- The posterior part of a human (or animal) body from the neck to the end of the spine.
- usage: "his back was nicely tanned"
- synonyms: dorsum
- The side that goes last or is not normally seen.
- usage: "he wrote the date on the back of the photograph"
- synonyms: rear
- The part of something that is furthest from the normal viewer.
- usage: "he stood at the back of the stage"; "it was hidden in the rear of the store"
- synonyms: rear
- Football) a person who plays in the backfield. (
- The series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord.
- usage: "the fall broke his back"
- The protective covering on the front, back, and spine of a book.
- usage: "the book had a leather binding"
- The part of a garment that covers the back of your body.
- usage: "they pinned a `kick me' sign on his back"
- A support that you can lean against while sitting.
- usage: "the back of the dental chair was adjustable"
- synonyms: backrest
- American football. ( the position of a player on a football team who is stationed behind the line of scrimmage)
- Be behind; approve of.
- usage: "He plumped for the Labor Party"; "I backed Kennedy in 1960"
- Travel backward.
- usage: "back into the driveway"; "The car backed up and hit the tree"
- Give support or one's approval to.
- usage: "I'll second that motion"; "I can't back this plan"; "endorse a new project"
- Cause to travel backward.
- usage: "back the car into the parking spot"
- Support financial backing for.
- usage: "back this enterprise"
- Be in back of.
- usage: "My garage backs their yard"
- Place a bet on.
- usage: "Which horse are you backing"; "I'm betting on the new horse"
- Shift to a counterclockwise direction.
- usage: "the wind backed"
- Establish as valid or genuine.
- usage: "Can you back up your claims"
- synonyms: back up
- Strengthen by providing with a back or backing.
- Related to or located at the back.
- usage: "the back yard"; "the back entrance"
- Located at or near the back of an animal.
- usage: "back (or hind) legs"; "the hinder part of a carcass"
- Of an earlier date.
- usage: "back issues of the magazine"
- In or to or toward a former location.
- usage: "she went back to her parents' house"
- At or to or toward the back or rear.
- usage: "he moved back"; "tripped when he stepped backward"; "she looked rearward out the window of the car"
- In or to or toward an original condition.
- usage: "he went back to sleep"
- In or to or toward a past time.
- usage: "set the clocks back an hour"; "never look back"; "lovers of the past looking fondly backward"
- synonyms: backward
- In reply.
- usage: "he wrote back three days later"
- In repayment or retaliation.
- usage: "we paid back everything we had borrowed"; "he hit me and I hit him back"; "I was kept in after school for talking back to the teacher"
WordNet 3.0 © 2006 by Princeton University
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