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Synonyms for spine

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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"

    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

    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

    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"

    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

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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. spinenoun


  2. spinenoun

    backbone, spinal column, vertebral column

  3. spinenoun

    shin, forepart of the leg

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. spinenoun

    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

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

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How to use spine in a sentence?

  1. Amit Ray:

    There are five Kundalini Circuits in the body. However, dark kundalini circuit which is associated with the 7 chakras in the spine can damage your nervous system. However, the Green Kundalini Circuit which is associated with 114 chakras in the body can bring ultimate bliss, peace, healing and harmony to the body.

  2. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    The best lightning rod for your protection is your own spine.

  3. Shah Asad Rizvi:

    Night or day, who cares about the time? Feel the adrenaline rushing down the spine. Take a little chance, for it is the time to dance

  4. Faheem Mujahid:

    If that’s not happening, all the pressure will hit the spine, which is a big no-no, when the transverse abs are engaged properly, it automatically engages the thoracic lumbar fascia [muscle in the lower spine] at the same time, which offers spine protection.

  5. Kee Kim:

    If you have strong muscles surrounding the spine, both in the front and the back of the body, that helps lower the stress on your back.

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