Definition of Backwords

1. Noun. (plural of backword) ¹



¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Backwords

1. backword [n] - See also: backword

Lexicographical Neighbors of Backwords

backwaterish
backwaters
backweight
backweights
backwind
backwinded
backwinding
backwinds
backwood
backwoods
backwoods(a)
backwoodsman
backwoodsmen
backwoodsy
backword
backwords
backwork
backworks
backworm
backwound
backwrap
backwraps
backy
backyard
backyard cricket
backyards
baclava
baclavas
baclofen
baclofens

Literary usage of Backwords

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The R.I. Schoolmaster by Rhode Island Commissioner of Public Schools (1873)
"There are also some old methods, but none the less useful because old, which we have found productive of much good. One of these is reading backwords. ..."

2. Edwards's Military Catalogue: Books, Pamphlets, Plates, &c. on Military by Francis Edwards (Firm), Edward Augustus Petherick (1908)
"1895 2s (id 4749 (3) Backwords or Forwards ? map, 12mo, cloth. [1896] 3s Fortifications, Railways, Cost of the Forward Policy, Russia in Central Asia, &c. ..."

3. God's Mighty Power Magnified: As Manifested and Revealed in His Faithful by Joan Vokins, Oliver Sansom (1871)
"... and sometimes go backwords, yet their way may be so hedged up that they cannot get quite back to Egypt again, but may die in the wilderness, ..."

4. Primary Devices by Myra King (1918)
"Then they may be allowed to commit the list backwords and in other ways of which they will often think themselves. This will give variety and interest to ..."

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