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Back (IPA: /ˈbæk/)


Back (n.)

A large shallow vat; a cistern, tub, or trough, used by brewers, distillers, dyers, picklers, gluemakers, and others, for mixing or cooling wort, holding water, hot glue, etc.

Back (n.)

A ferryboat. See Bac, 1.

Back (n.)

In human beings, the hinder part of the body, extending from the neck to the end of the spine; in other animals, that part of the body which corresponds most nearly to such part of a human being; as, the back of a horse, fish, or lobster.

Back (n.)

An extended upper part, as of a mountain or ridge.

Back (n.)

The outward or upper part of a thing, as opposed to the inner or lower part; as, the back of the hand, the back of the foot, the back of a hand rail.

Back (n.)

The part opposed to the front; the hinder or rear part of a thing; as, the back of a book; the back of an army; the back of a chimney.

Back (n.)

The part opposite to, or most remote from, that which fronts the speaker or actor; or the part out of sight, or not generally seen; as, the back of an island, of a hill, or of a village.

Back (n.)

The part of a cutting tool on the opposite side from its edge; as, the back of a knife, or of a saw.

Back (n.)

A support or resource in reserve.

Back (n.)

The keel and keelson of a ship.

Back (n.)

The upper part of a lode, or the roof of a horizontal underground passage.

Back (n.)

A garment for the back; hence, clothing.

Back (a.)

Being at the back or in the rear; distant; remote; as, the back door; back settlements.

Back (a.)

Being in arrear; overdue; as, back rent.

Back (a.)

Moving or operating backward; as, back action.

Back (v. i.)

To get upon the back of; to mount.

Back (v. i.)

To place or seat upon the back.

Back (v. i.)

To drive or force backward; to cause to retreat or recede; as, to back oxen.

Back (v. i.)

To make a back for; to furnish with a back; as, to back books.

Back (v. i.)

To adjoin behind; to be at the back of.

Back (v. i.)

To write upon the back of; as, to back a letter; to indorse; as, to back a note or legal document.

Back (v. i.)

To support; to maintain; to second or strengthen by aid or influence; as, to back a friend.

Back (v. i.)

To bet on the success of; -- as, to back a race horse.

Back (v. i.)

To move or go backward; as, the horse refuses to back.

Back (v. i.)

To change from one quarter to another by a course opposite to that of the sun; -- used of the wind.

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Body part

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Handball position

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Side or face of an item opposite its front side

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Lunar crater

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In horse anatomy

Back (Last Name / Surname)

Back is the #4,051 most common last name / surname from the 2010 United States Census. The census reported that 8,762 people had that surname.

Example Sentence (Quote)

" (after ramming a carrot through the back of a guy's head) Eat your vegetables." - Shoot 'Em Up

Example Sentence (Quote)

" (angrily) Now, put that thing back where it came from, or so help me...!" - Monsters, Inc.

Example Sentence (Quote)

" (as a alligator in the Dark) I'm way back this time." - Care Bears Movie II: A New Generation

Example Sentence (Quote)

" (as a hawk perched in a tree, watching Dawn and John) I'll be back for you. (screeches away)" - Care Bears Movie II: A New Generation

Example Sentence (Quote)

" (David Sarif: Welcome back Adam, you look like a new man!") Right. Fresh out of the package."" - Deus Ex: Human Revolution


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