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1. forth

adverb. ['ˈfɔrθ'] from a particular thing or place or position (`forth' is obsolete).

Synonyms

  • away

Antonyms

  • accurate
  • present

Etymology

  • forþ (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Back And Forth

  • thenceforth
  • henceforth
  • dansforth
  • goforth
  • warth
  • porth
  • north
  • korth
  • fourth
  • borth

Example sentences of the word back-and-forth


1. Noun Phrase
Heat an iron to the low heat setting and then rub it back and forth over the cloth.

2. Noun Phrase
Raise the root ball out of the ground by rocking it back and forth with the shovel.

3. Noun Phrase
Remove the plug from the pen by gently tugging back and forth on it.

4. Noun Phrase
Pull upwards on the pliers while you are wiggling the plug back and forth.

2. 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))

3. 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))

4. 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))

5. 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))

6. 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))

7. 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))

8. 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))

9. 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))

10. 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))
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