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back - Dictionary definition and meaning for word back

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(noun) the posterior part of a human (or animal) body from the neck to the end of the spine
Synonyms : dorsum
Example Sentence
  • his back was nicely tanned

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(noun) the side that goes last or is not normally seen
Synonyms : rear
Example Sentence
  • he wrote the date on the back of the photograph

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(noun) the part of something that is furthest from the normal viewer
Synonyms : rear
Example Sentence
  • he stood at the back of the stage
  • it was hidden in the rear of the store

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(noun) (football) a person who plays in the backfield
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(noun) the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord
Example Sentence
  • the fall broke his back

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(noun) the protective covering on the front, back, and spine of a book
Synonyms : binding , book binding , cover
Example Sentence
  • the book had a leather binding

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(noun) the part of a garment that covers the back of your body
Example Sentence
  • they pinned a `kick me' sign on his back

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(noun) a support that you can lean against while sitting
Synonyms : backrest
Example Sentence
  • the back of the dental chair was adjustable

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(noun) (American football) the position of a player on a football team who is stationed behind the line of scrimmage
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(verb) be behind; approve of
Example Sentence
  • He plumped for the Labor Party
  • I backed Kennedy in 1960

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(verb) travel backward
Example Sentence
  • back into the driveway
  • The car backed up and hit the tree

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(verb) give support or one's approval to
Synonyms : endorse , indorse , second
Example Sentence
  • I'll second that motion
  • I can't back this plan
  • endorse a new project

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(verb) cause to travel backward
Example Sentence
  • back the car into the parking spot

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(verb) support financial backing for
Example Sentence
  • back this enterprise

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(verb) be in back of
Example Sentence
  • My garage backs their yard

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(verb) place a bet on
Synonyms : bet on , gage , game , punt , stake
Example Sentence
  • Which horse are you backing?
  • I'm betting on the new horse

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(verb) shift to a counterclockwise direction
Example Sentence
  • the wind backed

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(verb) establish as valid or genuine
Synonyms : back up
Example Sentence
  • Can you back up your claims?

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(verb) strengthen by providing with a back or backing
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(adj) related to or located at the back
Example Sentence
  • the back yard
  • the back entrance

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(adj) located at or near the back of an animal
Synonyms : hind , hinder
Example Sentence
  • back (or hind) legs
  • the hinder part of a carcass

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(adj) of an earlier date
Example Sentence
  • back issues of the magazine

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(adv) in or to or toward a former location
Example Sentence
  • she went back to her parents' house

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(adv) at or to or toward the back or rear
Example Sentence
  • he moved back
  • tripped when he stepped backward
  • she looked rearward out the window of the car

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(adv) in or to or toward an original condition
Example Sentence
  • he went back to sleep

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(adv) in or to or toward a past time
Synonyms : backward
Example Sentence
  • set the clocks back an hour
  • never look back
  • lovers of the past looking fondly backward

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(adv) in reply
Example Sentence
  • he wrote back three days later

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(adv) in repayment or retaliation
Example Sentence
  • 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

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