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Synonyms for backbone
ˈbækˌboʊnback·bone

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Wiktionary0.0 / 0 votes

  1. backbonenoun

    Synonyms:
    spinal column, vertebral column, spine

  2. backbonenoun

    The series of vertebrae, separated by disks, that encloses and protects the spinal cord, and runs down the middle of the back in vertebrate animals.

    Synonyms:
    vertebral column, spinal column, spine

  3. backbonenoun

    any fundamental support, structure, or infrastructure

    Before automobiles, railroads were a backbone of commerce.

    Synonyms:
    spine, spinal column, vertebral column

  4. backbonenoun

    courage, fortitude, or strength

    He would make a good manager, if he had a little more backbone.

    Synonyms:
    spine, spinal column, vertebral column

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. anchor, mainstay, keystone, backbone, linchpin, lynchpinnoun

    a central cohesive source of support and stability

    "faith is his anchor"; "the keystone of campaign reform was the ban on soft money"; "he is the linchpin of this firm"

    Synonyms:
    anchorman, key, linchpin, ground tackle, lynchpin, rachis, headstone, grit, sand, anchorperson, spinal column, keystone, guts, back, pillar, spine, anchor, mainstay, moxie, gumption, vertebral column

  2. backbone, grit, guts, moxie, sand, gumptionnoun

    fortitude and determination

    "he didn't have the guts to try it"

    Synonyms:
    mainstay, good sense, lynchpin, grit, mother wit, spine, sand, gritrock, horse sense, gritstone, spinal column, keystone, common sense, linchpin, back, gumption, anchor, rachis, moxie, guts, vertebral column, sense

  3. 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, back, rear, acantha, gumption, anchor, rachis, moxie, guts, vertebral column

  4. spine, backbonenoun

    the part of a book's cover that encloses the inner side of the book's pages and that faces outward when the book is shelved

    "the title and author were printed on the spine of the book"

    Synonyms:
    sticker, spikelet, mainstay, lynchpin, spine, prickle, pricker, grit, sand, thorn, spinal column, keystone, spur, linchpin, back, acantha, gumption, anchor, rachis, moxie, guts, vertebral column

  5. backbonenoun

    the part of a network that connects other networks together

    "the backbone is the part of a communication network that carries the heaviest traffic"

    Synonyms:
    gumption, back, moxie, grit, spinal column, guts, sand, lynchpin, spine, linchpin, vertebral column, anchor, keystone, mainstay, rachis

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. backbonenoun

    Synonyms:
    spine, spinal column, vertebral column

  2. backbonenoun

    Synonyms:
    firmness, nerve, resolution, courage, pluck, hardihood, manhood

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. backbonenoun

    Synonyms:
    spine, spinal column, rachis, chine

    Associated words:
    vertebræ, vertebrata, vertebra, vertebral spinal, spine

  2. backbonenoun

    Synonyms:
    moral principle, steadfastness, stability, firmness, stamina

Nicknames0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of known nicknames for "Backbone":

    Jamahr Williams, Williams, Jamahr

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD0.0 / 0 votes

  1. backbone

    Synonyms:
    Vertebral column, columna vertebralis [NA6]

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How to use backbone in a sentence?

  1. Scott Walker:

    There's serious work to be done rather than pomp and circumstance. We need to see some backbone from President Obama on U.S.-China relations.

  2. Peter Christian:

    They were really the backbone of our aviation safety program, this is a tragic loss for us. Not only were they our colleagues, they were also our friends.

  3. Barbara Kaprielian:

    They’ve been in my corner times when I didn’t think I’d be in this position, they are the backbone of who I am.

  4. Mike McCaul:

    This balloon, by the way, had a lot of American parts in it. We know that the hypersonic missile that went around the world with precision was built on the backbone of American technology.

  5. Clementine Paddleford:

    Never grow a wishbone where your backbone ought to be.


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