American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adv. Toward, to, or at the rear.
- adj. At or in the rear.
- n. A rearward direction, point, or position.
- n. The rear guard of an armed force.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A rear-guard; a body or force guarding the rear.
- n. Hence Any company or body of persons bringing up the rear; the rear.
- At or to the rear; toward the hinder part; backward from anything.
- Situated at or toward the rear; being or coming last.
- n. Place or position at the rear: the part that comes last; rear; end; conclusion; wind-up.
- n. The part that comes last or is situated in the rear; conclusion; wind-up.
- adj. Toward the back or rear of something.
- adv. Toward the back or rear of something.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The last troop; the rear of an army; a rear guard. Also used figuratively.
- At or toward the rear.
- n. direction toward the rear
- adj. directed or moving toward the rear
- adj. located in or toward the back or rear
- adv. at or to or toward the back or rear
- rear + -ward (Wiktionary)
- Middle English rerewarde, from Anglo-Norman : rere, behind (from Latin retrō; see re- in Indo-European roots) + warde, guard (of Germanic origin; see wer-3 in Indo-European roots). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The rod that extend up through the receiver to stop the bolt travel rearward is prone to break with repeated hard slams.”
“Ford has adopted the new-style mirrors on many models, and not a moment too soon, as there is a backwards trend now in rearward visibility.”
“Champions of the Dry Tree, but a great battle of footmen came against the Shepherds and the rest of Ralph's footmen, but in their rearward was a company of well-horsed men-at-arms; and all of them were well armed and went right orderly and warrior-like.”
“It is called the rearward, or gathering host, of all the camps, because it gathered up all that were left behind; not the women and children (these we may suppose were taken care of by the heads of their families in their respective tribes), but all the unclean, the mixed multitude, and all that were weak and feeble, and cast behind in their march.”
“Rage Broadheads are a good balance (or so I've heard) of field point flight, deep penetration and minimal loss of energy due to their rearward deployment of blades.”
“The steeper 74 ST angle moves the BB rearward relative to the 72 ST position, and, to maintain the saddle-BB distance, requires moving the saddle rearward.”
“The rearward movement of the BB and the saddle will produce an INCREASE in the distance from the saddle to the bar.”
“The new CLS's fuselage is scored with two dramatic contour lines vectoring rearward to intersect with the punched-out rear-fender contour, which is a bit of a signature for Mercedes's design chief, Gorden Wagener.”
“Mercedes-Benz USA The new CLS's fuselage is scored with two dramatic contour lines vectoring rearward to intersect with the punched-out rear-fender contour, which is a bit of a signature for Mercedes's design chief, Gorden Wagener.”
“He turned his head slightly rearward in her direction and said in a shaky voice, I love you too, Kira.”
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