HyperDic: back

English > 28 senses of the word back:
NOUNbodyback, dorsumthe posterior part of a human (or animal) body from the neck to the end of the spine
artifactback, rearthe side that goes last or is not normally seen
locationback, rearthe part of something that is furthest from the normal viewer
person back(football) a person who plays in the backfield
bodyback, spinal column, vertebral column, spine, backbone, rachisthe series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord
artifactback, binding, book binding, coverthe protective covering on the front, back, and spine of a book
artifactbackthe part of a garment that covers the back of your body
artifactback, backresta support that you can lean against while sitting
actback(American football) the position of a player on a football team who is stationed behind the line of scrimmage
ADVERBallbackin or to or toward a former location
allback, backward, backwards, rearward, rearwardsat or to or toward the back / back / back or rear
allbackin or to or toward an original condition
allback, backwardin or to or toward a past time
allbackin reply
allbackin repayment or retaliation
ADJECTIVEallbackrelated to or located at the back / back
allback, hind, hinderlocated at or near the back of an animal
allbackof an earlier date
VERBsocialback, endorse, indorse, plump for, plunk for, supportbe behind
motionbacktravel backward
socialback, second, endorse, indorsegive support or one's approval to
motionbackcause to travel backward
possessionbacksupport financial backing for
stativebackbe in back of
competitionback, bet on, gage, stake, game, puntplace a bet on
changebackshift to a counterclockwise direction
changeback, back upestablish as valid or genuine
changebackstrengthen by providing with a back or backing
back > pronunciation
Soundsbae'k
Rhymesaback ... zodiac: 126 rhymes with aek...
English > back: 28 senses > adjective 1
Meaningrelated to or located at the back / back.
Examples
  • "the back yard"
  • "the back entrance"
Narrowerbackmost, hindermost, hindmost, rearmostLocated farthest to the rear
rear, rearwardLocated in or toward the back / back or rear
See alsoaft(nautical, aeronautical) situated at or toward the stern or tail
posteriorLocated at or near or behind a part or near the end of a structure
Oppositefrontrelating to or located in the front
Spanishposterior, trasero
Catalanposterior
English > back: 28 senses > adjective 2
MeaningLocated at or near the back of an animal.
Example"back (or hind) legs"
Synonymshind, hinder
BroaderposteriorLocated at or near or behind a part or near the end of a structure
Spanishposterior, trasero
Catalanposterior
English > back: 28 senses > adjective 3
MeaningOf an earlier date.
Example"back issues of the magazine"
Broadernoncurrentnot current or belonging to the present time
Spanishanticuado
English > back: 28 senses > noun 1, body
MeaningThe posterior part of a human (or animal) body from the neck to the end of the spine.
Example"his back was nicely tanned"
Synonymdorsum
Part oftorso, trunk, bodyThe body excluding the head and neck and limbs
Partslatissimus dorsi, latA broad flat muscle on either side of the back
lumbar vertebraOne of 5 vertebrae in the human vertebral column
saddlePosterior part of the back of a domestic fowl
smallThe slender part of the back
thoracic vertebra, dorsal vertebraOne of 12 vertebrae in the human vertebral column
Broaderbody partAny part of an organism such as an organ or extremity
Spanishdorso, espalda
Catalanesquena
English > back: 28 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningThe side that goes last or is not normally seen.
Example"he wrote the date on the back of the photograph"
Synonymrear
Narrowerstern, after part, quarter, poop, tailThe rear part of a ship
tail, tail assembly, empennageThe rear part of an aircraft
BroadersideAn extended outer surface of an object
OppositefrontThe side that is seen or that goes first
Spanishdorso, envés, fondo, parte de atrás, parte trasera, reverso, revés, trasera
Catalandarrere, dors, part del darrere, revers, revés
Verbsbackbe in back of
English > back: 28 senses > noun 3, location
MeaningThe part of something that is furthest from the normal viewer.
Example"he stood at the back of the stage"
Synonymrear
Broaderposition, placeThe particular portion of space occupied by something
OppositefrontThe part of something that is nearest to the normal viewer
Spanishparte de atrás
Catalanla part del darrere
English > back: 28 senses > noun 4, person
Meaning(football) a person who plays in the backfield.
Categoryfootball, football gameAny of various games / games played with a ball (round or oval) in which two teams try to kick or carry or propel the ball into each other's goal
Narrowerflanker back, flankerA back stationed wide of the scrimmage line
quarterback, signal caller, field general(football) the person who plays quarterback
running back(football) a back on the offensive team (a fullback or halfback) who tries to advance the ball by carrying it on plays from the line of scrimmage
tailback(American football) the person who plays tailback
wingback(football) the person who plays wingback
Broaderfootball player, footballerAn athlete who plays American football
Spanishdefensa
Catalandefensa
English > back: 28 senses > noun 5, body
MeaningThe series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord.
Example"the fall broke his back"
Synonymsspinal column, vertebral column, spine, backbone, rachis
Part ofaxial skeletonThe part of the skeleton that includes the skull and spinal column and sternum and ribs
Partscoccyx, tail boneThe end of the vertebral column in humans and tailless apes
intervertebral disc, intervertebral diskA fibrocartilaginous disc serving as a cushion between all of the vertebrae of the spinal column (except between the first two)
spinal canal, vertebral canal, canalis vertebralisThe canal in successive vertebrae through which the spinal cord passes
vertebraOne of the bony segments of the spinal column
Narrowerchinebackbone of an animal
notochordA flexible rodlike structure that forms the supporting axis of the body in the lowest chordates and lowest vertebrates and in embryos of higher vertebrates
Broaderskeletal structureAny structure created by the skeleton of an organism
Spanishcolumna vertebral, espalda, espina dorsal, espinazo, raquis, rosario
Catalancolumna vertebral, espinada, espina dorsal, esquena, raquis, rosari
English > back: 28 senses > noun 6, artifact
MeaningThe protective covering on the front, back, and spine of a book.
Synonymsbinding, book binding, cover
Part ofbook, volumephysical objects consisting of a number of pages bound together
Narrowerhalf bindingbook binding in which the spine and part of the sides are bound in one material and the rest in another
three-quarter bindingThe spine and much of the sides are a different material from the rest of the cover
Broaderprotective covering, protective cover, protectionA covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury
Spanishcubierta, encuadernación, portada, tapa
Catalanenquadernació, tapa
Verbsbackstrengthen by providing with a back or backing
English > back: 28 senses > noun 7, artifact
MeaningThe part of a garment that covers the back of your body.
Example"they pinned a 'kick me' sign on his back"
Broadercloth coveringA covering made of cloth
Spanishespalda
Catalanesquena
English > back: 28 senses > noun 8, artifact
MeaningA support that you can lean against while sitting.
Example"the back of the dental chair was adjustable"
Synonymbackrest
Part ofcar seatA seat in a car
chairA seat for one person, with a support for the back
NarrowercantleThe back of a saddle seat
ladder-backThe backrest of a chair that consists of two uprights with connecting slats
BroadersupportAny device that bears the weight of another thing
Spanishespaldar, respaldo
Catalanespatller, respatler, respatller
English > back: 28 senses > noun 9, act
Meaning(American football) the position of a player on a football team who is stationed behind the line of scrimmage.
CategoryAmerican football, American football gameA game / game played by two teams of 11 players on a rectangular field 100 yards long
Member ofbackfieldThe offensive football players who line up behind the linemen
secondaryThe defensive football players who line up behind the linemen
Narrowerfullback(American football) the position of a back on a football team
halfback(American football) the position of a back on a football team
linebacker, line backer(American football) the position of a defensive football player who plays close behind the line of scrimmage
quarterback, signal caller, field general(American football) the position of the football player in the backfield who directs the offensive play of his team
tailback(American football) the position of the offensive back on a football team who lines up farthest from the line of scrimmage
wingback(American football) the position of the offensive back who lines up behind or outside the end
Broaderposition(in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player
Spanishdefensa
English > back: 28 senses > adverb 1
MeaningIn or to or toward a former location.
Example"she went back to her parents' house"
Spanishatrás, de vuelta
English > back: 28 senses > adverb 2
MeaningAt or to or toward the back / back / back or rear.
Examples
  • "he moved back"
  • "tripped when he stepped backward"
Synonymsbackward, backwards, rearward, rearwards
Oppositeforward, forwards, frontward, frontwards, forrad, forrardAt or to or toward the front
English > back: 28 senses > adverb 3
MeaningIn or to or toward an original condition.
Example"he went back to sleep"
Spanishatrás
English > back: 28 senses > adverb 4
MeaningIn or to or toward a past time.
Examples
  • "set the clocks back an hour"
  • "never look back"
  • "lovers of the past looking fondly backward"
Synonymbackward
Oppositeahead, forwardToward the future
Spanishatrás
English > back: 28 senses > adverb 5
MeaningIn reply.
Example"he wrote back three days later"
Spanishatrás, como contestación, en respuesta
English > back: 28 senses > adverb 6
MeaningIn repayment or retaliation.
Examples
  • "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"
Spanishde vuelta
English > back: 28 senses > verb 1, social
MeaningBe behind; approve of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Example "I backed Kennedy in 1960"
Synonymsendorse, indorse, plump for, plunk for, support
Narrowerchampion, defendprotect or fight for as a champion
guarantee, warrantStand behind and guarantee the quality, accuracy, or condition of
Broaderapprove, O.K., okay, sanctionGive sanction to
Similar tosecond, back, endorse, indorseGive support or one's approval to
Spanishapoyar, aprobar, respaldar, secundar
Catalanaprovar, donar suport, recolzar, secundar
Nounsbackingthe act of providing approval and support
English > back: 28 senses > verb 2, motion
MeaningTravel backward.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s PP
Examples
  • "back into the driveway"
  • "The car backed up and hit the tree"
Caused bybackCause to travel backward
Narrowerback outMove out of a space backwards
Broadertravel, go, move, locomotechange location
See alsoback outmove out of a space backwards
back up, back off, back downmove backwards from a certain position
Similar tobackCause to travel backward
Spanishsecundar
Catalansecundar
English > back: 28 senses > verb 3, social
MeaningGive support or one's approval to.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example "I can't back this plan"
Synonymssecond, endorse, indorse
Broadersupport, back upGive moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to
Similar toback, endorse, indorse, plump for, plunk for, supportBe behind
Spanishapoyar, aprobar, endosar, respaldar, secundar
Nounsbackingthe act of providing approval and support
English > back: 28 senses > verb 4, motion
MeaningCause to travel backward.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody PP; Somebody ----s something PP
Example"back the car into the parking spot"
Cause tobackTravel backward
Oppositeadvance, bring forwardCause to move forward
Similar tobackTravel backward
Spanishhacer volver
English > back: 28 senses > verb 5, possession
Meaningsupport financial backing for.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelSam and Sue back the movie
Example"back this enterprise"
BroaderfinanceObtain or provide money for
Spanishayudar
Nounsbackerinvests in a theatrical production
backingthe act of providing approval and support
backingfinancial resources provided to make some project possible
English > back: 28 senses > verb 6, stative
MeaningBe in back of.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example"My garage backs their yard"
BroaderlieBe located or situated somewhere
Oppositefront, look, faceBe oriented in a certain direction, often with respect to another reference point
Nounsbackthe side that goes last or is not normally seen
English > back: 28 senses > verb 7, competition
Meaningplace a bet on.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s on something
Example"Which horse are you backing?"
Synonymsbet on, gage, stake, game, punt
Narroweranteplace one's stake
parlay, double upstake winnings from one bet on a subsequent wager
Broaderbet, wager, playstake on the outcome of an issue
Spanisharriesgar, aventurar, invertir
Catalanjoc
English > back: 28 senses > verb 8, change
Meaningshift to a counterclockwise direction.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"the wind backed"
Broaderswitch, change over, shiftmake a shift in or exchange of
Oppositeveershift to a clockwise direction
English > back: 28 senses > verb 9, change
MeaningEstablish as valid or genuine.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"Can you back up your claims?"
Synonymback up
Broaderconfirm, corroborate, sustain, substantiate, support, affirmEstablish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts
English > back: 28 senses > verb 10, change
Meaningstrengthen by providing with a back or backing.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broaderstrengthengain strength
Nounsbackthe protective covering on the front, back, and spine of a book
backingsomething forming a back that is added for strengthening

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