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Adjective back has 3 senses
  1. back - related to or located at the back; "the back yard"; "the back entrance"
    Antonyms:
    front, advance, advanced, in advance, foremost, frontmost, forward, frontal, head-on
  2. back, hind, hinder - located at or near the back of an animal; "back (or hind) legs"; "the hinder part of a carcass"
    Antonym: anterior (indirect, via posterior)
  3. back - of an earlier date; "back issues of the magazine"
    Antonym:
    current (indirect, via noncurrent)
Adverbial back has 6 senses
  1. back - in or to or toward a former location; "she went back to her parents' house"
  2. back, backward, backwards, rearward, rearwards - 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. back - in or to or toward an original condition; "he went back to sleep"
  4. back, backward - in or to or toward a past time; "set the clocks back an hour"; "never look back"; "lovers of the past looking fondly backward"
    Antonyms: ahead, forward
  5. back, in reply - in answer; "he wrote back three days later"; "had little to say in reply to the questions"
  6. back - 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"
Noun back has 9 senses
  1. back, dorsum - the posterior part of a human (or animal) body from the neck to the end of the spine; "his back was nicely tanned"
    --1 is a kind of body part
    --1 is a part of torso, trunk, body
    --1 has parts:
     saddle; small; latisimus dorsi, lat; thoracic vertebra, dorsal vertebra; lumbar vertebra
  2. rear, back - the side that goes last or is not normally seen; "he wrote the date on the back of the photograph"
    --2 is a kind of side
    --2 has particulars:
     stern, after part, quarter, poop, tail; tail, tail assembly, empennage
    Derived form: verb back6
  3. back, rear - 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"
    --3 is a kind of position, place
    Antonyms: front
  4. back - (football) a person who plays in the backfield
    --4 is a kind of
    football player, footballer
    --4 has particulars:
     flanker back, flanker; quarterback, signal caller, field general; running back; tailback; wingback
  5. spinal column, vertebral column, spine, backbone, back, rachis - the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord; "the fall broke his back"
    --5 is a kind of skeletal structure
    --5 is a part of axial skeleton
    --5 has parts:
     spinal canal, vertebral canal, canalis vertebralis; coccyx, tail bone; vertebra; intervertebral disc, intervertebral disk
    --5 has particulars: notochord; chine
  6. binding, book binding, cover, back - the front and back covering of a book; "the book had a leather binding"
    --6 is a kind of protective covering, protective cover, protection
    --6 is a part of book, volume
    --6 has particulars: half binding; three-quarter binding
    Derived form: verb back10
  7. back - the part of a garment that covers your back; "they pinned a `kick me' sign on his back"
    --7 is a kind of
    cloth covering
  8. back, backrest - a support that you can lean against while sitting; "the back of the dental chair was adjustable"
    --8 is a kind of support
    --8 is a part of chair; car seat
    --8 has particulars: cantle; ladder-back
  9. back - the position of a player on a football team who is stationed behind the line of scrimmage
    --9 is a kind of
    position
    --9 is a member of backfield; secondary
    --9 has particulars:
     linebacker, line backer; quarterback, signal caller, field general; fullback; halfback; tailback; wingback
Verb back has 10 senses
  1. back, endorse, indorse, plump for, plunk for, support - be behind; approve of; "He plumped for the Labor Party"; "I backed Kennedy in 1960"
    --1 is one way to approve, O.K., okay, sanction
    Derived form: noun backing1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  2. back - travel backward; "back into the driveway"; "The car backed up and hit the tree"
    --2 is one way to
    travel, go, move, locomote
    Sample sentences:
    Something is ----ing PP
    Somebody ----s PP
  3. second, back, endorse, indorse - give support or one's approval to; "I'll second that motion"; "I can't back this plan"; "endorse a new project"
    --3 is one way to support, back up
    Derived form: noun backing1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  4. back - cause to travel backward; "back the car into the parking spot"
    Antonyms:
    advance, bring forward
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody PP
    Somebody ----s something PP
  5. back - support financial backing for; "back this enterprise"
    --5 is one way to
    finance
    Derived forms: noun backer1, noun backing3, noun backing1
    Sample sentence:
    Sam and Sue back the movie
  6. back - be in back of; "My garage backs their yard"
    --6 is one way to
    lie
    Antonyms: front, look, face
    Derived form: noun back2
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  7. bet on, back, gage, stake, game, punt - place a bet on; "Which horse are you backing?"; "I'm betting on the new horse"
    --7 is one way to bet, wager, play
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s on something
  8. back - shift to a counterclockwise direction; "the wind backed"
    --8 is one way to
    switch, change over, shift
    Antonyms: veer
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  9. back, back up - establish as valid or genuine; "Can you back up your claims?"
    --9 is one way to confirm, corroborate, sustain, substantiate, support, affirm
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  10. back - strengthen by providing with a back or backing
    --10 is one way to
    strengthen
    Derived forms: noun back6, noun backing2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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