Definition of Back in English :
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Back meaning in English
Meaning of Back in English
Pronunciation of Back in English
Back pronunciation in English
Pronounce Back in Englishsee synonyms of back
1. back, dorsum
the posterior part of a human (or animal) body from the neck to the end of the spine
Example Sentences:'his back was nicely tanned'
2. back, rear
the side that goes last or is not normally seen
Example Sentences:'he wrote the date on the back of the photograph'
3. back, rear
the part of something that is furthest from the normal viewer
Example Sentences:'he stood at the back of the stage''it was hidden in the rear of the store'
(football) a person who plays in the backfield
the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord
Example Sentences:'the fall broke his back'
the protective covering on the front, back, and spine of a book
Example Sentences:'the book had a leather binding'
the part of a garment that covers the back of your body
Example Sentences:'they pinned a kick me' sign on his back'
8. back, backrest
a support that you can lean against while sitting
Example Sentences:'the back of the dental chair was adjustable'
(American football) the position of a player on a football team who is stationed behind the line of scrimmage
be behind; approve of
Example Sentences:'He plumped for the Labor Party''I backed Kennedy in 1960'
Example Sentences:'back into the driveway''The car backed up and hit the tree'
give support or one's approval to
Example Sentences:'I'll second that motion''I can't back this plan''endorse a new project'
cause to travel backward
Example Sentences:'back the car into the parking spot'
support financial backing for
Example Sentences:'back this enterprise'
be in back of
Example Sentences:'My garage backs their yard'
place a bet on
Example Sentences:'Which horse are you backing?''I'm betting on the new horse'
shift to a counterclockwise direction
Example Sentences:'the wind backed'
18. back, back up
establish as valid or genuine
Example Sentences:'Can you back up your claims?'
strengthen by providing with a back or backing
related to or located at the back
Example Sentences:'the back yard''the back entrance'
located at or near the back of an animal
Example Sentences:'back (or hind) legs''the hinder part of a carcass'
of an earlier date
Example Sentences:'back issues of the magazine'
in or to or toward a former location
Example Sentences:'she went back to her parents' house'
at or to or toward the back or rear
Example Sentences:'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
Example Sentences:'he went back to sleep'
26. back, backward
in or to or toward a past time
Example Sentences:'set the clocks back an hour''never look back''lovers of the past looking fondly backward'
Example Sentences:'he wrote back three days later'
in repayment or retaliation
Example Sentences:'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 Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.
Collins English Dictionary. Copyright © HarperCollins Publishers
Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.
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