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Back

Definition of back:

part of speech: noun

The hinder part of the body of man, or of other animals, from the neck to the end of the backbone; the whole region of the spine; that which is opposed to the front; the rear or hinder part of anything; the part of a book where it is sewed in binding; the part of a knife, etc., opposite to the cutting edge.

part of speech: adjective

Toward the rear; in an opposite direction.

part of speech: verb

To move or go backward.

part of speech: noun

The hinder part of the body in man, and the upper part in beasts: the hinder part.

part of speech: adjective

Lying or being behind, or in the rear, as to time, situation, or direction; in a backward direction; in arrears; overdue; no longer current; as, the back numbers of a magazine.

part of speech: adverb

To the place from which one came: to a former state or condition: behind: in return: again.

part of speech: verb

To go backward.

part of speech: verb

To put backward; get on the back of; stand at the back of; sustain.

part of speech: adverb

To or toward the rear; to or toward a former place, state, condition, or time; in withdrawal; as, to take back hasty words; in reserve; as, to keep back part of the truth; in return; as, to pay back.

part of speech: verb

To furnish with a back or backing; mount; support; wager on the successful outcome of; indorse; to cause to move backwards.

part of speech: noun

The hinder part of the body in man, and the upper part in animals; the rear.

Usage examples for back:

  • Pamela had come back "The Truants", A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason.
  • Go back to the Priory. "The Secret of Sarek", Maurice Leblanc.
  • Well, when will he be back "The Story of a Doctor's Telephone--Told by His Wife", Ellen M. Firebaugh.
  • They can't go back "The Landleaguers", Anthony Trollope.

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