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4 definitions found
 for rearward
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rearward \Rear"ward\ (-w[~e]rd), a. & adv.
     At or toward the rear.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  rearward
      adv 1: 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" [syn: back, backward,
             backwards, rearward, rearwards] [ant: forrad,
             forrard, forward, forwards, frontward,
             frontwards]
      adj 1: located in or toward the back or rear; "the chair's rear
             legs"; "the rear door of the plane"; "on the rearward
             side" [syn: rear(a), rearward(a)]
      2: directed or moving toward the rear; "a rearward glance"; "a
         rearward movement" [syn: rearward, reverse]
      n 1: direction toward the rear; "his outfit marched to the
           rearward of the tank divisions"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  54 Moby Thesaurus words for "rearward":
     a rebours, a reculons, aft, after, aftermost, afterpart,
     afterpiece, against the grain, anticlockwise, arear, ass-backwards,
     astern, away, back, back door, back seat, back side, backward,
     backwards, behind, breech, counterclockwise, fro, heel, hind,
     hind end, hind part, hinder, hindermost, hindhand, hindhead,
     hindmost, hindward, hindwards, in reverse, occiput, posterior,
     posteriorly, postern, rear, rear end, rearmost, rearwards, retrad,
     retrograde, reverse, stern, tail, tail end, tailpiece, tailward,
     tailwards, to the rear, widdershins
  
  

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