Definitions for back

Definitions for (noun) back

Main entry: back

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

Main entry: back, backrest

Definition: a support that you can lean against while sitting

Usage: the back of the dental chair was adjustable

Main entry: back

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

Usage: they pinned a `kick me' sign on his back

Main entry: binding, back, book binding, cover

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

Usage: the book had a leather binding

Main entry: rear, back

Definition: the side that goes last or is not normally seen

Usage: he wrote the date on the back of the photograph

Main entry: back, dorsum

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

Usage: his back was nicely tanned

Main entry: back, backbone, vertebral column, spinal column, spine, rachis

Definition: the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord

Usage: the fall broke his back

Main entry: rear, back

Definition: the part of something that is furthest from the normal viewer

Usage: he stood at the back of the stage; it was hidden in the rear of the store

Main entry: back

Definition: (football) a person who plays in the backfield

Definitions for (verb) back

Main entry: back

Definition: strengthen by providing with a back or backing

Main entry: back, back up

Definition: establish as valid or genuine

Usage: Can you back up your claims?

Main entry: back

Definition: shift to a counterclockwise direction

Usage: the wind backed

Main entry: punt, stake, gage, game, back, bet on

Definition: place a bet on

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

Main entry: back

Definition: travel backward

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

Main entry: back

Definition: cause to travel backward

Usage: back the car into the parking spot

Main entry: back

Definition: support financial backing for

Usage: back this enterprise

Main entry: plump for, plunk for, endorse, indorse, back, support

Definition: be behind; approve of

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

Main entry: indorse, second, endorse, back

Definition: give support or one's approval to

Usage: I'll second that motion; I can't back this plan; endorse a new project

Main entry: back

Definition: be in back of

Usage: My garage backs their yard

Definitions for (adj) back

Main entry: back, hind, hinder

Definition: located at or near the back of an animal

Usage: back (or hind) legs; the hinder part of a carcass

Main entry: back

Definition: related to or located at the back

Usage: the back yard; the back entrance

Main entry: back

Definition: of an earlier date

Usage: back issues of the magazine

Definitions for (adv) back

Main entry: back, backward

Definition: in or to or toward a past time

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

Main entry: backward, backwards, back, rearward, rearwards

Definition: at or to or toward the back or rear

Usage: he moved back; tripped when he stepped backward; she looked rearward out the window of the car

Main entry: back

Definition: in repayment or retaliation

Usage: 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

Main entry: back

Definition: in or to or toward a former location

Usage: she went back to her parents' house

Main entry: back

Definition: in or to or toward an original condition

Usage: he went back to sleep

Main entry: back

Definition: in reply

Usage: he wrote back three days later

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