Definition of Back
1. Noun. The posterior part of a human (or animal) body from the neck to the end of the spine. "His back was nicely tanned"
Terms within: Saddle, Small, Lat, Latissimus Dorsi, Dorsal Vertebra, Thoracic Vertebra, Lumbar Vertebra
Generic synonyms: Body Part
Group relationships: Body, Torso, Trunk
Derivative terms: Dorsal
2. Verb. Be behind; approve of. "I backed Kennedy in 1960"
Generic synonyms: Approve, O.k., Okay, Sanction
Specialized synonyms: Guarantee, Warrant, Champion, Defend
Related verbs: Endorse, Indorse, Second
Derivative terms: Backing, Endorsement, Endorsement, Endorser, Indorsement, Indorsement, Support, Supporter, Supportive
3. Adjective. Related to or located at the back. "The back entrance"
Similar to: Backmost, Hindermost, Hindmost, Rearmost, Rear, Rearward
4. Adverb. In or to or toward a former location. "She went back to her parents' house"
5. Noun. The side that goes last or is not normally seen. "He wrote the date on the back of the photograph"
Generic synonyms: Side
Specialized synonyms: After Part, Poop, Quarter, Stern, Tail, Empennage, Tail, Tail Assembly
Derivative terms: Rear
6. Verb. Travel backward. "The car backed up and hit the tree"
Specialized synonyms: Back Out
Also: Back Down, Back Off, Back Out, Back Up
7. Adjective. Located at or near the back of an animal. "The hinder part of a carcass"
8. Adverb. At or to or toward the back or rear. "She looked rearward out the window of the car"
9. Noun. The part of something that is furthest from the normal viewer. "It was hidden in the rear of the store"
10. Verb. Give support or one's approval to. "Endorse a new project"
Related verbs: Endorse, Indorse, Plump For, Plunk For, Support
Generic synonyms: Back Up, Support
Derivative terms: Backing, Endorsement, Endorsement, Endorser, Indorsement, Indorser, Second, Seconder, Secondment
11. Adjective. Of an earlier date. "Back issues of the magazine"
12. Adverb. In or to or toward an original condition. "He went back to sleep"
13. Noun. (football) a person who plays in the backfield.
Specialized synonyms: Flanker, Flanker Back, Field General, Quarterback, Signal Caller, Running Back, Tailback, Wingback
Generic synonyms: Football Player, Footballer
14. Verb. Cause to travel backward. "Back the car into the parking spot"
15. Adverb. In or to or toward a past time. "Lovers of the past looking fondly backward"
16. Noun. The series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord. "The fall broke his back"
Specialized synonyms: Notochord, Chine
Terms within: Canalis Vertebralis, Spinal Canal, Vertebral Canal, Coccyx, Tail Bone, Vertebra, Intervertebral Disc, Intervertebral Disk
Generic synonyms: Skeletal Structure
Group relationships: Axial Skeleton
Derivative terms: Spinal
17. Verb. Support financial backing for. "Sam and Sue back the movie "; "Back this enterprise"
18. Adverb. In reply. "He wrote back three days later"
19. Noun. The protective covering on the front, back, and spine of a book. "The book had a leather binding"
Group relationships: Book, Volume
Specialized synonyms: Half Binding, Three-quarter Binding
Generic synonyms: Protection, Protective Cover, Protective Covering
Derivative terms: Bind, Cover, Cover
20. Verb. Be in back of. "My garage backs their yard"
21. Adverb. In repayment or retaliation. "I was kept in after school for talking back to the teacher"
22. Noun. The part of a garment that covers the back of your body. "They pinned a `kick me' sign on his back"
23. Verb. Place a bet on. "They back the money "; "I'm betting on the new horse"
Specialized synonyms: Ante, Double Up, Parlay
Generic synonyms: Bet, Play, Wager
Derivative terms: Gaming, Punter, Stake
24. Noun. A support that you can lean against while sitting. "The back of the dental chair was adjustable"
Specialized synonyms: Cantle, Ladder-back
Group relationships: Car Seat, Chair
Generic synonyms: Support
25. Verb. Shift to a counterclockwise direction. "The wind backed"
26. Noun. (American football) the position of a player on a football team who is stationed behind the line of scrimmage.
Generic synonyms: Position
Specialized synonyms: Line Backer, Linebacker, Field General, Quarterback, Signal Caller, Fullback, Halfback, Tailback, Wingback
Group relationships: Backfield, Secondary
27. Verb. Establish as valid or genuine. "Can you back up your claims?"
Generic synonyms: Affirm, Confirm, Corroborate, Substantiate, Support, Sustain
28. Verb. Strengthen by providing with a back or backing.
Definition of Back
1. n. A large shallow vat; a cistern, tub, or trough, used by brewers, distillers, dyers, picklers, gluemakers, and others, for mixing or cooling wort, holding water, hot glue, etc.
2. n. In human beings, the hinder part of the body, extending from the neck to the end of the spine; in other animals, that part of the body which corresponds most nearly to such part of a human being; as, the back of a horse, fish, or lobster.
3. a. Being at the back or in the rear; distant; remote; as, the back door; back settlements.
4. v. t. To get upon the back of; to mount.
5. v. i. To move or go backward; as, the horse refuses to back.
6. adv. In, to, or toward, the rear; as, to stand back; to step back.
Definition of Back
1. Adjective. Near the rear. ¹
2. Adjective. Not current. ¹
3. Adjective. Far from the main area. ¹
4. Adjective. (comparable) (phonetics) Produced in the back of the mouth. ¹
5. Adverb. (not comparable) To or in a previous condition or place. ¹
6. Adverb. Away from the front or from an edge. ¹
7. Adverb. In a manner that impedes. ¹
8. Adverb. In a reciprocal manner. ¹
9. Noun. The rear of body, especially the part between the neck and the end of the spine and opposite the chest and belly. ¹
10. Noun. The spine and associated tissues. ¹
11. Noun. The side of any object which is opposite the front or useful side. ¹
12. Noun. The reverse side; the side that is not normally seen. ¹
13. Noun. That which is farthest away from the front. ¹
14. Noun. Area behind, such as the backyard of a house ¹
15. Noun. The part of something that goes last. ¹
16. Noun. The side of a blade opposite the side used for cutting. ¹
17. Noun. The part of a piece of clothing which covers the back. ¹
18. Noun. The edge of a book which is bound. ¹
19. Noun. The backrest, the part of a piece of furniture which receives the human back. ¹
20. Noun. (figuratively) Upper part of a natural object which is considered to resemble an animal's back. ¹
21. Noun. (obsolete) That part of the body that bears clothing. ¹
22. Noun. (sports) In some team sports, a position behind most players on the team. ¹
23. Noun. (nautical) The keel and keelson of a ship. ¹
24. Noun. (printing) The inside margin of a page. ¹
25. Noun. (mining) The roof of a horizontal underground passage. ¹
26. Noun. (slang uncountable) Effort, usually physical. ¹
27. Noun. (slang uncountable) Large and attractive buttocks. ¹
28. Noun. A non-alcoholic drink (often water or a soft drink), to go with hard liquor or a cocktail. ¹
29. Verb. To go in the reverse direction. ¹
30. Verb. To support. ¹
31. Verb. (nautical of the wind) to change direction contrary to its normal pattern (anticlockwise in the northern hemisphere, clockwise in the southern) ¹
32. Verb. (nautical of a square sail) to brace the yards so that the wind presses on the front of the sail, to slow the ship ¹
33. Verb. (nautical of an anchor) to lay out a second, smaller anchor to provide additional holding power ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Back
1. to support [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: support
Medical Definition of Back
1. Being at the back or in the rear; distant; remote; as, the back door; back settlements.
2. Being in arrear; overdue; as, back rent.
3. Moving or operating backward; as, back action. Back charges, charges brought forward after an account has been made up. Back filling, the retrograde movement of a man or body of men, without changing front. Back stream, a current running against the main current of a stream; an eddy. To take the back track, to retrace one's steps; to retreat.
1. In human beings, the hinder part of the body, extending from the neck to the end of the spine; in other animals, that part of the body which corresponds most nearly to such part of a human being; as, the back of a horse, fish, or lobster.
2. An extended upper part, as of a mountain or ridge. "[The mountains] their broad bare backs upheave Into the clouds." (Milton)
3. The outward or upper part of a thing, as opposed to the inner or lower part; as, the back of the hand, the back of the foot, the back of a hand rail. "Methought Love pitying me, when he saw this, Gave me your hands, the backs and palms to kiss." (Donne)
4. The part opposed to the front; the hinder or rear part of a thing; as, the back of a book; the back of an army; the back of a chimney.
5. The part opposite to, or most remote from, that which fronts the speaker or actor; or the part out of sight, or not generally seen; as, the back of an island, of a hill, or of a village.
6. The part of a cutting tool on the opposite side from its edge; as, the back of a knife, or of a saw.
7. A support or resource in reserve. "This project Should have a back or second, that might hold, if this should blast in proof." (Shak)
8. The keel and keelson of a ship.