Definition of Rearwards

1. Adverb. At or to or toward the back or rear. "She looked rearward out the window of the car"

Exact synonyms: Back, Backward, Backwards, Rearward
Antonyms: Forward



Definition of Rearwards

1. Adjective. Rearward. ¹

2. Adverb. Rearward. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rearwards

1. rearward [n] - See also: rearward

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rearwards

rearrested
rearresting
rearrests
rears
rears up
rearticulate
rearticulated
rearticulates
rearticulating
rearview
rearview mirror
rearview mirrors
rearward
rearward(a)
rearwardly
rearwards (current term)
reascend
reascendance
reascended
reascending
reascends
reascension
reascensions
reascent
reascents
reask
reasked
reasking
reasks
reason

Literary usage of Rearwards

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1. The Aeroplane Handbook by Arthur John Swinton (1920)
"From actual exploration it has been found* that the wake stream of any normal propeller contracts as it passes rearwards, and that th^minimum diameter ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"After moving rearwards together, for'i distance, enough to ensure the bullet having passed from the barrel the downward swinging movement of the barrel ..."

3. Iowa in War Times by Samuel Hawkins Marshall Byers (1888)
"Instantly the order was given to fall back, and the line went rearwards through an enfilading fire, so terrific, said an Iowa participant,* "that it seemed ..."

4. Newton's London Journal of Arts and Sciences: Being Record of the Progress by William Newton, Charles Frederick Partington (1848)
"... when the sweep o, is moved rearwards, but to force the said arm backwards, and so actuate the lever as to elevate the rack-bar k, to the extent required ..."

5. London to Ladysmith Via Pretoria by Sir Winston Churchill (1900)
"Then—a rush of crotchets rearwards—one leading two mules—mules terrified, jibbing, hanging back—all in silhouette one moment, the next all smudged with dust ..."

6. London to Ladysmith Via Pretoria by Winston Churchill (1900)
"Then—a rush of crotchets rearwards —one leading two mules, mules terrified, jibbing, hanging back—all in silhouette one moment, the next all smudged with ..."

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