What is back?

  • (verb): Strengthen by providing with a back or backing.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on back:

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... Back Football Club Full name Back FC Nickname(s) The Blues, Bacachs Founded 1933 Ground Coll Centre Upper Coll Back Isle of Lewis Chairman The Clubs ... Back F.C ... They are named after the district Back and have a large pull from the internal villages ...
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... most common designs use a set of strong magnets, one at the back of the Body Light, and another that can be removed ... to make earrings, a loop can make a pendant, or a ring can be welded to the back to make a finger ring ...

More definitions of "back":

  • (noun): The part of a garment that covers your back.
    Example: "They pinned a 'kick me' sign on his back"
  • (verb): Be in back of.
    Example: "My garage backs their yard"
  • (verb): Travel backward.
    Example: "Back into the driveway"; "The car backed up and hit the tree"
  • (verb): Shift to a counterclockwise direction.
    Example: "The wind backed"
  • (verb): Support financial backing for.
    Example: "Back this enterprise"
  • (noun): A support that you can lean against while sitting.
    Example: "The back of the dental chair was adjustable"
    Synonyms: backrest
  • (verb): Give support or one's approval to.
    Example: "I can't back this plan"
    Synonyms: second, endorse, indorse
  • (adv): In answer.
    Example: "He wrote back three days later"
    Synonyms: in reply
  • (adj): Located at or near the back of an animal.
    Example: "Back (or hind) legs"
    Synonyms: hind, hinder
  • (adv): In or to or toward an original condition.
    Example: "He went back to sleep"
  • (verb): Cause to travel backward.
    Example: "Back the car into the parking spot"
  • (adj): Of an earlier date.
    Example: "Back issues of the magazine"
  • (noun): (football) a person who plays in the backfield.
  • (verb): Establish as valid or genuine.
    Example: "Can you back up your claims?"
    Synonyms: back up
  • (adv): In or to or toward a past time.
    Example: "Set the clocks back an hour"; "never look back"
    Synonyms: backward
  • (noun): The position of a player on a football team who is stationed behind the line of scrimmage.
  • (adj): Related to or located at the back.
    Example: "The back yard"; "the back entrance"
  • (noun): The posterior part of a human (or animal) body from the neck to the end of the spine.
    Example: "His back was nicely tanned"
    Synonyms: dorsum
  • (noun): The side that goes last or is not normally seen.
    Example: "He wrote the date on the back of the photograph"
    Synonyms: rear
  • (adv): In or to or toward a former location.
    Example: "She went back to her parents' house"
  • (noun): The part of something that is furthest from the normal viewer.
    Example: "He stood at the back of the stage"
    Synonyms: rear
  • (adv): In repayment or retaliation.
    Example: "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"

Famous quotes containing the word back:

    For us to go to Italy and to penetrate into Italy is like a most fascinating act of self-discovery—back, back down the old ways of time. Strange and wonderful chords awake in us, and vibrate again after many hundreds of years of complete forgetfulness.
    —D.H. (David Herbert)

    I was ten when they buried you.
    At twenty I tried to die
    And get back, back, back to you.
    Sylvia Plath (1932–1963)