Definition of BACKWARD

  1. (adj)retarded in intellectual development
  2. (adj)having made less than normal progress
  3. (adj)directed or facing toward the back or rear
  4. (adj)(used of temperament or behavior) marked by a retiring nature
  5. (adv)at or to or toward the back or rear
  6. (adv)in a manner or order or direction the reverse of normal
  7. (adv)in or to or toward a past time