Character 10
Hyphenation re tro grade
Pronunciations /ˈɹɛtɹəˌɡɹeɪd/

Definitions and meanings of "Retrograde"

What do we mean by retrograde?

Moving or tending backward. adjective

Opposite to the usual order; inverted or reversed. adjective

Reverting to an earlier or inferior condition. adjective

Of or relating to the orbital revolution or axial rotation of a planetary or other celestial body that moves clockwise from east to west, in the direction opposite to most celestial bodies. adjective

Of or relating to the brief, regularly occurring, apparently backward movement of a planetary body in its orbit as viewed against the fixed stars, caused by the differing orbital velocities of Earth and the body observed. adjective

Of or relating to orbital motion in the direction opposite that of the predominant motion in an orbital system. adjective

To have retrograde motion. intransitive verb

To decline to an inferior state; degenerate. intransitive verb

To move or seem to move backward. intransitive verb

Moving backward; having a backward motion or direction; retreating.

Specifically, in astronomy, moving backward and contrary to the order of the signs relatively to the fixed stars: opposed to direct. The epithet does not apply to the diurnal motion, since this is not relative to the fixed stars.

In biology, characterized by or exhibiting degeneration or deterioration, as an organism or any of its parts which passes or has passed from a higher or more complex to a lower or simpler structure or composition; noting such change of organization: as, retrograde metamorphosis or development; a retrograde theory.

In zoology, habitually walking or swimming backward, as many animals: correlated with laterigrade, gravigrade, saltigrade, etc.

In botany: Going backward in the order of specialization, from a more to a less highly developed form: referring either to reversions of type or to individual monsters.

Formerly used of hairs, in the sense of retrorse.

Losing ground; deteriorating; declining in strength or excellence.

Contrary; opposed; opposite.

Change of tissue or substance from the more complex to the simpler composition; catabolism. See metamorphosis.

In billiards, the pull-back, draw, or recoil. noun

Directed backwards, retreating; reverting, especially to an inferior state, declining; inverse, reverse; movement opposite to normal or intended motion, often circular motion.

Counterproductive to a desired outcome.

(of a body orbiting another) In the opposite direction to the orbited body's spin.

Describing a metamorphic change resulting from a decreasing pressure or temperature.

(by extension, of a person) A person who opposes social reforms, favoring the maintenance of the status quo, conservative.

Adjective - refers to movement occuring in a backward direction Noun - a person who believes the adversity in their lives is caused by the retrograde motion of planetary bodies, esp. citing Mercury as a scapegoat. - somebody who believes in New Age bullshit; a hippy Urban Dictionary

A feeling of aggression through astrology hoes that get them in the fighting mood because that planets got defensive. Urban Dictionary

Retrograde is a retreating motion. The word retrograde derives from the Latin words retro, backwards, and gradus, step Urban Dictionary

When the planet Mercury appears to travel backward across the sky. These times can cause confusion, delay, and frustration, and unpleasant communications! Urban Dictionary

A sexual position in which the male (or pitcher) stands behind the female (catcher) and holds her legs up while she holds herself up with her arms in a wheelbarrow-like position, face down. It is in this position that the two engage in thrustings and moanings of sorts. Urban Dictionary

A scapegoat for astrologists to use when shit happens. Urban Dictionary

An insulting and harsher sounding name to sling at a degenerate bastard. Urban Dictionary

The theory that history and culture (i.e. fashion, music etc.) repeats itself every couple of decades. Its plausibility draws from the fact that most parents raise their children with the same ideas that their own parents asserted upon them. Urban Dictionary

A three week period in which the planet Mercury to appears to be in backwards motion. during this time human beings experience many adverse effects, such as memory loss, loss of time, loss of items, loss of virginity, loss of common sense. As for technology many unexpected glitches occur during this time, such as software crashes and emails getting lost 2000 November - Bush-Gore election 2006 July - Zidane head butts Materatzi in World Cup final 2006 July - Israel / Hezbollah brew ha ha 2006 July - Software companies experiences unforseen glitches Urban Dictionary

A condition found in a small number of diabetic men who, upon climax, ejaculate into their bladder. Urban Dictionary

Synonyms and Antonyms for Retrograde

The word "retrograde" in example sentences

The term retrograde here is used in a purely theoretical sense, and cannot be held to imply any actual degradation. ❋ Maxwell T. Masters (N/A)

When the Conservatives first came to office in 2006, then information commissioner John Reid sounded the alarm bells at what he called retrograde steps towards secrecy -- and was promptly run out of town. ❋ Unknown (2010)

Sagittarius: Pluto retrograde is still making up down and down up. ❋ Unknown (2008)

(Like I would know what that meant, but my brother always says something about Mercury in retrograde or something when I feel over-sad.) ❋ Unknown (2008)

This is called retrograde motion; the direction in which the Earth turns is called prograde. ❋ Lucy (2009)

Everyone is constantly telling you how hard it is, how you're never going to get a second book published unless about 367 things go just exactly the right way on the third Thursday of the seventh month when Venus is in retrograde and a brindle armadillo crosses ❋ Unknown (2006)

Saturday, 18 March, 2006 at 21: 25 mercury is in retrograde till the 25th. .anything mechanical or to do with communications does and will break down during this time …. just be patient …. eg. ❋ Unknown (2006)

You miss appointments, your computer equipment crashes, checks get lost, you find the car you just purchased during Mercury retrograde is a lemon. ❋ Unknown (2004)

Monk's Saggitarian reaction to Mercury in retrograde was to barf on his pillow last night without realizing it. ❋ Unknown (2004)

Comments yow, mercury in retrograde strikes again!! no wonder work freaking sucks right now.bleargh. not to mention all of my relationships ... all of them. i barf in harmony with your son. ❋ Unknown (2004)

I wonder what happens if you buy a Mercury while Mercury is in retrograde ... ❋ Unknown (2004)

Mercury's bought when Mercury is in retrograde find themselves stuck in reverse. ❋ Unknown (2004)

The point that such ideas, despite their enduring trendiness, are in fact retrograde is the unifying theme of Revel's philosophical books, Pourquoi les philosophes, Histoire de la philosophie occidentale, and Descartes inutile et incertain. ❋ Unknown (1994)

"[boohoo], i spilled [bongwater] all over my vegan [Spamwich] for the second time today. You guys, is Mercury in like, retrograde... or something?" "my old lady always has the perfect excuse for causing drama; she's a total retrograde." "Don't be fooled by her appearance. She may dress like she's homeless, but she's just a retrograde." ❋ Wordherder (2013)

“[Mars] is in [retrograde] this week, [guess] I’m fighting with everyone, including myself “ ❋ It’s Ya Boy SP (2020)

"[Mercury] Mercu-Mercury`s in Mercury`s in [retrograde]" From the [Bloc Party] song, Mercury. ❋ Gingerdwarf (2008)

[Shucks], It's Mercury retrograde from [May 29] to [June 22] this year...better watch my tongue! ❋ Lovin3434! (2021)

Male 1 - Dude, [my girlfriend] and I tried out the retrograde wheelbarrow last night. It was great. Male 2 - I've [gotta] try that, [soon]. ❋ Ryantowelpants (2007)

Everything [in my life] is going [wrong]! It [must be] Mercury Retrograde. ❋ Symeli (2010)

[Sir], [you are a] most retrograde prick. ❋ Dr Bunnygirl (2019)

There are many similarities between the war in Iraq today and the [Vietnam war] .. It's almost like a retrograde revolution. Hopefully, a retrograde revolution involving the 60s and 70s will begin, and groups will actually start playing some [real music]. The comeback of [blazers] is part of the retrograde revolution. ❋ Isabella (2005)

I can't believe [Zidane] headbutted that I-talian guy in such an important game, must be [mercury retrograde] smart guy: Hey guys its August, we all made it through [Mercury Retrograde] without any glitches co-workers: uhhh its July still. smart guy: God damn it, [MERCURY RETROGRADE] ❋ Justapaperbag (2006)

"[John], a 42-year-old [diabetic], has difficulties fathering [children], as he suffers from retrograde ejaculation." ❋ Typhon (2004)

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