rearward

  • 1 Rearward — Rear ward ( w[ e]rd), a. & adv. At or toward the rear. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Rearward — Rear ward (r[=e]r w[add]rd w[ e]rd), n. [Rear + ward.] The last troop; the rear of an army; a rear guard. Also used figuratively. Shak. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 rearward — index back (in reverse) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 rearward — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ directed towards the back. ► ADVERB (also rearwards) ▪ towards the back …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5 rearward — rearward1 [rir′wôrd΄] n. [ME rerewarde < Anglo Fr: see REAR GUARD & WARD] archaic var. of REAR1 rearward2 [rear′wərdzrir′wərd] adj. [ REAR1 + WARD] a …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 rearward — [[t]rɪ͟ə(r)wə(r)d[/t]] ADV: ADV with v If something moves or faces rearward, it moves or faces backwards. ...a rearward facing infant carrier... The centre of pressure moves rearward and the aeroplane becomes unbalanced. Syn: backward Ant:… …

    English dictionary

  • 7 rearward — I. noun Etymology: Middle English rerewarde, from Anglo French rereguard, rerewarde rear guard Date: 14th century rear; especially the rear division (as of an army) II. adjective Etymology: 2rear + ward Date: 1598 …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 8 rearward — 1. adjective /ˈɹiɹ.wɝ d/ Toward the back or rear of something. The rearward seats of the bus were unpleasantly close to the toilet facilities. 2. adverb /ˈɹiɹ.wɝ d/ Toward the back or rear of …

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  • 9 rearward — n., adj., & adv. n. rear, esp. in prepositional phrases (to the rearward of; in the rearward). adj. to the rear. adv. (also rearwards) towards the rear. Etymology: AF rerewarde = REARGUARD …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 10 rearward — rearwardness, n. /rear weuhrd/ for 1 4; /rear wawrd/ for 5, adv. 1. Also, rearwards. toward or in the rear. adj., 2. located in, near, or toward the rear. 3. directed toward the rear. n. 4. a position at the rear: in the rearward of fashion. 5.… …

    Universalium

  • 11 rearward — adj. Rearward is used with these nouns: ↑movement …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12 rearward — rear|ward [ˈrıəwəd US ˈrırwərd] adj in or towards the back of something >rearwards also rearward adv …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 rearward — adjective in or towards the back of something rearwards also rearward adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 rearward — Synonyms and related words: a rebours, a reculons, aft, after, aftermost, afterpart, afterpiece, against the grain, anticlockwise, arear, ass backwards, astern, away, back, back door, back seat, back side, backward, backwards, behind, breech,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 15 rearward — (Roget s Thesaurus II) I adverb 1. Toward the back: about, around, back, backward, backwards. See PRECEDE. 2. In or toward a former location or condition: about, around, back, backward, backwards, round. See APPROACH. II noun The part or area… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 16 rearward — rear|ward [ rırwərd ] adjective, adverb FORMAL in or toward the back of something …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 rearward — sb. == the rear. Alys. 7787 …

    Oldest English Words

  • 18 rearward — rear·ward || rɪrwÉ™rd / rɪəwÉ™d adv. toward the back, to the rear …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 19 rearward — adjective directed towards the back. adverb (also rearwards) towards the back. noun archaic the rear …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 20 rearward — n. 1. Rearguard. See Rereward. 2. End, tail, latter part, train behind …

    New dictionary of synonyms


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