(esp. of wages or something published or released) From or relating to the past
she was owed back pay
Directed toward the rear or in a reversed course
(of a sound) Articulated at the back of the mouth
Give financial, material, or moral support to
he had a newspaper empire backing him
go up there and tell them—I'll back you up
Bet money on (a person or animal) winning a race or contest
he backed the horse at 33–1
Be in favor of
over 97 percent backed the changes
Supplement in order to reinforce or strengthen
U.S. troops were backed up by forces from European countries
Cover the back of (an object) in order to support, protect, or decorate it
a mirror backed with tortoiseshell
(esp. in popular music) Provide musical accompaniment to (a singer or musician)
brisk guitar work backed by drums, bass, fiddle, and accordion
Put a song or piece of music on the less important side of (a recording)
the new single is backed with a track from the LP
Walk or drive backward
she tried to back away
backing down the stairs
the administration backed away from the plan
he backed the Mercedes into the yard
(of the wind) Change direction counterclockwise around the points of the compass
the wind had backed to the northwest
Put (a sail) aback in order to slow the vessel down
(of a property) Have its back adjacent to (a piece of land or body of water)
a row of cottages backed on the water
his garage wall backs onto the neighboring property
Lie behind or at the back of
the promenade is backed by lots of cafes
The rear surface of the human body from the shoulders to the hips
he lay on his back
Forbes slapped me on the back
The corresponding upper surface of an animal's body
The spine of a person or animal
The part of a chair against which the sitter's back rests
The part of a garment that covers a person's back
A person's torso or body regarded in terms of wearing clothes
all he owned were the clothes on his back
A person's back regarded as carrying a load or bearing an imposition
they wanted the government off their backs
The side or part of something that is away from the spectator or from the direction in which it moves or faces; the rear
at the back of the hotel is a secluded garden
an empty spot in the back of the plane
The position directly behind someone or something
she unbuttoned her dress from the back
The side or part of an object opposed to the one that is normally seen or used; the less active, visible, or important part of something
write on the back of a postcard
he wiped his mouth with the back of his hand
The part of a book where the pages are held together by a binding
A player in a field game whose initial position is behind the front line
their backs showed some impressive running and passing
The position taken by such a player
Toward the rear; in the opposite direction from the one that one is facing or traveling
she moved back a pace
she walked away without looking back
Expressing movement of the body into a reclining position
he leaned back in his chair
sit back and relax
At a distance away
I thought you were miles back
the officer pushed the crowd back
he knew that other people were back of him
Expressing a return to an earlier or normal condition
she put the book back on the shelf
drive to Montreal and back
I went back to sleep
he was given his job back
sideburns are back
In or into the past
he made his fortune back in 1955
At a place previously left or mentioned
the folks back home are counting on him
they wrote back to me
in or to or toward a former location; "she went back to her parents' house"
back(a): related to or located at the back; "the back yard"; "the back entrance"
be behind; approve of; "He plumped for the Labor Party"; "I backed Kennedy in 1960"
the posterior part of a human (or animal) body from the neck to the end of the spine; "his back was nicely tanned"
travel backward; "back into the driveway"; "The car backed up and hit the tree"
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"
The human back is the large posterior area of the human body, rising from the top of the buttocks to the back of the neck and the shoulders. ...
B.A.C.K. is the fourth studio album by the Danish technical thrash metal band Artillery. It was released in 1999 on Die Hard music.
Back is the name of a studio album by country music singer, Lynn Anderson, released in 1983.
Back is a small lunar impact crater that is located near the eastern limb of the Moon. It lies on the northwest edge of the Mare Smythii, and the northeast rim is adjacent to the crater Schubert. To the west is Jenkins, and to the southwest is the Weierstrass–Van Vleck crater pair. ...
The back describes the area of horse anatomy where the saddle goes, and in popular usage extends to include the loin or lumbar region behind the thoracic vertebrae that also is crucial to a horse's weight-carrying ability. ...
Back is a novel written by British writer Henry Green and published in 1946.
(backness) Quality of being a back vowel
the running backs; the halfback and the fullback.
(Backs) the group of players normally numbered Nos. 9 to 15 who do not participate in scrums and line-outs, except for the scrum-half.
(Backs) players specifically identified in a system of play (formation) as defenders; back defenders; fullbacks.
(BACKS) nickname or abbreviation of the name given to the defenders who line up in the rear, in front of the goalkeeper; the name refers to the left and right fullbacks as well as the centerbacks, also known as sweepers.
(Backs) Positions 9 thru 15. Their primary role is to move the ball by running or kicking in order to score for the team. The Backs are typically fast runner and have the agility required to maneuver through the opposition.
(The backs) Behind the scrum are the two most important positions in a rugby union side - the half-backs. ...
A position behind the offensive and defensive linemen. Offensively, mostly used for running plays: Running back, Tailback, Quarterbacks, Halfback, Fullbacks and Wingback. Defensively, generally faster players with some or all responsibility to cover receivers: Linebackers, Cornerbacks and Safeties.
The back of a book is the binding edge. To back a book is to shape the back of a previously rounded book, so as to make a shoulder on either side against which the front and back covers fit closely.
The broad surface of a tile which doe not contain the pips and bar. The backs of some dominoes might carry a design stamped into their surface in the case of cheap wooden tiles. ...
marks left in a sheet of hand made paper where it has been dried over ropes.
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Region between withers and root of tail, but in some standards may refer to region between withers and loin.