American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Backward; back: retrorocket.
- Situated behind: retrolental.
- Contrary to a usual or natural course or direction: retrograde.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A prefix of Latin origin, meaning ‘back’ or ‘backward,’ ‘behind’: equivalent to post-, and the opposite of ante- (also of pre- or pro-) with reference to place or position, rarely to time; sometimes also equivalent to re- and opposed to pre- or pro-. It corresponds to opistho- in words from the Greek.
GNU Webster's 1913
- A prefix or combining form signifying
- adj. affecting things past
- n. a fashion reminiscent of the past
- Latin retrō-, from retrō, backward, behind; see re- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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