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1. backbone

noun. ['ˈbækˌboʊn'] a central cohesive source of support and stability.

Synonyms

  • keystone
  • anchor
  • support
  • linchpin
  • lynchpin

Antonyms

  • gross
  • proximate
  • disengage
  • disentangle

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Words that Rhyme with Backbone

  • anklebone
  • barbone
  • carbone
  • catrambone
  • cheekbone
  • collarbone
  • jawbone
  • kneebone
  • nalbone
  • rathbone
  • shinbone
  • t-bone
  • wishbone

Example sentences of the word backbone


1. Noun, singular or mass
T-shirts are comfortable, can be dressed up and down and are the backbone in most wardrobes.

Quotes containing the word backbone


1. To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funny bone.
- Reba McEntire

2. You’re wishin’ too much, baby. You gotta stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone oughtta be.
- Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

3. Your way of life is sinful and wrong,"he said fiercely.Thus says a man who admits to worshipping a God who vilifies pleasure, relegates women to roles that are little more than servants and broodmares, though they are the backbone of your church, and seeks to control his worshippers through guilt and fear.
- P.C. Cast, Betrayed

2. backbone

noun. ['ˈbækˌboʊn'] fortitude and determination.

Synonyms

  • sand
  • guts
  • moxie
  • fortitude
  • grit

Antonyms

  • unrelatedness
  • irrelevance
  • unconnectedness
  • unconnected

3. backbone

noun. ['ˈbækˌboʊn'] the part of a network that connects other networks together.

Synonyms

  • network
  • net
  • meshwork
  • mesh
  • connexion
  • meshing
  • connecter
  • connective
  • connector

Antonyms

  • front
  • fore
  • anterior
  • negate

4. backbone

noun. ['ˈbækˌboʊn'] the part of a book's cover that encloses the inner side of the book's pages and that faces outward when the book is shelved.

Synonyms

  • portion
  • part
  • book
  • volume

Antonyms

  • forward
  • veer
  • ahead
  • current

5. backbone

noun. ['ˈbækˌboʊn'] the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord.

Synonyms

  • axial skeleton
  • rachis
  • intervertebral disk
  • vertebral canal
  • spinal canal
  • chine
  • notochord
  • canalis vertebralis
  • intervertebral disc
  • vertebra
  • spinal column
  • skeletal structure
  • coccyx
  • tail bone
  • vertebral column
  • back

Antonyms

  • separation
  • incoherence
  • disconnectedness
  • stranger
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