rearward

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

rear +‎ -ward

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

rearward (plural rearwards)

  1. The part that comes last or is situated in the rear; conclusion; wind-up.
  2. The last troop; the rear of an army; a rear guard.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)

Adjective[edit]

rearward (comparative more rearward, superlative most rearward)

  1. Toward the back or rear of something.
    The rearward seats of the bus were unpleasantly close to the toilet facilities.

Adverb[edit]

rearward (comparative more rearward, superlative most rearward)

  1. Toward the back or rear of something.
    She stumbled rearward through the bus, hoping to make it to the toilet before she caused a mess.