1: related to or located at the back; "the back yard"; "the back entrance" [syn: back(a)] [ant: front(a)]
2: located at or near the back of an animal; "back (or hind) legs"; "the hinder part of a carcass" [syn: back(a), hind(a), hinder(a)]
3: of an earlier date; "back issues of the magazine" [syn: back(a)]
1: the posterior part of a human (or animal) body from the neck to the end of the spine; "his back was nicely tanned" [syn: dorsum]
2: the side that goes last or is not normally seen; "he wrote the date on the back of the photograph" [syn: rear] [ant: front]
3: the part of something that is furthest from the normal viewer; "he stood at the back of the stage"; "it was hidden in the rear of the store" [syn: rear] [ant: front]
4: (football) a person who plays in the backfield
5: the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord; "the fall broke his back" [syn: spinal column, vertebral column, spine, backbone, rachis]
6: the front and back covering of a book; "the book had a leather binding" [syn: binding, book binding, cover]
7: the part of a garment that covers your back; "they pinned a `kick me' sign on his back"
8: a support that you can lean against while sitting; "the back of the dental chair was adjustable" [syn: backrest]
9: the position of a player on a football team who is stationed behind the line of scrimmage
1: in or to or toward a former location; "she went back to her parents' house"
2: at or to or toward the back or rear; "he moved back"; "tripped when he stepped backward"; "she looked rearward out the window of the car" [syn: backward, backwards, rearward, rearwards] [ant: forward]
3: in or to or toward an original condition; "he went back to sleep"
4: in or to or toward a past time; "set the clocks back an hour"; "never look back"; "lovers of the past looking fondly backward" [syn: backward] [ant: ahead, ahead]
5: in answer; "he wrote back three days later"; "had little to say in reply to the questions" [syn: in reply]
6: in repayment or retaliation; "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"
1: be behind; approve of; "He plumped for the Labor Party"; "I backed Kennedy in 1960" [syn: endorse, indorse, plump for, plunk for, support]
2: travel backward; "back into the driveway"; "The car backed up and hit the tree"
3: give support or one's approval to; "I'll second that motion"; "I can't back this plan"; "endorse a new project" [syn: second, endorse, indorse]
4: cause to travel backward; "back the car into the parking spot" [ant: advance]
5: support financial backing for; "back this enterprise"
6: be in back of; "My garage backs their yard" [ant: front]
7: place a bet on; "Which horse are you backing?"; "I'm betting on the new horse" [syn: bet on, gage, stake, game, punt]
8: shift to a counterclockwise direction; "the wind backed" [ant: veer]
9: establish as valid or genuine; "Can you back up your claims?" [syn: back up]
10: strengthen by providing with a back or backing
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