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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.

Rearward is also an adjective.

...the rearward window.

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • Rearward — Rear ward ( w[ e]rd), a. & adv. At or toward the rear. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

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

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 …   Wiktionary

  • 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

  • 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

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

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