HyperDic: backbone

English > 5 senses of the word backbone:
NOUNcognitionbackbone, anchor, mainstay, keystone, linchpin, lynchpina central cohesive source of support and stability
attributebackbone, grit, guts, moxie, sand, gumptionfortitude and determination
bodybackbone, spinal column, vertebral column, spine, back, rachisthe series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord
artifactbackbone, spinethe 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
artifactbackbonethe part of a network / network that connects other networks / networks together
backbone > pronunciation
Soundsbae'kbow.n
Rhymesacetone ... zone: 126 rhymes with own...
English > backbone: 5 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningA central cohesive source of support and stability.
Synonymsanchor, mainstay, keystone, linchpin, lynchpin
BroadersupportSomething providing immaterial assistance to a person or cause or interest
Spanishpilar, puntal
Catalanàncora
English > backbone: 5 senses > noun 2, attribute
Meaningfortitude and determination.
Synonymsgrit, guts, moxie, sand, gumption
Broaderfortitudestrength of mind that enables one to endure adversity with courage
Usage ofcolloquialismA colloquial expression
Spanishagallas, cojones, coraje, discernimiento, huevos, moxie, nervio, sangre fría, valor
Catalancollons, coratge, moxie, ous, pebrots
English > backbone: 5 senses > noun 3, body
MeaningThe series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord.
Synonymsspinal column, vertebral column, spine, back, 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 > backbone: 5 senses > noun 4, artifact
MeaningThe 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.
Synonymspine
Part ofbook, volumephysical objects consisting of a number of pages bound together
Broaderpart, portionSomething less than the whole of a human artifact
Spanishlomo
English > backbone: 5 senses > noun 5, artifact
MeaningThe part of a network / network that connects other networks / networks together.
Example"the backbone is the part of a communication network that carries the heaviest traffic"
Part ofnet, network, mesh, meshing, meshworkAn open fabric of string or rope or wire woven together at regular intervals
Broaderconnection, connexion, connector, connecter, connectiveAn instrumentality that connects
Spanishred troncal
Catalanxarxa troncal

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