- back as a noun:
- 9 as a verb:
- 10 as an adjective:
- 3 as a adverb:
The posterior part of a human (or animal) body from the neck to the end of the spine:
— His back was nicely tanned.
Polish: grzbiet, plecy
The side that goes last or is not normally seen:
— He wrote the date on the back of the photograph.
Dutch: achter, achterkant, achterzijde, ommezijde
The part of something that is furthest from the normal viewer:
— He stood at the back of the stage.
Polish: kuluary, tyły, zaplecze
football A person who plays in the backfield.
Dutch: achterhoedespeler, achterspeler, back, verdediger
The series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord:
— The fall broke his back.
Dutch: ruggegraat, ruggengraat, ruggestreng, wervelkolom
Polish: kręgosłup, stos pacierzowy
The protective covering on the front, back, and spine of a book.
Dutch: boekomslag, band, boekband, couverture, cover, kaft, omslag, stofomslag
The part of a garment that covers the back of your body.
A support that you can lean against while sitting:
— The back of the dental chair was adjustable.
Dutch: rug, rugleuning
American football The position of a player on a football team who is stationed behind the line of scrimmage.
Dutch: achterhoedespeler, verdediger
Be behind; approve of:
— I backed Kennedy in 1960.
Dutch: bijstaan, ruggensteunen, ruggesteunen, rugsteunen
Give support or one's approval to:
— I can't back this plan.
Dutch: aanbevelen, goedkeuren, ondersteunen, sterken, stijven
Cause to travel backward.
Dutch: achteruitrijden, achteruitsteken
Support financial backing for.
Be in back of.
Place a bet on:
— Which horse are you backing?.
Dutch: inzetten, zetten
Shift to a counterclockwise direction.
Establish as valid or genuine:
— Can you back up your claims?.
synonym: back up.
Strengthen by providing with a back or backing.
Related to or located at the back.
Located at or near the back of an animal:
— Back (or hind) legs.
Of an earlier date.
In or to or toward a former location.
At or to or toward the back or rear:
— He moved back.
— Tripped when he stepped backward.
In or to or toward an original condition.
In or to or toward a past time:
— Set the clocks back an hour.
— Never look back.
— Lovers of the past looking fondly backward.
In repayment or retaliation.
Moby thesaurus: a priori, a rebours, a reculons, abandon, abet, accented, acknowledgments, advance, advocate, affirm, afford support, aft, after, aftermost, afterpart, afterpiece, again, against the grain, ago, aid ... show more.
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