To go in the reverse direction.
The train backed into the station.
The spine and associated tissues.
I back you all the way.
to change direction contrary to its normal pattern (anticlockwise in the northern hemisphere, clockwise in the southern)
Fear held him back.
That which is farthest away from the front.
He sat in the back of the room.
the posterior part of a human (or animal) body from the neck to the end of the spine
"his back was nicely tanned"
the side that goes last or is not normally seen
"he wrote the date on the back of the photograph"
fanny, binding, tail, seat, backrest, butt, dorsum, rear end, can, nates, vertebral column, fundament, posterior, buttocks, behind, stern, bottom, backside, bum, rachis, spinal column, buns, hindquarters, tail end, derriere, tooshie, spine, hind end, book binding, rump, keister, ass, prat, arse, back end, cover, rear, tush, backbone
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"
fanny, binding, tail, seat, backrest, butt, rachis, can, fundament, nates, vertebral column, rear end, posterior, buttocks, spine, stern, bottom, backside, bum, spinal column, buns, hindquarters, tail end, derriere, tooshie, dorsum, hind end, book binding, rump, keister, ass, prat, arse, back end, cover, rear, tush, backbone, behind
(football) a person who plays in the backfield
spinal column, vertebral column, spine, backbone, back, rachisnoun
the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord
"the fall broke his back"
dorsum, cover, sticker, spikelet, mainstay, backrest, lynchpin, binding, grit, prickle, book binding, pricker, spine, sand, thorn, spinal column, keystone, spur, linchpin, backbone, rear, acantha, gumption, anchor, rachis, moxie, guts, vertebral column
binding, book binding, cover, backnoun
the protective covering on the front, back, and spine of a book
"the book had a leather binding"
dressing, blanket, screen, covering, cover version, spinal column, rear, binding, rachis, covert, covering fire, spine, natural covering, cover song, screening, bandaging, concealment, top, masking, cover charge, backbone, backrest, cover, dorsum, ski binding, book binding, vertebral column
the part of a garment that covers the back of your body
"they pinned a `kick me' sign on his back"
a support that you can lean against while sitting
"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
related to or located at the back
"the back yard"; "the back entrance"
back(a), hind(a), hinder(a)adjective
located at or near the back of an animal
"back (or hind) legs"; "the hinder part of a carcass"
of an earlier date
"back issues of the magazine"
back, endorse, indorse, plump for, plunk for, supportverb
be behind; approve of
"He plumped for the Labor Party"; "I backed Kennedy in 1960"
stake, digest, abide, tolerate, bear, support, plunk for, hold up, endure, stick out, second, fend for, patronise, back up, keep going, certify, corroborate, endorse, stomach, defend, confirm, bear out, stand, affirm, game, brook, indorse, subscribe, suffer, bet on, sustain, patronize, underpin, gage, substantiate, hold, plump for, patronage, put up, punt
"back into the driveway"; "The car backed up and hit the tree"
second, back, endorse, indorseverb
give support or one's approval to
"I'll second that motion"; "I can't back this plan"; "endorse a new project"
cause to travel backward
"back the car into the parking spot"
support financial backing for
"back this enterprise"
be in back of
"My garage backs their yard"
bet on, back, gage, stake, game, puntverb
place a bet on
"Which horse are you backing?"; "I'm betting on the new horse"
shift to a counterclockwise direction
"the wind backed"
back, back upverb
establish as valid or genuine
"Can you back up your claims?"
strengthen by providing with a back or backing
in or to or toward a former location
"she went back to her parents' house"
back, backward, backwards, rearward, rearwardsadverb
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"
in or to or toward an original condition
"he went back to sleep"
in or to or toward a past time
"set the clocks back an hour"; "never look back"; "lovers of the past looking fondly backward"
"he wrote back three days later"
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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in a backward direction
to the place of starting
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How to use back in a sentence?
We cannot go back without international protection, we will never be safe.
It has been incredibly helpful in what I'm doing in knowing and understanding what the engineers and designers are talking about, hopefully I will get back at some stage to finish it, but... sailing you can have a pretty long career.
There's more air defense weapons we can give them. We're talking about transferring the Switchblade 300 system, i think we still do a ton in order to give him what he needs to make this extremely difficult for the Russians and force them to back down, even if we don't go so far as to impose a no-fly zone.
The Vatican doesn't want this out and doesn't want to be seen in this way, but finally I feel like they have taken a step back and we have moved a step forward.
The focus started to shift back to being capable of using the automation as an assist to reduce workload in the right circumstance, but being capable also of taking over and flying the old way, in Asia, it's very normal to rely, in my view, excessively on automation.
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