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[noun] the position of a player on a football team who is stationed behind the line of scrimmage
[noun] a support that you can lean against while sitting; "the back of the dental chair was adjustable"
[noun] the part of a garment that covers your back; "they pinned a `kick me' sign on his back"
[noun] the front and back covering of a book; "the book had a leather binding"
[noun] the side that goes last or is not normally seen; "he wrote the date on the back of the photograph"
[noun] the posterior part of a human (or animal) body from the neck to the end of the spine; "his back was nicely tanned"
[noun] the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord; "the fall broke his back"
[noun] the part of something that is furthest from the normal viewer; "he stood at the back of the stage"; "it was hidden in the rear of the store"
[noun] (football) a person who plays in the backfield
[adv] in or to or toward a past time; "set the clocks back an hour"; "never look back"; "lovers of the past looking fondly backward"
[adv] at or to or toward or the back or rear; "he moved back"; "tripped when he stepped backward"; "she looked rearward out the window of the car"
[adv] in repayment or retaliation; "we paid back everything we had borrowed"; "he hit me and I hit him back"; "I was kept in after school for talking back to the teacher"
[adv] in or to or toward a former location; "she went back to her parents' house"
[adv] in or to or toward an original condition; "he went back to sleep"
[adv] in answer; "he wrote back three days later"; "had little to say in reply to the questions"
[verb] shift to a counterclockwise direction; "the wind backed"
[verb] strengthen by providing with a back or backing
[verb] establish as valid or genuine; "Can you back up your claims?"
[verb] place a bet on; "Which horse are you backing?"; "I'm betting on the new horse"
[verb] travel backward; "back into the driveway"; "The car backed up and hit the tree"
[verb] cause to travel backward; "back the car into the parking spot"
[verb] support financial backing for; "back this enterprise"
[verb] be behind; approve of; "He plumped for the Labor Party"; "I backed Kennedy in 1960"
[verb] give support or one's blessing to; "I'll second that motion"; "I can't back this plan"; "endorse a new project"
[verb] be in back of; "My garage backs their yard"
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\Back\, n. [F. bac: cf. Arm. bak tray, bowl.] 1. A large shallow vat; a cistern, tub, or trough, used by brewers, distillers, dyers, picklers, gluemakers, and others, for mixing or cooling wort, holding water, hot glue, etc. {Hop back}, {Jack back}, the cistern which receives the infusion of malt and hops from the copper. {Wash back}, a vat in which distillers ferment the wort to form wash. {Water back}, a cistern to hold a supply of water; esp. a small cistern at the back of a stove, or a group of pipes set in the fire box of a stove or furnace, through which water circulates and is heated. 2. A ferryboat. See {Bac}, 1.
\Back\, n. [As b[ae]c, bac; akin to Icel., Sw., & LG. bak, Dan. bag; cf. OHG. bahho ham, Skr. bhaj to turn, OSlav. b?g? flight. Cf. {Bacon}.] 1. In human beings, the hinder part of the body, extending from the neck to the end of the spine; in other animals, that part of the body which corresponds most nearly to such part of a human being; as, the back of a horse, fish, or lobster. 2. An extended upper part, as of a mountain or ridge. [The mountains] their broad bare backs upheave Into the clouds. --Milton. 3. The outward or upper part of a thing, as opposed to the inner or lower part; as, the back of the hand, the back of the foot, the back of a hand rail. Methought Love pitying me, when he saw this, Gave me your hands, the backs and palms to kiss. --Donne. 4. The part opposed to the front; the hinder or rear part of a thing; as, the back of a book; the back of an army; the back of a chimney. 5. The part opposite to, or most remote from, that which fronts the speaker or actor; or the part out of sight, or not generally seen; as, the back of an island, of a hill, or of a village. 6. The part of a cutting tool on the opposite side from its edge; as, the back of a knife, or of a saw. 7. A support or resource in reserve. This project Should have a back or second, that might hold, If this should blast in proof. --Shak. 8. (Naut.) The keel and keelson of a ship. 9. (Mining) The upper part of a lode, or the roof of a horizontal underground passage. 10. A garment for the back; hence, clothing. A bak to walken inne by daylight. --Chaucer. {Behind one's back}, when one is absent; without one's knowledge; as, to ridicule a person behind his back. {Full back}, {Half back}, {Quarter back} (Football), players stationed behind those in the front line. {To be or lie on one's back}, to be helpless. {To put}, {or get}, {one's back up}, to assume an attitude of obstinate resistance (from the action of a cat when attacked.). [Colloq.] {To see the back of}, to get rid of. {To turn the back}, to go away; to flee. {To turn the back on one}, to forsake or neglect him.
\Back\, a. 1. Being at the back or in the rear; distant; remote; as, the back door; back settlements. 2. Being in arrear; overdue; as, back rent. 3. Moving or operating backward; as, back action. {Back charges}, charges brought forward after an account has been made up. {Back filling} (Arch.), the mass of materials used in filling up the space between two walls, or between the inner and outer faces of a wall, or upon the haunches of an arch or vault. {Back pressure}. (Steam Engine) See under {Pressure}. {Back rest}, a guide attached to the slide rest of a lathe, and placed in contact with the work, to steady it in turning. {Back slang}, a kind of slang in which every word is written or pronounced backwards; as, nam for man. {Back stairs}, stairs in the back part of a house; private stairs. Also used adjectively. See {Back stairs}, {Backstairs}, and {Backstair}, in the Vocabulary. {Back step} (Mil.), the retrograde movement of a man or body of men, without changing front. {Back stream}, a current running against the main current of a stream; an eddy. {To take the back track}, to retrace one's steps; to retreat. [Colloq.]
\Back\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Backed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Backing}.] 1. To get upon the back of; to mount. I will back him [a horse] straight. --Shak. 2. To place or seat upon the back. [R.] Great Jupiter, upon his eagle backed, Appeared to me. --Shak. 3. To drive or force backward; to cause to retreat or recede; as, to back oxen. 4. To make a back for; to furnish with a back; as, to back books. 5. To adjoin behind; to be at the back of. A garden . . . with a vineyard backed. --Shak. The chalk cliffs which back the beach. --Huxley. 6. To write upon the back of; as, to back a letter; to indorse; as, to back a note or legal document. 7. To support; to maintain; to second or strengthen by aid or influence; as, to back a friend. ``Parliament would be backed by the people.'' --Macaulay. Have still found it necessary to back and fortify their laws with rewards and punishments. --South. The mate backed the captain manfully. --Blackw. Mag. 8. To bet on the success of; -- as, to back a race horse. {To back an anchor} (Naut.), to lay down a small anchor ahead of a large one, the cable of the small one being fastened to the crown of the large one. {To back the field}, in horse racing, to bet against a particular horse or horses, that some one of all the other horses, collectively designated ``the field'', will win. {To back the oars}, to row backward with the oars. {To back a rope}, to put on a preventer. {To back the sails}, to arrange them so as to cause the ship to move astern. {To back up}, to support; to sustain; as, to back up one's friends. {To back a warrant} (Law), is for a justice of the peace, in the county where the warrant is to be executed, to sign or indorse a warrant, issued in another county, to apprehend an offender. {To back water} (Naut.), to reverse the action of the oars, paddles, or propeller, so as to force the boat or ship backward.
\Back\, v. i. 1. To move or go backward; as, the horse refuses to back. 2. (Naut.) To change from one quarter to another by a course opposite to that of the sun; -- used of the wind. 3. (Sporting) To stand still behind another dog which has pointed; -- said of a dog. [Eng.] {To back and fill}, to manage the sails of a ship so that the wind strikes them alternately in front and behind, in order to keep the ship in the middle of a river or channel while the current or tide carries the vessel against the wind. Hence: (Fig.) To take opposite positions alternately; to assert and deny. [Colloq.]

Synonyms for back

back up, backbone, backrest, backward, backwards, bet on, binding, book binding, cover, dorsum, endorse, gage, game, in reply, plump for, plunk for, punt, rachis, rear, rear, rearward, rearwards, spinal column, spine, stake, support, vertebral column

Antonyms: advance, ahead, bring forward, face, forrad, forrard, forward, forwards, front, front, front, frontward, frontwards, look, veer

See also: back off | back up | cantle | intervertebral disc | intervertebral disk | line backer | locomote | lumbar vertebra | move | O.K. | okay | play | position | position | quarter | sanction | spinal canal | substantiate | support | tailback | torso | vertebral canal | wager | warrant | wingback |

Related terms: backward, black letter, consonantal, deceitfully, descend, distant, forsake, go around, head, helpless, in arrear, logotype, posterior, rearmost, round, signature, soaring, stiffener, strengthen, table of contents, thick, tighten, type body, type lice, unaccented, undergird, undersign, unpunctual, voice box, wrong-way around

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Let's analyse "back" as pure text. This string has Four letters in One syllable and One vowel. 25% of vowels is 13.6% less then average English word. Written in backwards: KCAB. Average typing speed for these characters is 1090 milliseconds. [info]

Morse code: -... .- -.-. -.-


Hearts desire number calculated from vowels: back: 1 = 1, reduced: 1 . and the final result is One.
Destiny number calculated from all letters: back: 2 + 1 + 3 + 2 = 8, reduced: 8, and the final result is Eight.

Tarot cards

Letter Num. Tarot c. Intensity Meaning
A (1) 1 Magician Creative, Inventive, Intuitive
B (1) 2 High Priestess Compassionate, Caring, Knowing
C (1) 3 Empress Patient, Willful, Strong, Giving
K (1) 11 Justice Charismatic, Quick, Leader, Bold

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