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Synonyms for back
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Wiktionary

  1. backnoun

    To go in the reverse direction.

    The train backed into the station.

    Synonyms:
    backside, rear

    Antonyms:
    front

  2. backverb

    Synonyms:
    reverse

    Antonyms:
    front

  3. backadjective

    Antonyms:
    veer

  4. backadjective

    The spine and associated tissues.

    I back you all the way.

    Synonyms:
    previous, former

    Antonyms:
    current

  5. backverb

    to change direction contrary to its normal pattern (anticlockwise in the northern hemisphere, clockwise in the southern)

    Fear held him back.

    Synonyms:
    remote

    Antonyms:
    main

  6. backnoun

    That which is farthest away from the front.

    He sat in the back of the room.

    Antonyms:
    front

Princeton's WordNet

  1. back, dorsumnoun

    the posterior part of a human (or animal) body from the neck to the end of the spine

    "his back was nicely tanned"

    Synonyms:
    cover, dorsum, rear, spine, backbone, spinal column, vertebral column, binding, backrest, rachis, book binding

    Antonyms:
    front, anterior, current, look, advance, face, bring forward, veer, forward, ahead

  2. rear, backnoun

    the side that goes last or is not normally seen

    "he wrote the date on the back of the photograph"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    front, anterior, current, face, bring forward, veer, look, advance, ahead, forward

  3. back, rearnoun

    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"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    front, anterior, current, veer, look, advance, face, bring forward, forward, ahead

  4. backnoun

    (football) a person who plays in the backfield

    Synonyms:
    cover, dorsum, rear, spine, backbone, spinal column, vertebral column, binding, backrest, rachis, book binding

    Antonyms:
    front, current, anterior, bring forward, advance, face, veer, look, ahead, forward

  5. 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"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    front, anterior, current, bring forward, look, face, veer, advance, ahead, forward

  6. binding, book binding, cover, backnoun

    the protective covering on the front, back, and spine of a book

    "the book had a leather binding"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    front, anterior, current, face, look, bring forward, advance, veer, forward, ahead

  7. backnoun

    the part of a garment that covers the back of your body

    "they pinned a `kick me' sign on his back"

    Synonyms:
    cover, dorsum, rear, spine, backbone, spinal column, vertebral column, binding, backrest, rachis, book binding

    Antonyms:
    front, anterior, current, veer, bring forward, advance, look, face, ahead, forward

  8. back, backrestnoun

    a support that you can lean against while sitting

    "the back of the dental chair was adjustable"

    Synonyms:
    cover, dorsum, rear, spine, backbone, spinal column, vertebral column, binding, backrest, rachis, book binding

    Antonyms:
    front, anterior, current, face, bring forward, advance, veer, look, forward, ahead

  9. backadjective

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

    Synonyms:
    cover, dorsum, rear, spine, backbone, spinal column, vertebral column, binding, backrest, rachis, book binding

    Antonyms:
    front, anterior, current, bring forward, veer, advance, look, face, forward, ahead

  10. back(a)adjective

    related to or located at the back

    "the back yard"; "the back entrance"

    Antonyms:
    front, anterior, current, bring forward, look, face, veer, advance, forward, ahead

  11. 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"

    Antonyms:
    front, anterior, current, bring forward, face, veer, advance, look, ahead, forward

  12. back(a)verb

    of an earlier date

    "back issues of the magazine"

    Antonyms:
    front, anterior, current, look, advance, face, veer, bring forward, forward, ahead

  13. back, endorse, indorse, plump for, plunk for, supportverb

    be behind; approve of

    "He plumped for the Labor Party"; "I backed Kennedy in 1960"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    front, anterior, current, bring forward, face, advance, veer, look, forward, ahead

  14. backverb

    travel backward

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

    Synonyms:
    indorse, support, gage, bet on, second, back up, plunk for, plump for, stake, game, punt, endorse

    Antonyms:
    front, anterior, current, look, bring forward, face, veer, advance, ahead, forward

  15. 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"

    Synonyms:
    indorse, support, gage, plunk for, second, back up, plump for, certify, stake, bet on, game, punt, endorse

    Antonyms:
    front, anterior, current, bring forward, face, veer, look, advance, ahead, forward

  16. backverb

    cause to travel backward

    "back the car into the parking spot"

    Synonyms:
    indorse, support, gage, bet on, second, back up, plunk for, plump for, stake, game, punt, endorse

    Antonyms:
    front, anterior, current, bring forward, face, advance, look, veer, ahead, forward

  17. backverb

    support financial backing for

    "back this enterprise"

    Synonyms:
    indorse, support, gage, bet on, second, back up, plunk for, plump for, stake, game, punt, endorse

    Antonyms:
    front, current, anterior, bring forward, look, veer, advance, face, ahead, forward

  18. backverb

    be in back of

    "My garage backs their yard"

    Synonyms:
    indorse, support, gage, bet on, second, back up, plunk for, plump for, stake, game, punt, endorse

    Antonyms:
    front, anterior, current, bring forward, look, face, advance, veer, ahead, forward

  19. bet on, back, gage, stake, game, puntverb

    place a bet on

    "Which horse are you backing?"; "I'm betting on the new horse"

    Synonyms:
    second, bet on, gage, adventure, plump for, impale, support, pole, plunk for, game, post, hazard, venture, indorse, stake, jeopardize, punt, endorse, back up

    Antonyms:
    front, anterior, current, veer, advance, bring forward, face, look, forward, ahead

  20. backverb

    shift to a counterclockwise direction

    "the wind backed"

    Synonyms:
    indorse, support, gage, bet on, second, back up, plunk for, plump for, stake, game, punt, endorse

    Antonyms:
    front, anterior, current, advance, bring forward, face, look, veer, forward, ahead

  21. back, back upverb

    establish as valid or genuine

    "Can you back up your claims?"

    Synonyms:
    second, bet on, gage, foul, clog up, plump for, support, congest, back off, plunk for, game, choke off, indorse, stake, choke, clog, punt, endorse, back up, back down

    Antonyms:
    front, current, anterior, face, look, advance, bring forward, veer, forward, ahead

  22. backadverb

    strengthen by providing with a back or backing

    Synonyms:
    indorse, support, gage, bet on, second, back up, plunk for, plump for, stake, game, punt, endorse

    Antonyms:
    front, anterior, current, face, veer, bring forward, advance, look, forward, ahead

  23. backadverb

    in or to or toward a former location

    "she went back to her parents' house"

    Synonyms:
    backwards, rearwards, backward, rearward

    Antonyms:
    front, current, anterior, advance, bring forward, look, face, veer, forward, ahead

  24. 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"

    Synonyms:
    backwards, rearwards, backward, rearward

    Antonyms:
    front, current, anterior, veer, face, advance, bring forward, look, forward, ahead

  25. backadverb

    in or to or toward an original condition

    "he went back to sleep"

    Synonyms:
    backwards, rearwards, backward, rearward

    Antonyms:
    front, anterior, current, veer, look, bring forward, face, advance, ahead, forward

  26. back, backwardadverb

    in or to or toward a past time

    "set the clocks back an hour"; "never look back"; "lovers of the past looking fondly backward"

    Synonyms:
    backwards, rearwards, backward, rearward

    Antonyms:
    front, anterior, current, bring forward, veer, face, look, advance, ahead, forward

  27. backadverb

    in reply

    "he wrote back three days later"

    Synonyms:
    backwards, rearwards, backward, rearward

    Antonyms:
    front, current, anterior, bring forward, veer, face, advance, look, ahead, forward

  28. backadverb

    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"

    Synonyms:
    backwards, rearwards, backward, rearward

    Antonyms:
    front, current, anterior, advance, look, bring forward, veer, face, forward, ahead

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. backnoun

    Synonyms:
    upper part, outer part

  2. backnoun

    Synonyms:
    hinder part

  3. backadjective

    Synonyms:
    remote

  4. backadjective

    Synonyms:
    hindmost, in the rear

  5. backadjective

    Synonyms:
    in a backward direction

  6. backadjective

    Synonyms:
    to the place of starting

  7. backadjective

    Synonyms:
    backward, rearward, abaft, in the rear, towards what is behind

  8. backadjective

    Synonyms:
    in return, in recompense

  9. backverb

    Synonyms:
    assist, aid, second, support, countenance, favor, sustain, abet, side with, stand by, take part with, give support to, co-operate with, back up

  10. backverb

    Synonyms:
    move backward

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How to use back in a sentence?

  1. Kji Am Silu:

    We cannot go back without international protection, we will never be safe.

  2. Peter Burling:

    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.

  3. Mike Gallagher:

    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.

  4. Emanuela Orlandi:

    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.

  5. David Greenberg:

    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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