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Meaning of back

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      adv 1: in or to or toward a former location; "she went back to
             her parents' house"
      2: 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" [syn: {back}, {backward}, {backwards},
         {rearward}, {rearwards}] [ant: {forrad}, {forrard},
         {forward}, {forwards}, {frontward}, {frontwards}]
      3: in or to or toward an original condition; "he went back to
      4: in or to or toward a past time; "set the clocks back an
         hour"; "never look back"; "lovers of the past looking fondly
         backward" [syn: {back}, {backward}] [ant: {ahead}, {forward}]
      5: in reply; "he wrote back three days later"
      6: 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"
      adj 1: related to or located at the back; "the back yard"; "the
             back entrance" [ant: {front(a)}]
      2: located at or near the back of an animal; "back (or hind)
         legs"; "the hinder part of a carcass" [syn: {back(a)},
         {hind(a)}, {hinder(a)}]
      3: of an earlier date; "back issues of the magazine"
      n 1: the posterior part of a human (or animal) body from the
           neck to the end of the spine; "his back was nicely tanned"
           [syn: {back}, {dorsum}]
      2: the side that goes last or is not normally seen; "he wrote
         the date on the back of the photograph" [syn: {rear}, {back}]
         [ant: {front}]
      3: 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" [syn: {back}, {rear}] [ant:
      4: (football) a person who plays in the backfield
      5: the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and
         protecting the spinal cord; "the fall broke his back" [syn:
         {spinal column}, {vertebral column}, {spine}, {backbone},
         {back}, {rachis}]
      6: the protective covering on the front, back, and spine of a
         book; "the book had a leather binding" [syn: {binding}, {book
         binding}, {cover}, {back}]
      7: the part of a garment that covers the back of your body;
         "they pinned a `kick me' sign on his back"
      8: a support that you can lean against while sitting; "the back
         of the dental chair was adjustable" [syn: {back}, {backrest}]
      9: (American football) the position of a player on a football
         team who is stationed behind the line of scrimmage
      v 1: be behind; approve of; "He plumped for the Labor Party"; "I
           backed Kennedy in 1960" [syn: {back}, {endorse}, {indorse},
           {plump for}, {plunk for}, {support}]
      2: travel backward; "back into the driveway"; "The car backed up
         and hit the tree"
      3: give support or one's approval to; "I'll second that motion";
         "I can't back this plan"; "endorse a new project" [syn:
         {second}, {back}, {endorse}, {indorse}]
      4: cause to travel backward; "back the car into the parking
         spot" [ant: {advance}, {bring forward}]
      5: support financial backing for; "back this enterprise"
      6: be in back of; "My garage backs their yard" [ant: {face},
         {front}, {look}]
      7: place a bet on; "Which horse are you backing?"; "I'm betting
         on the new horse" [syn: {bet on}, {back}, {gage}, {stake},
         {game}, {punt}]
      8: shift to a counterclockwise direction; "the wind backed"
         [ant: {veer}]
      9: establish as valid or genuine; "Can you back up your claims?"
         [syn: {back}, {back up}]
      10: strengthen by providing with a back or backing

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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