Looking toward the past, rather than being progressive; retrograde
he said the decision was a backward step
(of a person) Having learning difficulties
a lively child but a bit backward
Having made less than normal progress
economically backward countries
(of a movement) Away from one's front; in the direction of one's back
he took a step backward
Harry suddenly fell backward into a somersault
In reverse of the usual direction or order
baseball caps turned backward
With the rear facing forward
the canoe turned around backward
Toward or into the past
a loving look backward at his early life
Toward or into a worse state
a giant step backward for child-centered education
back: 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"
in a manner or order or direction the reverse of normal; "it's easy to get the `i' and the `e' backward in words like `seize' and `siege'"; "the child put her jersey on backward"
(used of temperament or behavior) marked by a retiring nature; "a backward lover"
retarded in intellectual development
having made less than normal progress; "an economically backward country"
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Pertaining to the direction towards the back; Pertaining to the direction reverse of normal; Reluctant or unable to advance; Of a culture considered undeveloped or unsophisticated; Pertaining to a thought or value that is considered outdated; On that part of the field behind the batsman's ...
(backwardly) In a backward direction
(backwards) Oriented toward the back; Reversed; Behind current trends or technology; Clumsy, inept, or inefficient; Toward the back; In the opposite direction of usual; In a manner such that the back precedes the front
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(Backwards) De Derrière/En Arrière
An adjective used to describe (1) a young largely unevolved, closed, and undrinkable wine, (2) a wine that is not ready to drink, or (3) a wine that simply refuses to release its charms and personality.
Used to describe a young wine that is less developed than others of its type and class from the same vintage.
A tasting term. Wines described as backward are undeveloped and not ready to drink. They are often young and tannic, and may also be described as austere. The opposite, unsurprisingly, of forward!
A wine that still tastes young despite its age leading you to believe that it should be more approachable.
adverb - The direction towards the space behind an object; movement in the negative z direction. In realmspace, represented by the vector <0,0,-1>. The opposite direction is forward. See the chart under direction.
Immature, not as developed as its age would lead you to expect
A physically immature horse. All northern hemisphere-born thoroughbreds take 1st January as their birthday. A horse born in April will be backward compared to one born in early February.
A horse that is either too young or not fully fit.
Behind square; further towards the end occupied by the batsman on strike and further away from the end occupied by the bowler.
Describes a wine that retains youthful characteristics despite considerable aging. This usually indicates that it will take longer to reach maturity and requires even more aging in the bottle or barrel.
A young wine that is very tannic and structured so much so as to taste poor but shows incredible aging potential. Chateau Ausone is often a very backward wine when young, but amazing when aged well.
This term is used to describe wine that is high in alcohol content and tannins.
A horse that is not able to live up to its expectation because it is not developed enough.