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Definition of Back

  • 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.
  • A ferryboat. See Bac, 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.
  • An extended upper part, as of a mountain or ridge.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The part of a cutting tool on the opposite side from its edge; as, the back of a knife, or of a saw.
  • A support or resource in reserve.
  • The keel and keelson of a ship.
  • The upper part of a lode, or the roof of a horizontal underground passage.
  • Being at the back or in the rear; distant; remote; as, the back door; back settlements.
  • Being in arrear; overdue; as, back rent.
  • Moving or operating backward; as, back action.
  • To get upon the back of; to mount.
  • To place or seat upon the back.
  • To drive or force backward; to cause to retreat or recede; as, to back oxen.
  • To make a back for; to furnish with a back; as, to back books.
  • To adjoin behind; to be at the back of.
  • To write upon the back of; as, to back a letter; to indorse; as, to back a note or legal document.
  • To support; to maintain; to second or strengthen by aid or influence; as, to back a friend.
  • To bet on the success of; -- as, to back a race horse.
  • To move or go backward; as, the horse refuses to back.
  • To change from one quarter to another by a course opposite to that of the sun; -- used of the wind.
  • To stand still behind another dog which has pointed; -- said of a dog.
  • In, to, or toward, the rear; as, to stand back; to step back.
  • To the place from which one came; to the place or person from which something is taken or derived; as, to go back for something left behind; to go back to one's native place; to put a book back after reading it.
  • To a former state, condition, or station; as, to go back to private life; to go back to barbarism.
  • Of time) In times past; ago.
  • Away from contact; by reverse movement.
  • In concealment or reserve; in one's own possession; as, to keep back the truth; to keep back part of the money due to another.
  • In a state of restraint or hindrance.
  • In return, repayment, or requital.
  • In withdrawal from a statement, promise, or undertaking; as, he took back the offensive words.
  • In arrear; as, to be back in one's rent.
  • (American football) the position of a player on a football team who is stationed behind the line of scrimmage
  • a support that you can lean against while sitting
  • the part of a garment that covers the back of your body
  • the protective covering on the front, back, and spine of a book
  • the side that goes last or is not normally seen
  • the posterior part of a human (or animal) body from the neck to the end of the spine
  • the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord
  • the part of something that is furthest from the normal viewer
  • (football) a person who plays in the backfield
  • strengthen by providing with a back or backing
  • establish as valid or genuine
  • shift to a counterclockwise direction
  • place a bet on
  • travel backward
  • cause to travel backward
  • support financial backing for
  • be behind; approve of
  • give support or one's approval to
  • be in back of
  • in or to or toward a past time
  • at or to or toward the back or rear
  • in repayment or retaliation
  • in or to or toward a former location
  • in or to or toward an original condition
  • in reply
  • related to or located at the back

How to use back in a sentence. Back pronunciation.

After visiting Jasper Kimber at Heddington, as I came back over the hill by the path we all took that day after the Meeting-Ebn Ezra Bey, my father, Elder Fairley, and thee and me-I drew near the chairmaker's but where thee lived alone all those sad months.
I had but come back in time-a day later, and he would have sat here and seen me in the Pit below before giving way.
From the Mokattam Hills, where he read Faith's letter again, his back against one of the forts which Napoleon had built in his Egyptian days, he scanned the distance.
Merry faces looked back and nodded, and in a moment they were gone.
It had its own entrance and exits from the Palace, opening on the square at the front, at the back opening on its own garden, which also had its own exits to the public road.
England rushed back upon him-the love of those at home; of his father, the only father he had ever known; of Faith, the only mother or sister he had ever known; of old John Fairley; the love of the woods and the hills where he had wandered came upon him.
He pressed it, the door yielded, and, throwing it back, he stepped into the room-to see a woman struggling to resist the embraces and kisses of a man.
I am given to my appointed task; I am set on a road of life in which there is no looking back.
There was silence as they faced each other, his back against the door.
She got to her feet with a passionate gesture, but he put a hand gently upon her arm, and she sank back again.
Presently she realised this, and drew back, then made as though to dry the tears from the paper with her handkerchief.
Thee must not turn back now.
I could not turn back now.
He turned towards the door, and was about to open it, when there came a knocking, and he stepped back.
Lacey drew back to the gateway again and leaned against the wall, his cigar blazing in the dusk.
I'll see her safe back.
Then Nahoum passed back into his bedroom as stealthily as he had come.
Presently in a red fury he cried: "Go-go-go, and bring me back by midnight Nahoum, and Foorgat's treasures, to the last piastre.
Kaid nodded, and leaned back among the cushions.
And now this new-comer who would rule Kaid, and lay his hand upon Egypt like Joseph of old, and bring back Nahoum, to the shame of every Muslim-behold, the spark is to the tinder, it shall burn.

Examples of Back

Example #1
It was late evening; the sun had set.
Example #2
Now for the strange thing I hinted.
Example #3
Possession's nine points were with me; and here I sat and faced him; and here he stormed, and would do this and should do that; and I went on with my work.
Example #4
It scared him, as though I was the devil himself, to find me here.
Example #5
At his feet lay the great mosque, and the citadel, whose guns controlled the city, could pour into it a lava stream of shot and shell.
Example #6
He had also early in his life learned that an honest smile begets confidence; and his face, grave and even a little austere in outline, was usually lighted by a smile.