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Definitions of back

  1.   be in back of My garage backs their yard
  2.   the position of a player on a football team who is stationed behind the line of scrimmage
  3.   a support that you can lean against while sitting the back of the dental chair was adjustable
  4.   the part of a garment that covers your back they pinned a kick me' sign on his back
  5.   the front and back covering of a book the book had a leather binding
  6.   the side that goes last or is not normally seen he wrote the date on the back of the photograph
  7.   the posterior part of a human or animal body from the neck to the end of the spine his back was nicely tanned
  8.   the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord the fall broke his back
  9.   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
  10.   football a person who plays in the backfield
  11.   at or to or toward or the back or rear he moved back tripped when he stepped backward she looked rearward out the window of the car
  12.   in or to or toward a former location she went back to her parents' house
  13.   establish as valid or genuine Can you back up your claims
  14.   of an earlier date back issues of the magazine
  15.   located at or near the back of an animal back or hind legs the hinder part of a carcass
  16.   related to or located at the back the back yard the back entrance
  17.   in or to or toward a past time set the clocks back an hour never look back lovers of the past looking fondly backward
  18.   place a bet on Which horse are you backing I'm betting on the new horse
  19.   be behind approve of He plumped for the Labor Party I backed Kennedy in 1960
  20.   in answer he wrote back three days later had little to say in reply to the questions
  21.   strengthen by providing with a back or backing
  22.   shift to a counterclockwise direction the wind backed
  23.   travel backward back into the driveway The car backed up and hit the tree
  24.   cause to travel backward back the car into the parking spot
  25.   support financial backing for back this enterprise
  26.   give support or one's approval to I'll second that motion I can't back this plan endorse a new project
  27.   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
  28.   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
  29.   in or to or toward an original condition he went back to sleep
  30.   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
  31.   A ferryboat See Bac 1
  32.   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
  33.   An extended upper part as of a mountain or ridge
  34.   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
  35.   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
  36.   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
  37.   The part of a cutting tool on the opposite side from its edge as the back of a knife or of a saw
  38.   A support or resource in reserve
  39.   The keel and keelson of a ship
  40.   The upper part of a lode or the roof of a horizontal underground passage
  41.   A garment for the back hence clothing
  42.   Being at the back or in the rear distant remote as the back door back settlements
  43.   Being in arrear overdue as back rent
  44.   Moving or operating backward as back action
  45.   To get upon the back of to mount
  46.   To place or seat upon the back
  47.   To drive or force backward to cause to retreat or recede as to back oxen
  48.   To make a back for to furnish with a back as to back books
  49.   To adjoin behind to be at the back of
  50.   To write upon the back of as to back a letter to indorse as to back a note or legal document
  51.   To support to maintain to second or strengthen by aid or influence as to back a friend
  52.   To move or go backward as the horse refuses to back
  53.   In to or toward the rear as to stand back to step back
  54.   To the place from which one came to the place or person from which something is taken or derived as to go back for something left behind to go back to one's native place to put a book back after reading it
  55.   To a former state condition or station as to go back to private life to go back to barbarism
  56.   Of time In times past ago
  57.   Away from contact by reverse movement
  58.   In concealment or reserve in one's own possession as to keep back the truth to keep back part of the money due to another
  59.   In a state of restraint or hindrance
  60.   In return repayment or requital
  61.   In withdrawal from a statement promise or undertaking as he took back0 the offensive words
  62.   In arrear as to be back in one's rent
  63.   To bet on the success of as to back a race horse
  64.   To change from one quarter to another by a course opposite to that of the sun used of the wind
  65.   To stand still behind another dog which has pointed said of a dog
  66.   The hinder part of the body of man or of other animals from the neck to the end of the backbone the whole region of the spine that which is opposed to the front the rear or hinder part of anything the part of a book where it is sewed in binding the part of a knife etc opposite to the cutting edge
  67.   To furnish with a back or backing mount support wager on the successful outcome of indorse to cause to move backwards
  68.   To move or go backward
  69.   Lying or being behind or in the rear as to time situation or direction in a backward direction in arrears overdue no longer current as the back numbers of a magazine
  70.   To or toward the rear to or toward a former place state condition or time in withdrawal as to take back hasty words in reserve as to keep back part of the truth in return as to pay back
  71.   The hinder part of the body in man and the upper part in beasts the hinder part
  72.   To the place from which one came to a former state or condition behind in return again
  73.   The hinder part of the body in man and the upper part in animals the rear
  74.   To go backward
  75.   To put backward get on the back of stand at the back of sustain
  76.   Toward the rear in an opposite direction
  77.   In the rear behind
  78.   To foree backward
  79.   To stand uphold sustain support
  80.   To mount ride
  81.   To address or indorse
  82.   To move rearward
  83.   Remote or retired
  84.   In arrears overdue not paid as back pay
  85.   That side of the trunk nearest the spine in man the hinder in quadrupeds the upper part the reverse or rear part of anything
  86.   To or toward the rear behind backward in return again
  87.   That lies beyond or distant returning backward
  88.   To the place from which one came to a former state condition or station behind not advancing or not coming or bringing forward towards times or things past again in return away
  89.   The hinder part of the human body the upper part of an animal the part of anything opposed to front the part most remote from that which fronts the speaker or actor the part of a cutting tool opposed to the edge the upper part the under part
  90.   To mount or get upon the back to second or support to sign or endorse as a warrant or note of exchange to put backward to cause to retreat or recede to furnish with a back to bet in favour of
  91.   To move or go backward Behind the back when one Is not there or not looking To see the back of to be rid of To turn the back on to turn coldly away from To back the field to bet against a particular horse that some one of all the other horses in the field will heat it To back the oars to pull the oars backwards so as to stay the motion of a boat To back astern to row the boat stern foremost To back up to second or support
  92.   The upper part in animals and the hinder part in man the rear the part out of sight a miners term for joints that part of a mineral lode nearest the surface
  93.   That is situated behind previous
  94.   To mount to support to put or move back
  95.   To the place from whence one came to a former state or condition behind not advancing again
  96.   A brewers vat or large open tub for containing beer a ferry boat

Quotes of back

  1. And when power ballads come back we'll get big hair again – Jerry Cantrell
  2. As a print journalist you can be frustrated by people who don't call you back parts of the story you can't get TV gets you access to everyone because people call you back It also allows you to satisfy your curiosity I am a very curious person – Tucker Carlson
  3. No my step -daughter just opened a theatre school for children I have another daughter who works in the record industry and another who is going back to collage and I have two little ones at home – Rosanne Cash
  4. Fame is being asked to sign your autograph on the back of a cigarette packet – Billy Connolly
  5. I think that it's really important to go away and come back – Katherine Dunn
  6. This is my first opportunity to visit this part of North Africa so I am going to be able to go back home and talk about this beautiful country and encourage Americans to travel here – Donald Evans
  7. Rita got the best of us We took quite a beating It's going to take a while to come back from this – Rick Fox
  8. Well it's hard to bracket it like that because everyone always thinks you either go to America and you come back fail or succeed but it doesn't work like that – Anna Friel
  9. So it's really nice after about a year and a half to get back on stage and flex those old muscles – Michael C. Hall
  10. I look at myself as an audience member I still love movies and I still go and sit in the back of the big dark room with everybody else and I want the same thrill – Samuel L. Jackson
  11. If somebody says no to you or if you get cut Michael Jordan was cut his first year but he came back and he was the best ever That is what you have to have The attitude that I'm going to show everybody I'm going to work hard to get better and better – Magic Johnson
  12. I had some things I had to fix It took me 14 years to do it But it was never really fun back in the day to work with directors who were a lot older and were like authoritarian and talking to you like that – Mickey Rourke
  13. Don't let the fear of striking out hold you back – Babe Ruth
  14. It's very important that every movie I do makes money because I want the people that had the faith in me to get their money back – Quentin Tarantino
  15. And I'm going to work as hard as I can for cancer research and hopefully maybe we'll have some cures and some breakthroughs I'd like to think I'm going to fight my brains out to be back here again next year for the Arthur Ashe recipient I want to give it next year – Jim Valvano

Usage examples for back

  1. Oh father are you back again – The Great Hunger by Johan Bojer
  2. “ I go back to morrow I hope – The Delectable Duchy by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  3. You are back then – The Truants by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason
  4. Then why did you come back here – The Indian Drum by William MacHarg Edwin Balmer
  5. Our brothers have come back it is good cried the Cheyennes ” – Three Sioux Scouts by Elmer Russell Gregor
  6. “ I'll go back and see monsieur – Helmet of Navarre by Bertha Runkle
  7. You had better go back to Earth Smith Jorak said – Earthsmith by Milton Lesser
  8. And then if you want anything you'll come back to us won't you – Fortitude by Hugh Walpole
  9. Tell me why are you back here – Torchy, Private Sec. by Sewell Ford
  10. It did not come back – That Fortune by Charles Dudley Warner Last Updated: February 22, 2009
  11. Thought you never was a comin' back – The Brass Bound Box by Evelyn Raymond
  12. Give it back to her you shall you must – The Time of Roses by L. T. Meade
  13. Don't take her back – Star-Dust A Story of an American Girl by Fannie Hurst
  14. You will come back will you not – If Any Man Sin by H. A. Cody
  15. Would you like to come back to us ” – Trading by Susan Warner
  16. You did quite right to come back said Kinnaird ” – The Gold Trail by Harold Bindloss
  17. “ I will not go back I shall go with the man I love to be his wife here in the Gorgio world – The World For Sale, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 14, 2009
  18. You back again Zazo ” – The Scarlet Banner by Felix Dahn
  19. We will look when we go back replied Uncle Robert – Uncle Robert's Geography (Uncle Robert's Visit, V.3) by Francis W. Parker and Nellie Lathrop Helm
  20. She said I'll be right back – Mate in Two Moves by Winston Marks

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