/ˈbæk·wərd/adv[not gradable](alsobackwards/ˈbæk·wərdz/)(TOWARD THE BACK)
›toward the direction that is opposite to the one in which you are facing or opposite to the usual direction: He took a step backward.He began counting backward: "Ten, nine, eight . . ."She was skating around the rink, backward and forward.