back or rear.
- Done or arranged in a manner or order that is opposite to previous occurrence or normal use.
- Unwilling to act; reluctant; shy.
- Behind others in progress or development: The technology was backward, but the system worked.
- To or toward the back or rear.
- With the back leading.
- In a reverse manner or order.
- To, toward, or into the past.
- Toward a worse or less advanced condition.