backward vs forward

backward

Definitions

adjective

  1. retarded in intellectual development
  2. having made less than normal progress
  3. directed or facing toward the back or rear
  4. (used of temperament or behavior) marked by a retiring nature

adverb

  1. in a manner or order or direction the reverse of normal
  2. in or to or toward a past time
  3. at or to or toward the back or rear

Examples

I have found that a tool guided by a straight-edge, and "jiggered" backwards and forwards, makes by far the best lines for blind-tool work.

He wears his cap backwards and spits rhymes with fierce energy and unbridled theatrics.

What about the other evidence about him in the toilet pacing backwards and forwards, with expletives and asking everyone who came in for a line of drugs - speed?

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forward

Definitions

adverb

  1. toward the future; forward in time
  2. at or to or toward the front
  3. in a forward direction
  4. forward in time or order or degree
  5. near or toward the bow of a ship or cockpit of a plane

noun

  1. the person who plays the position of forward in certain games, such as basketball, soccer, or hockey
  2. a position on a basketball, soccer, or hockey team

adjective

  1. moving forward
  2. of the transmission gear causing forward movement in a motor vehicle
  3. used of temperament or behavior; lacking restraint or modesty
  4. at or near or directed toward the front

verb

  1. send or ship onward from an intermediate post or station in transit

Examples

When the King heard this, he bade his son be slain; but on the next day the second Wazir came forward for intercession and kissed ground in prostration.

In the forecabins, the head and shower is located forward and has a large mirrored vanity with ample storage below.

They sneak forward to climb up the small gap between the lorry 's cab and trailer.

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