Übersetzung von “backward” — Englisch–Französisch Wörterbuch


adjectivebackward /ˈbækwərd/ (always before n)
≠forward to the rear
en arrière

a backward step
un pas en arrière
≠progressive not modern and slow to progress

a backward town
une ville arriérée / peu moderne


adverbbackward /ˈbækwərd/, backwards [ ˈbækwərdz ]
toward the rear
en arrière , à rebours

sliding backward down the hill
dévalant la colline à la renverse
the opposite of the usual way
à l'envers

to work backward from Z to A
travailler par ordre alphabétique décroissant
toward past time
en arrière , vers le passé

There's no point in looking backwards.
Il ne sert à rien de regarder vers le passé.
backward and forward
moving one way and then the opposite way, repeatedly
de long en large

The cat ran backward and forward near the door.
Le chat faisait des allées et venues nerveusement près de la porte.

(Übersetzung von “backward” aus dem GLOBAL English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)


adjective /ˈbӕkwəd/

aimed or directed backwards

en arrière, vers l’arrière
He left without a backward glance.

less advanced in mind or body than is normal for one’s age

a backward child.

late in developing a modern culture, mechanization etc

That part of the country is still very backward
a backward region.
backwardness noun

backwards adverb

towards the back

vers l’arrière
He glanced backwards
Sheila stepped backwards to let the man pass.

with one’s back facing the direction one is going in

à reculons
The child walked backwards into a lamp-post.

in the opposite way to that which is usual

à l’envers
Can you count from 1 to 10 backwards? (= starting at 10 and counting to 1).
backwards and forwards

in one direction and then in the opposite direction

de long en large
The dog ran backwards and forwards across the grass.
bend/fall over backwards

to try very hard

se mettre en quatre (pour)
He bent over backwards to get us tickets for the concert.

(Übersetzung von “backward” aus dem PASSWORD English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)