rearward


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rear·ward 1

 (rîr′wərd)
adv.
Toward, to, or at the rear.
adj.
At or in the rear.
n.
A rearward direction, point, or position.

rear′wards adv.

rear·ward 2

 (rîr′wôrd′)
n.
The rear guard of an armed force.

[Middle English rerewarde, from Anglo-Norman : rere, behind (from Latin retrō; see re- in Indo-European roots) + warde, guard (of Germanic origin; see wer- in Indo-European roots).]

rearward

(ˈrɪəwəd)
adj, adv
towards or in the rear. Also (for adverb only): rearwards
n
(Military) a position in the rear, esp the rear division of a military formation
[C14 (as a noun: the part of an army positioned behind the main body of troops): from Anglo-French rerewarde, variant of reregarde; see rearguard]

rear•ward

(ˈrɪər wərd for 1-4; -wɔrd for 5 )

adv.
1. Also, rear′wards. 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.
5. the rear division of a military unit.
[1300–50; Middle English rerewarde < Anglo-French]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rearward - direction toward the rear; "his outfit marched to the rearward of the tank divisions"
back end, backside, rear - the side of an object that is opposite its front; "his room was toward the rear of the hotel"
Adj.1.rearward - located in or toward the back or rear; "the chair's rear legs"; "the rear door of the plane"; "on the rearward side"
back - related to or located at the back; "the back yard"; "the back entrance"
2.rearward - directed or moving toward the rear; "a rearward glance"; "a rearward movement"
backward - directed or facing toward the back or rear; "a backward view"
Adv.1.rearward - at or to or toward the back or rearrearward - 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"

rearward

adverb
1. Toward the back:
2. In or toward a former location or condition:
noun
The part or area farthest from the front:
Translations

rearward

[ˈrɪəwəd]
B. ADVhacia atrás

rearward

adj parthintere(r, s); positionam Ende; movementnach hinten, rückwärtig
adv (also rearwards)rückwärts
References in classic literature ?
The hamlet's front was washed by the clear waters of the great river; its body stretched itself rearward up a gentle incline; its most rearward border fringed itself out and scattered its houses about its base line of the hills; the hills rose high, enclosing the town in a half-moon curve, clothed with forests from foot to summit.
Long maintaining an enchanted silence, Ahab stood apart; and every time the tetering ship loweringly pitched down her bowsprit, he turned to eye the bright sun's rays produced ahead; and when she profoundly settled by the stern, he turned behind, and saw the sun's rearward place, and how the same yellow rays were blending with his undeviating wake.
TOM presented himself before Aunt Polly, who was sitting by an open window in a pleasant rearward apartment, which was bedroom, breakfast-room, dining-room, and library, combined.
As he trailed Akut he kept an eye cocked over one shoulder, rearward, in the hope that Numa might rise from his kill and reveal himself.
When the sunrays at last struck full and mellowingly upon the earth, the youth saw that the landscape was streaked with two long, thin, black columns which disappeared on the brow of a hill in front and rearward vanished in a wood.
With utmost caution she crept warily toward the crest of the hill, taking advantage of every natural screen that the landscape afforded to conceal her approach from possible observers ahead, while momentarily she cast quick glances rearward lest she be taken by surprise from that quarter.
Never look rearwards, but always to our glorious goal.
This base allows for both forward and rearward stow away positions along with 90 and 45 degree deployable positions and with the legs being adjustable in length (center height adjustable from 5.
In these systems, the barrel and bolt remain locked through the full rearward movement of the bolt.
The most common method for achieving this goal is by moving rearward.
Khan said it was the great initiative of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government to produce electricity in far-flung and rearward areas from water.