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, rachis(noun)
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, back(noun)
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)(adj)
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, support(verb)
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, indorse(verb)
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, punt(verb)
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 up(verb)
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, rearwards(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"
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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