back  

  • Pronunciation Video of back

  • Pronunciation of back: B AE1 K (bæk)

  • Number of syllables of back: 1

  • Definition of back

    • (n): the position of a player on a football team who is stationed behind the line of scrimmage  
    • (n): a support that you can lean against while sitting; "the back of the dental chair was adjustable"  
    • (n): the part of a garment that covers your back; "they pinned a `kick me'' sign on his back"  
    • (n): the front and back covering of a book; "the book had a leather binding"  
    • (n): the side that goes last or is not normally seen; "he wrote the date on the back of the photograph"  
    • (n): the posterior part of a human (or animal) body from the neck to the end of the spine; "his back was nicely tanned"  
    • (n): the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord; "the fall broke his back"  
    • (n): 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"  
    • (n): (football) a person who plays in the backfield  
    • (v): strengthen by providing with a back or backing  
    • (v): establish as valid or genuine; "Can you back up your claims?"  
    • (v): shift to a counterclockwise direction; "the wind backed"  
    • (v): place a bet on; "Which horse are you backing?"; "I''m betting on the new horse"  
    • (v): travel backward; "back into the driveway"; "The car backed up and hit the tree"  
    • (v): cause to travel backward; "back the car into the parking spot"  
    • (v): support financial backing for; "back this enterprise"  
    • (v): be behind; approve of; "He plumped for the Labor Party"; "I backed Kennedy in 1960"  
    • (v): give support or one''s approval to; "I''ll second that motion"; "I can''t back this plan"; "endorse a new project"  
    • (v): be in back of; "My garage backs their yard"  
    • (r): in or to or toward a past time; "set the clocks back an hour"; "never look back"; "lovers of the past looking fondly backward"  
    • (r): 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"  
    • (r): 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"  
    • (r): in or to or toward a former location; "she went back to her parents'' house"  
    • (r): in or to or toward an original condition; "he went back to sleep"  
    • (r): in answer; "he wrote back three days later"; "had little to say in reply to the questions"  
  • Examples of back

    • Daniel sneaks in the back door late and watches the spectacle.  
    • Something whizzed behind my back.  
    • Not here, Ma'am Try back later.  
    • He slammed the door behind his back.  
    • Someone tapped my shoulder behind my back.  
    • Bob Cousy added the behind the back dribble fifty years later, and now.  
    • The man heard the therenody behind his back.  
    • Some of the paperwork dated back to the late 1800s.  
    • The cleaned ice slabs are dropped back in the channel behind the vessel.  
    • The back hand grabs the heel side of the board behind the back leg.  

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