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Toward, to, or at the rear.
At or in the rear.
A rearward direction, point, or position.
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).]
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|Adv.||1.||rearwards - 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"|
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