1. Related to or located at the back (synset 300199168)
    "the back yard"; "the back entrance"
  2. Located at or near the back of an animal (synset 300132764)
    "back (or hind) legs"; "the hinder part of a carcass"
  3. Of an earlier date (synset 300672052)
    "back issues of the magazine"
  1. The posterior part of a human (or animal) body from the neck to the end of the spine (synset 105566350)
    "his back was nicely tanned"
  2. The side that goes last or is not normally seen (synset 104066813)
    "he wrote the date on the back of the photograph"
  3. The part of something that is furthest from the normal viewer (synset 108643421)
    "he stood at the back of the stage"; "it was hidden in the rear of the store"
  4. (football) a person who plays in the backfield (synset 109849440)
  5. The series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord (synset 105595824)
    "the fall broke his back"
  6. The protective covering on the front, back, and spine of a book (synset 102843848)
    "the book had a leather binding"
  7. The part of a garment that covers the back of your body (synset 102770670)
    "they pinned a `kick me' sign on his back"
  8. A support that you can lean against while sitting (synset 102770438)
    "the back of the dental chair was adjustable"
  9. (American football) the position of a player on a football team who is stationed behind the line of scrimmage (synset 100727026)
  1. In or to or toward a former location (synset 400075427)
    "she went back to her parents' house"
  2. At or to or toward the back or rear (synset 400074673)
    "he moved back"; "tripped when he stepped backward"; "she looked rearward out the window of the car"
  3. In or to or toward an original condition (synset 400075535)
    "he went back to sleep"
  4. In or to or toward a past time (synset 400074467)
    "set the clocks back an hour"; "never look back"; "lovers of the past looking fondly backward"
  5. In reply (synset 400075633)
    "he wrote back three days later"
  6. In repayment or retaliation (synset 400075230)
    "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 (synset 202459338)
    "He plumped for the Labor Party"; "I backed Kennedy in 1960"
  2. Travel backward (synset 202001151)
    "back into the driveway"; "The car backed up and hit the tree"
  3. Give support or one's approval to (synset 202562643)
    "I'll second that motion"; "I can't back this plan"; "endorse a new project"
  4. Cause to travel backward (synset 202001544)
    "back the car into the parking spot"
  5. Support financial backing for (synset 202222477)
    "back this enterprise"
  6. Be in back of (synset 202699807)
    "My garage backs their yard"
  7. Place a bet on (synset 201141530)
    "Which horse are you backing?"; "I'm betting on the new horse"
  8. Shift to a counterclockwise direction (synset 200561705)
    "the wind backed"
  9. Establish as valid or genuine (synset 200223535)
    "Can you back up your claims?"
  10. Strengthen by providing with a back or backing (synset 200186002)

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