Meaning of back
1. (n) the position of a player on a football team who is stationed behind the line of scrimmage
2. (n) a support that you can lean against while sitting; "the back of the dental chair was adjustable"
3. (n) the part of a garment that covers your back; "they pinned a `kick me'' sign on his back"
4. (n) the front and back covering of a book; "the book had a leather binding"
5. (n) the side that goes last or is not normally seen; "he wrote the date on the back of the photograph"
6. (n) the posterior part of a human (or animal) body from the neck to the end of the spine; "his back was nicely tanned"
7. (n) the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord; "the fall broke his back"
8. (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"
9. (n) (football) a person who plays in the backfield
10. (v) strengthen by providing with a back or backing
11. (v) establish as valid or genuine; "Can you back up your claims?"
12. (v) shift to a counterclockwise direction; "the wind backed"
13. (v) place a bet on; "Which horse are you backing?"; "I''m betting on the new horse"
14. (v) travel backward; "back into the driveway"; "The car backed up and hit the tree"
15. (v) cause to travel backward; "back the car into the parking spot"
16. (v) support financial backing for; "back this enterprise"
17. (v) be behind; approve of; "He plumped for the Labor Party"; "I backed Kennedy in 1960"
18. (v) give support or one''s approval to; "I''ll second that motion"; "I can''t back this plan"; "endorse a new project"
19. (v) be in back of; "My garage backs their yard"
20. (adv) in or to or toward a past time; "set the clocks back an hour"; "never look back"; "lovers of the past looking fondly backward"
21. (adv) 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"
22. (adv) 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"
23. (adv) in or to or toward a former location; "she went back to her parents'' house"
24. (adv) in or to or toward an original condition; "he went back to sleep"
25. (adv) in answer; "he wrote back three days later"; "had little to say in reply to the questions"
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