Dictionary Results for back


1. back - noun

· the posterior part of a human (or animal) body from the neck to the end of the spine; "his back was nicely tanned"

Synonym(s): dorsum

Hypernym(s): body_part




2. back - noun

· the side that goes last or is not normally seen; "he wrote the date on the back of the photograph"

Synonym(s): rear

Hypernym(s): side




3. 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"

Synonym(s): rear

Hypernym(s): position, place

Antonym(s): front




4. back - noun

· (football) a person who plays in the backfield

Hypernym(s): football_player, footballer




5. back - noun

· the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord; "the fall broke his back"

Synonym(s): spinal_column, vertebral_column, spine, backbone, rachis

Hypernym(s): skeletal_structure




6. back - noun

· the protective covering on the front, back, and spine of a book; "the book had a leather binding"

Synonym(s): binding, book_binding, cover

Hypernym(s): protective_covering, protective_cover, protection




7. back - noun

· the part of a garment that covers the back of your body; "they pinned a `kick me' sign on his back"

Hypernym(s): cloth_covering




8. back - noun

· a support that you can lean against while sitting; "the back of the dental chair was adjustable"

Synonym(s): backrest

Hypernym(s): support




9. back - noun

· (American football) the position of a player on a football team who is stationed behind the line of scrimmage

Hypernym(s): position




10. back - verb

· be behind; approve of; "He plumped for the Labor Party"; "I backed Kennedy in 1960"

Synonym(s): endorse, indorse, plump_for, plunk_for, support

Hypernym(s): approve, O.K., okay, sanction




11. back - verb

· travel backward; "back into the driveway"; "The car backed up and hit the tree"

Hypernym(s): travel, go, move, locomote




12. back - verb

· give support or one's approval to; "I'll second that motion"; "I can't back this plan"; "endorse a new project"

Synonym(s): second, endorse, indorse

Hypernym(s): support, back_up




13. back - verb

· cause to travel backward; "back the car into the parking spot"

Antonym(s): advance




14. back - verb

· support financial backing for; "back this enterprise"

Hypernym(s): finance




15. back - verb

· be in back of; "My garage backs their yard"

Hypernym(s): lie

Antonym(s): front




16. back - verb

· place a bet on; "Which horse are you backing?"; "I'm betting on the new horse"

Synonym(s): bet_on, gage, stake, game, punt

Hypernym(s): bet, wager, play




17. back - verb

· shift to a counterclockwise direction; "the wind backed"

Hypernym(s): switch, change_over, shift

Antonym(s): veer




18. back - verb

· establish as valid or genuine; "Can you back up your claims?"

Synonym(s): back_up

Hypernym(s): confirm, corroborate, sustain, substantiate, support, affirm




19. back - verb

· strengthen by providing with a back or backing

Hypernym(s): strengthen




20. back - adjective

· related to or located at the back; "the back yard"; "the back entrance"

Antonym(s): front




21. back - adjective

· located at or near the back of an animal; "back (or hind) legs"; "the hinder part of a carcass"

Synonym(s): hind, hinder




22. back - adjective

· of an earlier date; "back issues of the magazine"




23. back - adverb

· in or to or toward a former location; "she went back to her parents' house"




24. back - 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"

Synonym(s): backward, backwards, rearward, rearwards

Antonym(s): forward




25. back - adverb

· in or to or toward an original condition; "he went back to sleep"




26. 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"

Synonym(s): backward

Antonym(s): forward, ahead




27. back - adverb

· in reply; "he wrote back three days later"




28. back - 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"





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