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English definition


  • 1. the posterior part of a human (or animal) body from the neck to the end of the spine;

    • "his back was nicely tanned"
  • 2. the side that goes last or is not normally seen;

    • "he wrote the date on the back of the photograph"
  • 3. 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"
  • 4. (football) a person who plays in the backfield

  • 5. the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord;

    • "the fall broke his back"
  • 6. the front and back covering of a book;

    • "the book had a leather binding"
  • 7. the part of a garment that covers your back;

    • "they pinned a `kick me' sign on his back"
  • 8. a support that you can lean against while sitting;

    • "the back of the dental chair was adjustable"
  • 9. the position of a player on a football team who is stationed behind the line of scrimmage


  • 1. be behind; approve of;

    • "He plumped for the Labor Party"
    • "I backed Kennedy in 1960"
  • 2. travel backward;

    • "back into the driveway"
    • "The car backed up and hit the tree"
  • 3. give support or one's approval to;

    • "I'll second that motion"
    • "I can't back this plan"
    • "endorse a new project"
  • 4. cause to travel backward;

    • "back the car into the parking spot"
  • 5. support financial backing for;

    • "back this enterprise"
  • 6. be in back of;

    • "My garage backs their yard"
  • 7. place a bet on;

    • "Which horse are you backing?"
    • "I'm betting on the new horse"
  • 8. shift to a counterclockwise direction;

    • "the wind backed"
  • 9. establish as valid or genuine;

    • "Can you back up your claims?"
  • 10. strengthen by providing with a back or backing


  • 1. related to or located at the back;

    • "the back yard"
    • "the back entrance"
  • 2. located at or near the back of an animal;

    • "back (or hind) legs"
    • "the hinder part of a carcass"
  • 3. of an earlier date;

    • "back issues of the magazine"


  • 1. in or to or toward a former location;

    • "she went back to her parents' house"
  • 2. 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"
  • 3. in or to or toward an original condition;

    • "he went back to sleep"
  • 4. in or to or toward a past time;

    • "set the clocks back an hour"
    • "never look back"
    • "lovers of the past looking fondly backward"
  • 5. in answer;

    • "he wrote back three days later"
    • "had little to say in reply to the questions"
  • 6. 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"

Example sentences

  • He came back to earth when the teacher told him to pay more attention.

  • Children were crammed into the back of the car.

  • The seats have no back against which to lean.

  • Let's check our luggage here and come back for it later.

  • Many refugees were forcibly deported back to the countries they had come from.

  • If I'd known this beforehand, I would not have gone back.

  • Once you've given your word, don't try to back out.

  • He stood back to admire his handiwork.

  • Your blouse has rucked up at the back.

  • The echo resounded back to us.

  • Come back to my pad.

  • I hoped all through you would come back.

  • He was desperately eager to be back after more than a week's absence from school.

  • She liked the dress that buttons down the back.

  • May I refer you back to my earlier remarks on this subject?

  • The ticket was handed back to the passenger.

  • He resolutely went back to the front.

  • Will you do my dress up at the back, please?

  • Join the blue wool on the end of the gold pattern and work the same stitches into the back.

  • Our attack was so vigorous that the enemy had to fall back to the river bank.

  • She will be back soon.

  • This insect makes its strange noise by rubbing its back legs together.

  • Magnus's army was gradually pushed back into a defensive circle.

  • You will finish the job much quicker if you put your back into it.

  • He stepped back smartly from the edge.

  • I'll set my watch back five minutes.

  • He had an itch on his back.

  • Hold tight when you ride at the back of your brother's scooter.

  • The police had to use force to hold back the crowd.

Phrase collocation

  • at someone's back

    in pursuit or support someone

  • back and forth

    to and fro

  • back in the day

    in the past; some time ago

    • back in the day, he'd had one of the greatest minds I'd ever come across.

  • someone's back is turned

    someone's attention is elsewhere

    • he kissed her quickly, when the landlady's back was turned.

  • the back of beyond

    a very remote or inaccessible place

  • back o'Bourke

    (Austral. informal)the outback

  • the back of one's mind

    used to express that something is in one's mind but is not consciously thought of or remembered

    • she had a little nagging worry at the back her mind.

  • back to front

    (Brit.)with the back at the front and the front at the back

    • the exhausts had been fitted back to front.

    • a back-to-front baseball cap.

  • back water

    reverse the action of the oars, causing a boat to slow down or stop

  • back the wrong horse

    make a wrong or inappropriate choice

  • behind someone's back

    without a person's knowledge and in an unfair or dishonourable way

    • Carla made fun of him behind his back.

  • get (或 put) someone's back up

    make someone annoyed or angry

  • in back

    (N. Amer.)at the back of something, especially a building

    • dad demolished an old shed in back of his barn.

  • know something like the back of one's hand

    be entirely familiar with a place or route


  • back off

    • Hey. back off a little. I don't get you.

    • The bouncer of hotel backed a drunkard off.

  • take a back seat

    • He said he wouldn' t take a back seat to anybody, but the President himself.

Synonym discrimination

  • back, uphold, support, sustain, advocate

  • back, backward, hind, behind


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