Textual thesaurus for "back"

(adj) hind, hinder

located at or near the back of an animal

back (or hind) legs; the hinder part of a carcass

(adv) backward

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) backward, backwards, rearward, rearwards

at or to or toward the back or rear

he moved back; tripped when he stepped backward; she looked rearward out the window of the car

(noun) backrest

a support that you can lean against while sitting

the back of the dental chair was adjustable

(noun) binding, book binding, cover

the protective covering on the front, back, and spine of a book

the book had a leather binding

(noun) rear

the side that goes last or is not normally seen

he wrote the date on the back of the photograph

(noun) dorsum

the posterior part of a human (or animal) body from the neck to the end of the spine

his back was nicely tanned

(noun) backbone, vertebral column, spinal column, spine, rachis

the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord

the fall broke his back

(noun) rear

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

(verb) back up

establish as valid or genuine

Can you back up your claims?

(verb) punt, stake, gage, game, bet on

place a bet on

Which horse are you backing?; I'm betting on the new horse

(verb) plump for, plunk for, endorse, indorse, support

be behind; approve of

He plumped for the Labor Party; I backed Kennedy in 1960

(verb) indorse, second, endorse

give support or one's approval to

I'll second that motion; I can't back this plan; endorse a new project