Definitions of retrograde

  1. To move backward; recede; deteriorate.
  2. To go in a retrograde direction; to move, or appear to move, backward, as a planet.
  3. Hence, to decline from a better to a worse condition, as in morals or intelligence.
  4. To go or appear to go backward; to go from better to worse.
  5. To go backwards.
  6. move back; " The glacier retrogrades"
  7. move in a direction contrary to the usual one; of stars and planets
  8. To cause to go backward.
  9. Retrogression.
  10. RETROGRADATION.
  11. Retrogradely.
  12. of amnesia; affecting time immediately preceding trauma
  13. ( astronomy) moving from east to west on the celestial sphere; or-- for planets-- around the sun in a direction opposite to that of the Earth
  14. move in a direction contrary to the usual one; " retrograding planets"
  15. moving from east to west on the celestial sphere; or-- for planets-- around the sun in a direction opposite to that of the Earth
  16. Apparently moving backward, and contrary to the succession of the signs, that is, from east to west, as a planet.
  17. Declining from a better to a worse state; as, a retrograde people; retrograde ideas, morals, etc.
  18. Tending or moving backward; having a backward course; contrary; as, a retrograde motion; - opposed to progressive.
  19. Going or moving backward; going from a better to a worse state or character; as, retrograde ideas.
  20. Going backward: falling from better to worse: ( biology) becoming less highly organized.
  21. Retrograde.
  22. Going backward; declining.
  23. Going or moving backward; apparently moving backward, and contrary to the succession of the signs; declining from a better to a worse state.
  24. Going or moving backward; apparently moving from east to west, as a planet; declining from a better to a worse state; in bot., applied to hairs when they are bent back or down.
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