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Synonyms for spine
spaɪnspine

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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, sand, thorn, spinal column, keystone, spur, linchpin, back, backbone, rear, acantha, gumption, anchor, rachis, moxie, guts, vertebral column

  2. spur, spine, acanthanoun

    any sharply pointed projection

    Synonyms:
    gad, prod, sticker, spikelet, goading, urging, prickle, pricker, thorn, spurring, spinal column, spur, back, branch line, backbone, acantha, spur track, rachis, prodding, goad, vertebral column

  3. spine, thorn, prickle, pricker, sticker, spikeletnoun

    a small sharp-pointed tip resembling a spike on a stem or leaf

    Synonyms:
    irritant, sticker, spikelet, stumper, prickle, pricker, bradawl, paster, thorn, gummed label, spinal column, spur, back, poser, backbone, acantha, toughie, rachis, dagger, 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, prickle, pricker, grit, sand, thorn, spinal column, keystone, spur, linchpin, back, backbone, acantha, gumption, anchor, rachis, moxie, guts, vertebral column

  5. spinenoun

    a sharp rigid animal process or appendage; as a porcupine quill or a ridge on a bone or a ray of a fish fin

    Synonyms:
    back, sticker, spikelet, acantha, backbone, spinal column, vertebral column, prickle, thorn, pricker, spur, rachis

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. spinenoun

    Synonyms:
    thorn

  2. spinenoun

    Synonyms:
    backbone, spinal column, vertebral column

  3. spinenoun

    Synonyms:
    shin, forepart of the leg

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. spinenoun

    Synonyms:
    backbone, spinal column, rachis, chine

    Associated words:
    vertebrata, invertebrata, vertebra, vertebrate, cyrtosis, chiropractic, chiropractor, spondyle, coccyx, rickets, ependyma, ependymis

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "spine":

    rachis, backbone, thorn, column, spina, vertebrae, vertebrate

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. Spine

    Synonyms:
    National Spine, NHS Care Record Service (NHS CRS) Spine, NHS Spine, The Spine

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#81007spurring
#109205gumption
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#190974lynchpin
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How to use spine in a sentence?

  1. Captain Dave Bender:

    [ It ] gets about 75 feet from the boat, it’s very obvious, we see just the head, the spine and the tail, and the tiger shark swimming right to the boat, so that thing came in … it was like that old cartoon, when the cat gets the fish and [ strips it clean ].

  2. Michael Breus:

    That curvature of your spine is actually going cause direct pressure on the lower part of your vertebrae, over the course of time, it can cause low back pain.

  3. Jo Gilchrist:

    I’m so lucky it went to my spine … if it went to my brain, I would have died, and if it went to my limbs they would have been amputated.

  4. The FWC:

    Warsaw are characterized by an elongated second dorsal spine, they're the only grouper with 10 dorsal spines ; all others have 11. Although adults usually occur in depths of 180-1700 ft, juveniles are occasionally seen around jetties and shallow-water reefs in the northern Gulf.

  5. Randy Shelerud:

    The main advantage is that there is direct support on the mid-cervical spine with these pillows, which allows less pressure on the cervical facets in the mid spine. The airline seats force one’s head into a bit of flexion not allowing the cervical spinal musculature [ basically all muscles running along the spine ] the ability to completely relax.


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