Definitions For Backward


  • Directed or facing toward the back or rear
  • (used of temperament or behavior) marked by a retiring nature


  • Having made less than normal progress
  • Retarded in intellectual development


  • In or to or toward a past time
  • At or to or toward the back or rear
  • In a manner or order or direction the reverse of normal


  • Toward the back : to or toward what is behind
  • Opposite to the usual way : in reverse
  • Toward the past

Is Backward a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

Points in Different Games

Words with Friends

The word Backward is worth 20 points in Scrabble and 22 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Backward in a Sentence

  • A sudden movement backward, not forward
  • I heard a noise behind me and glanced backward.
  • He pushed the throttle backward.
  • A technologically backward village that has no running water
  • A backward turn on ice skates is hard to learn because you can't see where you're going

Synonyms for Backward

Antonyms for Backward

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