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Definitions for back

  • adverb - in or to or toward a past time; "set the clocks back an hour"; "never look back"; "lovers of the past looking fondly backward"
  • adverb - at or to or toward the back or rear; "he moved back"; "tripped when he stepped backward"; "she looked rearward out the window of the car"
  • adverb - in repayment or retaliation; "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"
  • adverb - in or to or toward a former location; "she went back to her parents' house"
  • adverb - in or to or toward an original condition; "he went back to sleep"
  • adverb - in reply; "he wrote back three days later"
  • adjective - located at or near the back of an animal; "back (or hind) legs"; "the hinder part of a carcass"
  • verb - strengthen by providing with a back or backing
  • adjective - related to or located at the back; "the back yard"; "the back entrance"
  • verb - establish as valid or genuine; "Can you back up your claims?"
  • verb - shift to a counterclockwise direction; "the wind backed"
  • adjective - of an earlier date; "back issues of the magazine"
  • noun - (American football) the position of a player on a football team who is stationed behind the line of scrimmage
  • verb - place a bet on; "Which horse are you backing?"; "I'm betting on the new horse"
  • verb - travel backward; "back into the driveway"; "The car backed up and hit the tree"
  • verb - cause to travel backward; "back the car into the parking spot"
  • verb - support financial backing for; "back this enterprise"
  • verb - be behind; approve of; "He plumped for the Labor Party"; "I backed Kennedy in 1960"
  • verb - give support or one's approval to; "I'll second that motion"; "I can't back this plan"; "endorse a new project"
  • verb - be in back of; "My garage backs their yard"
  • noun - a support that you can lean against while sitting; "the back of the dental chair was adjustable"
  • noun - the part of a garment that covers the back of your body; "they pinned a `kick me' sign on his back"
  • noun - the protective covering on the front
  • noun - the side that goes last or is not normally seen; "he wrote the date on the back of the photograph"
  • noun - the posterior part of a human (or animal) body from the neck to the end of the spine; "his back was nicely tanned"
  • noun - the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord; "the fall broke his back"
  • noun - the part of something that is furthest from the normal viewer; "he stood at the back of the stage"; "it was hidden in the rear of the store"
  • noun - (football) a person who plays in the backfield
  • Pronounciation of back

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    Synonyms for back

    hind hinder rearward rearwards backward backwards backrest rear spine binding dorsum backbone book binding spinal column rachis cover vertebral column back up game plump for bet on punt plunk for gage endorse support stake indorse second

    Antonyms for back

    front ahead veer advance

    Holonyms for back

    backfield secondary

    Hypernyms for back

    position protective covering body part footballer protective cover skeletal structure protection place cloth covering side football player corroborate affirm travel finance sanction sustain switch bet go approve back up strengthen substantiate change over wager move O.K. lie confirm support shift play locomote okay

    Hyponyms for back

    quarterback halfback ladder-back after part tail assembly flanker back signal caller tailback half binding quarter empennage flanker linebacker field general wingback three-quarter binding poop notochord running back line backer fullback cantle stern tail chine parlay warrant double up champion back out defend ante guarantee

    Meronyms for back

    No meronyms found for back.

    Sounds like back

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