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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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  • whack
  • trak
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  • spack
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  • plaque
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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. rear

noun. ['ˈrɪr'] the back of a military formation or procession.

Antonyms

  • undemanding

Etymology

  • rere (Anglo-Norman)
  • rado (Latin)
  • rere (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hrer (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • reren (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hreran (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. rear

noun. ['ˈrɪr'] the side of an object that is opposite its front.

Synonyms

  • side
  • face
  • nape
  • nucha
  • backside
  • rearward
  • scruff

Antonyms

  • artifact
  • thinness
  • breakableness
  • solidity

Etymology

  • rere (Anglo-Norman)
  • rado (Latin)
  • rere (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hrer (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • reren (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hreran (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. rear

verb. ['ˈrɪr'] stand up on the hind legs, of quadrupeds.

Synonyms

  • rise up
  • straighten

Antonyms

  • thin
  • hardness
  • worker

Etymology

  • rere (Anglo-Norman)
  • rado (Latin)
  • rere (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hrer (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • reren (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hreran (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. rear

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

Synonyms

  • back
  • position

Antonyms

  • middle
  • beginning
  • obverse

Etymology

  • rere (Anglo-Norman)
  • rado (Latin)
  • rere (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hrer (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • reren (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hreran (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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