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Synonyms for back

Synonyms for (noun) back

Synonyms: back Definition: (American football) the position of a player on a football team who is stationed behind the line of scrimmage

Similar words: position Definition: (in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player Usage: what position does he play?

Synonyms: back, backrest Definition: a support that you can lean against while sitting Usage: the back of the dental chair was adjustable

Similar words: support Definition: any device that bears the weight of another thing Usage: there was no place to attach supports for a shelf

Synonyms: back Definition: the part of a garment that covers the back of your body Usage: they pinned a `kick me' sign on his back

Similar words: cloth covering Definition: a covering made of cloth

Synonyms: binding, back, book binding, cover Definition: the protective covering on the front, back, and spine of a book Usage: the book had a leather binding

Similar words: protection, protective cover, protective covering Definition: a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury Usage: they had no protection from the fallout; wax provided protection for the floors

Synonyms: rear, back Definition: the side that goes last or is not normally seen Usage: he wrote the date on the back of the photograph

Similar words: side Definition: an extended outer surface of an object Usage: he turned the box over to examine the bottom side; they painted all four sides of the house

Synonyms: back, dorsum Definition: the posterior part of a human (or animal) body from the neck to the end of the spine Usage: his back was nicely tanned

Similar words: body part Definition: any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity

Synonyms: back, backbone, vertebral column, spinal column, spine, rachis Definition: the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord Usage: the fall broke his back

Similar words: skeletal structure Definition: any structure created by the skeleton of an organism

Synonyms: rear, back Definition: the part of something that is furthest from the normal viewer Usage: he stood at the back of the stage; it was hidden in the rear of the store

Similar words: position, place Definition: the particular portion of space occupied by something Usage: he put the lamp back in its place

Synonyms: back Definition: (football) a person who plays in the backfield

Similar words: football player, footballer Definition: an athlete who plays American football

Synonyms for (verb) back

Synonyms: back Definition: strengthen by providing with a back or backing

Similar words: strengthen Definition: gain strength Usage: His body strengthened

Synonyms: back, back up Definition: establish as valid or genuine Usage: Can you back up your claims?

Similar words: affirm, substantiate, support, sustain, corroborate, confirm Definition: establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts Usage: his story confirmed my doubts; The evidence supports the defendant

Synonyms: back Definition: shift to a counterclockwise direction Usage: the wind backed

Similar words: change over, shift, switch Definition: make a shift in or exchange of Usage: First Joe led; then we switched

Synonyms: punt, stake, gage, game, back, bet on Definition: place a bet on Usage: Which horse are you backing?; I'm betting on the new horse

Similar words: play, bet, wager Definition: stake on the outcome of an issue Usage: I bet $100 on that new horse; She played all her money on the dark horse

Synonyms: back Definition: travel backward Usage: back into the driveway; The car backed up and hit the tree

Similar words: go, locomote, travel, move Definition: change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically Usage: How fast does your new car go?; We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus; The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect; The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell; news travelled fast

Synonyms: back Definition: support financial backing for Usage: back this enterprise

Similar words: finance Definition: obtain or provide money for Usage: Can we finance the addition to our home?

Synonyms: plump for, plunk for, endorse, indorse, back, support Definition: be behind; approve of Usage: He plumped for the Labor Party; I backed Kennedy in 1960

Similar words: sanction, O.K., okay, approve Definition: give sanction to Usage: I approve of his educational policies

Synonyms: indorse, second, endorse, back Definition: give support or one's approval to Usage: I'll second that motion; I can't back this plan; endorse a new project

Similar words: back up, support Definition: give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to Usage: She supported him during the illness; Her children always backed her up

Synonyms: back Definition: be in back of Usage: My garage backs their yard

Similar words: lie Definition: be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position

Synonyms for (adjective) back

Synonyms: back, hind, hinder Definition: located at or near the back of an animal Usage: back (or hind) legs; the hinder part of a carcass

Similar words: posterior Definition: located at or near or behind a part or near the end of a structure

Synonyms: back Definition: related to or located at the back Usage: the back yard; the back entrance

Similar words: backmost, rearmost, hindermost, hindmost Definition: located farthest to the rear

Similar words: rear, rearward Definition: located in or toward the back or rear Usage: the chair's rear legs; the rear door of the plane; on the rearward side

Synonyms: back Definition: of an earlier date Usage: back issues of the magazine

Similar words: noncurrent Definition: not current or belonging to the present time