Synonyms for back

Synonyms for (noun) back

Synonyms: back

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

Similar words: position

Definition: (in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player

Usage: what position does he play?


Synonyms: back, backrest

Definition: a support that you can lean against while sitting

Usage: the back of the dental chair was adjustable

Similar words: support

Definition: any device that bears the weight of another thing

Usage: there was no place to attach supports for a shelf


Synonyms: back

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

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

Similar words: cloth covering

Definition: a covering made of cloth


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: protection, protective cover, protective covering

Definition: a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury

Usage: they had no protection from the fallout; wax provided protection for the floors


Synonyms: rear, back

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

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

Similar words: side

Definition: an extended outer surface of an object

Usage: he turned the box over to examine the bottom side; they painted all four sides of the house


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: body part

Definition: any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: skeletal structure

Definition: any structure created by the skeleton of an organism


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: position, place

Definition: the particular portion of space occupied by something

Usage: he put the lamp back in its place


Synonyms: back

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

Similar words: football player, footballer

Definition: an athlete who plays American football

Synonyms for (verb) back

Synonyms: back

Definition: strengthen by providing with a back or backing

Similar words: strengthen

Definition: gain strength

Usage: His body strengthened


Synonyms: back, back up

Definition: establish as valid or genuine

Usage: Can you back up your claims?

Similar words: affirm, substantiate, support, sustain, corroborate, confirm

Definition: establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts

Usage: his story confirmed my doubts; The evidence supports the defendant


Synonyms: back

Definition: shift to a counterclockwise direction

Usage: the wind backed

Similar words: change over, shift, switch

Definition: make a shift in or exchange of

Usage: First Joe led; then we switched


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: play, bet, wager

Definition: stake on the outcome of an issue

Usage: I bet $100 on that new horse; She played all her money on the dark horse


Synonyms: back

Definition: travel backward

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

Similar words: go, locomote, travel, move

Definition: change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

Usage: How fast does your new car go?; We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus; The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect; The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell; news travelled fast


Synonyms: back

Definition: support financial backing for

Usage: back this enterprise

Similar words: finance

Definition: obtain or provide money for

Usage: Can we finance the addition to our home?


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: sanction, O.K., okay, approve

Definition: give sanction to

Usage: I approve of his educational policies


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: back up, support

Definition: give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to

Usage: She supported him during the illness; Her children always backed her up


Synonyms: back

Definition: be in back of

Usage: My garage backs their yard

Similar words: lie

Definition: be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position

Synonyms for (adjective) back

Synonyms: back, hind, hinder

Definition: located at or near the back of an animal

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

Similar words: posterior

Definition: located at or near or behind a part or near the end of a structure


Synonyms: back

Definition: related to or located at the back

Usage: the back yard; the back entrance

Similar words: backmost, rearmost, hindermost, hindmost

Definition: located farthest to the rear


Similar words: rear, rearward

Definition: located in or toward the back or rear

Usage: the chair's rear legs; the rear door of the plane; on the rearward side


Synonyms: back

Definition: of an earlier date

Usage: back issues of the magazine

Similar words: noncurrent

Definition: not current or belonging to the present time