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Definitions of back:
  • noun:   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
    Example: "The back of the dental chair was adjustable"
  • noun:   the part of a garment that covers your back
    Example: "They pinned a `kick me' sign on his back"
  • noun:   the posterior part of a human (or animal) body from the neck to the end of the spine
    Example: "His back was nicely tanned"
  • noun:   the part of something that is furthest from the normal viewer
    Example: "He stood at the back of the stage"
  • noun:   (football) a person who plays in the backfield
  • noun:   the side that goes last or is not normally seen
    Example: "He wrote the date on the back of the photograph"
  • noun:   the front and back covering of a book
  • noun:   the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord
    Example: "The fall broke his back"
  • verb:   establish as valid or genuine
    Example: "Can you back up your claims?"
  • verb:   support financial backing for
    Example: "Back this enterprise"
  • verb:   be behind; approve of
    Example: "I backed Kennedy in 1960"
  • verb:   be in back of
    Example: "My garage backs their yard"
  • verb:   shift to a counterclockwise direction
    Example: "The wind backed"
  • verb:   strengthen by providing with a back or backing
  • verb:   travel backward
    Example: "Back into the driveway"
  • verb:   cause to travel backward
    Example: "Back the car into the parking spot"
  • verb:   give support or one's approval to
    Example: "I can't back this plan"
  • verb:   place a bet on
    Example: "Which horse are you backing?"
  • adverb:   in or to or toward a past time
    Example: "Set the clocks back an hour"
  • adverb:   at or to or toward the back or rear
    Example: "He moved back"
  • adverb:   in repayment or retaliation
    Example: "We paid back everything we had borrowed"
  • adverb:   in or to or toward a former location
    Example: "She went back to her parents' house"
  • adverb:   in or to or toward an original condition
    Example: "He went back to sleep"
  • adverb:   in answer
    Example: "He wrote back three days later"
  • name:  A surname (rare: 1 in 33333 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #3655)

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See back used in context: 100 poetry verses, 19 Shakespeare works, 7 Bible passages, 12 definitions

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