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1. rearward

adverb. at or to or toward the back or rear.

Synonyms

  • rearwards
  • back
  • backward

Antonyms

  • stay in place
  • veer
  • ahead
  • current

Etymology

  • -ward (English)
  • -weard (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • rear (English)
  • rere (Anglo-Norman)

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2. rearward

noun. direction toward the rear.

Synonyms

  • back end
  • rear

Antonyms

  • weaken
  • prospective
  • progressive

Etymology

  • -ward (English)
  • -weard (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • rear (English)
  • rere (Anglo-Norman)

3. rearward

adjective. directed or moving toward the rear.

Synonyms

  • backward

Antonyms

  • anterior
  • negate

Etymology

  • -ward (English)
  • -weard (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • rear (English)
  • rere (Anglo-Norman)

4. rearward

adjective. located in or toward the back or rear.

Synonyms

  • back

Antonyms

  • disapprove
  • fore

Etymology

  • -ward (English)
  • -weard (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • rear (English)
  • rere (Anglo-Norman)

Sentences with rearward


1. Adjective
An officer confronted by an agitated or violent suspect makes a rearward approach to the suspects left shoulder, slightly behind and at an angle.

2. Adverb
Lift the bed straight up off of the frame, then move it rearward, carefully making sure it doesn't hit the rear bumper or tires.

3. Noun, singular or mass
These must be two lights facing rearward and as far across from each other as possible.

4. Verb, 3rd person singular present
Pull the pipe out of the flange and push it rearward to dislodge the muffler -- this will give access to the filter.

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