to help keep back again to hinder
- Directed towards the straight back or rear as backward glances
- hawaii behind or past
- using back advance or foremost regarding drive backward
- at or to or toward the back or backside
- in a manner or order or course the opposite of typical
- in or even or toward a past time
- retarded in intellectual development
- having made significantly less than typical progress
- (used of temperament or behavior) marked by a retiring nature
- directed or dealing with toward the back or back
- Alt. of Backwards
- Directed to the back or back; since, backward glances.
- Unwilling; averse; hesitant; hesitating; loath.
- perhaps not well advanced in mastering; perhaps not quick of apprehension; lifeless; inapt; because, a backward youngster.
- later or behindhand; because, a backward period.
- maybe not higher level in society; undeveloped; since, the nation or region is within a backward condition.
- Already past or gone; bygone.
- The state behind or last.
- To keep back; to hinder.
c.1300, from abakward, from Old English on b
(adv.) Alt. of Backwards
- (a.) Directed into the straight back or rear; as, backward glances.
- (a.) Unwilling; averse; unwilling; hesitating; loath.
- (a.) Perhaps not well-advanced in learning; not quick of apprehension; lifeless; inapt; because, a backward youngster.
- (a.) Late or behindhand; because, a backward period.
- (a.) Maybe not advanced level in society; undeveloped; as, the country or region is in a backward condition.
- (a.) Already past or gone; bygone.
- (n.) Their state behind or past.
- (v. i.) To keep straight back; to hinder.
During the forward stroke the action of the click is governed by the principles of linkwork; during the backward stroke that action ceases.