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Back - Longo. Nhlana. Ndzhaku.

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Definition of back
- Back adj
- Related to or located at the back; "the back yard"; "the back entrance" [syn: {back(a)}] [ant: {front(a)}]
- 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)}]
- Of an earlier date; "back issues of the magazine" [syn: {back(a)}] n
- 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}]
- The side that goes last or is not normally seen; "he wrote the date on the back of the photograph" [syn: {rear}] [ant: {front}]
- 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}]
- (football) a person who plays in the backfield
- 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}]
- The front and back covering of a book; "the book had a leather binding" [syn: {binding}, {book binding}, {cover}]
- The part of a garment that covers your back; "they pinned a `kick me' sign on his back"
- A support that you can lean against while sitting; "the back of the dental chair was adjustable" [syn: {backrest}]
- The position of a player on a football team who is stationed behind the line of scrimmage adv
- In or to or toward a former location; "she went back to her parents' house"
- 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}]
- In or to or toward an original condition; "he went back to sleep"
- 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}]
- In answer; "he wrote back three days later"; "had little to say in reply to the questions" [syn: {in reply}]
- 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" v
- Be behind; approve of; "He plumped for the Labor Party"; "I backed Kennedy in 1960" [syn: {endorse}, {indorse}, {plump for}, {plunk for}, {support}]
- Travel backward; "back into the driveway"; "The car backed up and hit the tree"
- 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}]
- Cause to travel backward; "back the car into the parking spot" [ant: {advance}]
- Support financial backing for; "back this enterprise"
- Be in back of; "My garage backs their yard" [ant: {front}]
- Place a bet on; "Which horse are you backing?"; "I'm betting on the new horse" [syn: {bet on}, {gage}, {stake}, {game}, {punt}]
- Shift to a counterclockwise direction; "the wind backed" [ant: {veer}]
- Establish as valid or genuine; "Can you back up your claims?" [syn: {back up}]
- Strengthen by providing with a back or backing
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