back

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back - English Dictionary

[ noun ]
■ (American football) the position of a player on a football team who is stationed behind the line of scrimmage

[ noun ]
■ a support that you can lean against while sitting
e.g.)
・the back of the dental chair was adjustable
backrest

[ noun ]
■ the part of a garment that covers the back of your body
e.g.)
・they pinned a `kick me' sign on his back

[ noun ]
■ the protective covering on the front, back, and spine of a book
binding , book binding , cover

[ noun ]
■ the side that goes last or is not normally seen
e.g.)
・he wrote the date on the back of the photograph
rear

[ noun ]
■ the posterior part of a human (or animal) body from the neck to the end of the spine
e.g.)
・his back was nicely tanned
dorsum

[ noun ]
■ the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord
e.g.)
・the fall broke his back
backbone , rachis , spinal column , spine , vertebral column

[ noun ]
■ the part of something that is furthest from the normal viewer
e.g.)
・he stood at the back of the stage
rear

[ noun ]
■ (football) a person who plays in the backfield

[ verb ]
■ strengthen by providing with a back or backing

[ verb ]
■ establish as valid or genuine
e.g.)
・Can you back up your claims?
back up

[ verb ]
■ shift to a counterclockwise direction
e.g.)
・the wind backed

[ verb ]
■ place a bet on
e.g.)
・Which horse are you backing?
bet on , gage , game , punt , stake

[ verb ]
■ travel backward
e.g.)
・back into the driveway
・The car backed up and hit the tree

[ verb ]
■ cause to travel backward
e.g.)
・back the car into the parking spot

[ verb ]
■ support financial backing for
e.g.)
・back this enterprise

[ verb ]
■ be behind
■ approve of
e.g.)
・I backed Kennedy in 1960
endorse , indorse , plump for , plunk for , support

[ verb ]
■ give support or one's approval to
e.g.)
・I can't back this plan
endorse , indorse , second

[ verb ]
■ be in back of
e.g.)
・My garage backs their yard

[ adjective satellite ]
■ located at or near the back of an animal
e.g.)
・back (or hind) legs
hind , hinder

[ adjective ]
■ related to or located at the back
e.g.)
・the back yard
・the back entrance

[ adjective satellite ]
■ of an earlier date
e.g.)
・back issues of the magazine

[ adverb ]
■ in or to or toward a past time
e.g.)
・set the clocks back an hour
・never look back
・lovers of the past looking fondly backward
backward

[ adverb ]
■ at or to or toward the back or rear
e.g.)
・he moved back
・tripped when he stepped backward
backward , backwards , rearward , rearwards

[ adverb ]
■ in repayment or retaliation
e.g.)
・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

[ adverb ]
■ in or to or toward a former location
e.g.)
・she went back to her parents' house

[ adverb ]
■ in or to or toward an original condition
e.g.)
・he went back to sleep

[ adverb ]
■ in reply
e.g.)
・he wrote back three days later

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