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1. back

noun. ['ˈbæk'] the posterior part of a human (or animal) body from the neck to the end of the spine.

Synonyms

  • thoracic vertebra
  • dorsum
  • saddle
  • dorsal vertebra
  • body part
  • small
  • lat
  • body
  • torso
  • lumbar vertebra
  • latissimus dorsi

Antonyms

  • coarse
  • artifact
  • thinness
  • breakableness

Etymology

  • bak (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bæc (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Back

  • post-attack
  • vanvlack
  • knick-knack
  • unpack
  • tabak
  • stracke
  • strack
  • repack
  • oblak
  • dulac
  • chirac
  • beaulac
  • whack
  • trak
  • track
  • trac
  • stack
  • stac
  • spak
  • spack
  • snack
  • smack
  • slack
  • schrack
  • schnack
  • schlack
  • quack
  • plaque
  • placke
  • plack

How do you pronounce back?

Pronounce back as bæk.

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How do you spell back? Is it bcak ?

A common misspelling of back is bcak

Sentences with back


1. Noun, singular or mass
Does your back still hurt when you bench press?

2. Adverb
Your medical team will work with you to find the best lower back pain workout plan for your body.

3. Verb, base form
Come up with key points to back up your thesis.

Quotes about back


1. Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.
- John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

2. It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.
- Leonardo da Vinci

3. To be able to look back upon one's past life with satisfaction is to live twice.
- Lord Acton

2. back

adverb. ['ˈbæk'] at or to or toward the back or rear.

Synonyms

  • rearward
  • rearwards
  • backward

Antonyms

  • disprove
  • disagree
  • take
  • inactivity

Etymology

  • bak (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bæc (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. back

adjective. ['ˈbæk'] related to or located at the back.

Synonyms

  • posterior
  • rearmost
  • rear
  • hindermost
  • backmost
  • aft
  • rearward

Antonyms

  • front
  • anterior
  • disallow
  • boycott

Etymology

  • bak (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bæc (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. back

adverb. ['ˈbæk'] in or to or toward a past time.

Antonyms

  • ahead

Etymology

  • bak (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bæc (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. back

noun. ['ˈbæk'] the side that goes last or is not normally seen.

Synonyms

  • quarter
  • poop
  • rear
  • side
  • after part
  • stern
  • tail
  • empennage

Antonyms

  • old
  • uppercase
  • loud
  • immoderate

Etymology

  • bak (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bæc (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. back

verb. ['ˈbæk'] be behind; approve of.

Synonyms

  • plunk for
  • champion
  • warrant
  • indorse
  • support
  • approve
  • okay
  • second
  • O.K.
  • defend
  • guarantee
  • sanction
  • plump for

Antonyms

  • left
  • right
  • unerect
  • erect

Etymology

  • bak (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bæc (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. back

verb. ['ˈbæk'] travel backward.

Synonyms

  • back out
  • go
  • locomote
  • travel

Antonyms

  • marginality
  • centrality
  • anteriority
  • northernness

Etymology

  • bak (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bæc (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. back

noun. ['ˈbæk'] the part of something that is furthest from the normal viewer.

Synonyms

  • place
  • position

Antonyms

  • thickness
  • thin
  • hardness

Etymology

  • bak (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bæc (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. back

verb. ['ˈbæk'] give support or one's approval to.

Synonyms

  • plunk for
  • indorse
  • support
  • second
  • back up
  • plump for

Antonyms

  • essential
  • primary
  • senior
  • basic

Etymology

  • bak (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bæc (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. back

verb. ['ˈbæk'] support financial backing for.

Antonyms

  • internal

Etymology

  • bak (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bæc (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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