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    back - Dictionary definition and meaning for word back

    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (noun) (football) a person who plays in the backfield Definition
    (noun) the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord
    Example Sentence
    • the fall broke his back
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (noun) the part of a garment that covers the back of your body
    Example Sentence
    • they pinned a `kick me' sign on his back
    Definition
    (noun) a support that you can lean against while sitting
    Synonyms : backrest
    Example Sentence
    • the back of the dental chair was adjustable
    Definition
    (noun) (American football) the position of a player on a football team who is stationed behind the line of scrimmage Definition
    (verb) be behind; approve of
    Example Sentence
    • He plumped for the Labor Party
    • I backed Kennedy in 1960
    Definition
    (verb) travel backward
    Example Sentence
    • back into the driveway
    • The car backed up and hit the tree
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (verb) cause to travel backward
    Example Sentence
    • back the car into the parking spot
    Definition
    (verb) support financial backing for
    Example Sentence
    • back this enterprise
    Definition
    (verb) be in back of
    Example Sentence
    • My garage backs their yard
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (verb) shift to a counterclockwise direction
    Example Sentence
    • the wind backed
    Definition
    (verb) establish as valid or genuine
    Synonyms : back up
    Example Sentence
    • Can you back up your claims?
    Definition
    (verb) strengthen by providing with a back or backing Definition
    (adj) related to or located at the back
    Example Sentence
    • the back yard
    • the back entrance
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (adj) of an earlier date
    Example Sentence
    • back issues of the magazine
    Definition
    (adv) in or to or toward a former location
    Example Sentence
    • she went back to her parents' house
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (adv) in or to or toward an original condition
    Example Sentence
    • he went back to sleep
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (adv) in reply
    Example Sentence
    • he wrote back three days later
    Definition
    (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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