What does BACKWARDS mean?

BACKWARDS meaning in Law Dictionary

In a policy of marine insurance coverage, the term "forwards and backwards at ocean" means from slot to port throughout the voyage, and not merely from terminus to the other and back. 1 Taunt. 475.


BACKWARDS meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1510s, from backward with adverbial genitive. Figurative expression fold over backwards is recorded from 1901.


BACKWARDS meaning in General Dictionary

in a fashion or purchase or course the reverse of typical

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  • at or even to or toward the rear or back
  • With the back advance or most important; since, to drive backwards.
  • Toward the rear; toward a corner; as, to toss theu000du000a hands backward.
  • in the straight back, or utilizing the straight back downward.
  • towards, or in, overdue or events; ago.
  • By way of reflection; reflexively.
  • From a better to a worse state, as from honor to shame, from religion to sin.
  • In a contrary or reverse manner, method, or course; contrarily; as, to see backwards.

BACKWARDS meaning in General Dictionary

(adv.) With all the back in advance or foremost; since, to drive backward.

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  • (adv.) Toward the rear; toward a corner; since, to put the hands backward.
  • (adv.) On the back, or because of the straight back downward.
  • (adv.) Toward, or perhaps in, past time or occasions; ago.
  • (adv.) Through expression; reflexively.
  • (adv.) From a better to a worse state, as from honor to shame, from religion to sin.
  • (adv.) In a contrary or reverse fashion, way, or course; contrarily; because, to see backwards.

Sentence Examples with the word BACKWARDS

On the north the crag is crowned by a sort of plateau sloping backwards into a round-topped hill.

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