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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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Words that Rhyme with Lean 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

2. lean

verb. ['ˈliːn'] to incline or bend from a vertical position.

Synonyms

  • tip
  • bend
  • angle
  • lean back
  • recline
  • tilt
  • list
  • flex
  • incline
  • slant
  • heel
  • weather
  • pitch

Antonyms

  • big
  • large
  • wide
  • thick

Etymology

  • lene (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hlæne (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • lenen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hleonian (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. lean

adjective. ['ˈliːn'] lacking excess flesh.

Synonyms

  • lanky
  • shrunken
  • slim-waisted
  • spindle-shanked
  • skeletal
  • gangly
  • spare
  • gangling
  • reedy
  • weedy
  • stringy
  • bony
  • shrivelled
  • slender
  • slight
  • svelte
  • pinched
  • reedlike
  • skinny
  • wisplike
  • wispy
  • underweight
  • wizened
  • haggard
  • anorectic
  • wizen
  • slim
  • twiglike
  • emaciated
  • hollow-eyed
  • boney
  • sunken-eyed
  • spindly
  • scraggy
  • body weight
  • trim
  • rawboned
  • wiry
  • deep-eyed
  • wasp-waisted
  • ectomorphic
  • anorexic
  • cadaverous
  • withered
  • gaunt
  • scrawny
  • slender-waisted
  • spindle-legged
  • scarecrowish
  • lank
  • twiggy
  • thin
  • shriveled

Antonyms

  • fat
  • mesomorphic
  • valuable
  • found

Etymology

  • lene (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hlæne (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • lenen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hleonian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. lean

verb. ['ˈliːn'] cause to lean or incline.

Synonyms

  • place
  • pose
  • lay
  • put
  • position

Antonyms

  • substantial
  • boneless
  • wet
  • awkward

Etymology

  • lene (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hlæne (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • lenen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hleonian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. 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))

10. 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))
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