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Meaning & Definition of Backwards in English

English

Backwards

/bækwərdz/

adverb

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • back
  • ,
  • backward
  • ,
  • backwards
  • ,
  • rearward
  • ,
  • rearwards

2. 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"
    synonym:
  • backward
  • ,
  • backwards

Examples of using

Your T-shirt's on backwards.
Say the alphabet backwards.