Definitions and translations for "back"

Definition of back

Pronunciation
Adjective
1. Near the rear.
Go in the back door of the house.
2. Not current.
I’d like to find a back issue of that magazine.
3. Far from the main area.
They took a back road.
4. In arrear; overdue.
Back rent
5. Moving or operating backward.
Back action
6. Produced in the back of the mouth.
"U" in "rude" is a back vowel.
Adverb
7. To or in a previous condition or place.
He gave back the money.   He needs his money back.   He was on vacation, but now he’s back.   The office fell into chaos when you left, but now order is back.
8. Away from the front or from an edge.
Sit all the way back in your chair.
Step back from the curb.
9. In a manner that impedes.
Fear held him back.
10. In a reciprocal manner.
If you hurt me, I'll hurt you back.
Noun
11. The rear of the body, especially the part between the neck and the end of the spine and opposite the chest and belly.
Could you please scratch my back?
1. The spine and associated tissues.
I hurt my back lifting those crates.
2. Uncountable Large and attractive buttocks.
3. Figurative The part of a piece of clothing which covers the back.
I still need to finish the back of your dress.
4. The backrest, the part of a piece of furniture which receives the human back.
Can you fix the back of this chair?
5. Obsolete That part of the body that bears clothing.
12. That which is farthest away from the front.
He sat in the back of the room.
6. The side of any object which is opposite the front or useful side.
Turn the book over and look at the back.
7. The reverse side; the side that is not normally seen.
I hung the clothes on the back of the door.
8. Area behind, such as the backyard of a house.
We'll meet out in the back of the library.
9. The part of something that goes last.
The car was near the back of the train.
10. Sports In some team sports, a position behind most players on the team.
The backs were lined up in an I formation.
13. Upper part of a natural object which is considered to resemble an animal's back.
The small boat raced over the backs of the waves.
14. A support or resource in reserve.
15. The keel and keelson of a ship.
The ship's back broke in the pounding surf.
16. The roof of a horizontal underground passage.
17. Effort, usually physical.
Put some back into it!
18. A non-alcoholic drink (often water or a soft drink), to go with hard liquor or a cocktail.
Could I get a martini with a water back?
19. Among leather dealers, one of the thickest and stoutest tanned hides.
Verb
20. To go in the reverse direction.
The train backed into the station;
The horse refuses to back
21. To support.
I back you all the way;
Which horse are you backing in this race?
22. To change direction contrary to the normal pattern; that is, to shift anticlockwise in the northern hemisphere, or clockwise in the southern hemisphere.
23. To brace the yards so that the wind presses on the front of the sail, to slow the ship.
24. To lay out a second, smaller anchor to provide additional holding power.
25. To stand still behind another dog which has pointed.
26. To push or force backwards.
To back oxen
The mugger backed her into a corner and demanded her wallet.
27. To get upon the back of; to mount.
28. To place or seat upon the back.
29. To make a back for; to furnish with a back.
To back books
30. To adjoin behind; to be at the back of.
31. To write upon the back of, possibly as an endorsement.
To back a letter;
To back a note or legal document
32. To sign or endorse (a warrant, issued in another county, to apprehend an offender).
33. To row backward with (oars).
To back the oars
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English - English - back

Pronunciation
n. dorsal area; part of a chair where the back rests; rear part of the human body (from the neck to the end of the spine); end; defense player (Basketball)
v. support; move backwards, move to the rear
adj. behind, after

English - Spanish - back

Pronunciation
s. espalda, dorso, envés, espaldar, lomo, parte trasera, respaldo, reverso, trasero, zaga
v. echar para atrás, retroceder; secundar, acuerpar, dar apoyo moral a, dar respaldo a, respaldar, segundar; documentar; echarse atrás, consolidar, confirmar
adj. de atrás, dorsal, trasero; ulterior, posterior

English - French - back

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n. dos; reins (Anatomie); envers (tissu); verso (page) dossier (chaise); revers (médaille); fond; appui, dossier; fond; fin; arrière (Sports)
v. soutenir, supporter, appuyer, renforcer; parier, jouer; reculer, faire marche arrière, reculer
adj. derrière, après

English - German - back

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n. Rücken; Rückseite; Verteidiger (im Sport); Hintergrund; Ende
v. unterstützen (eine Sache, jemanden); rückwärts bewegen; zurücktreten
adj. hinter, rückständig

English - Indonesian - back

Pronunciation
n. punggung, bokong, sebelah belakang, belakang, sandaran, pemain belakang, bek
v. menyokong, memperkukuh, memperkukuhkan, mengongkosi, memundurkan
a. belakang, tunggakan, lama
adv. kembali

English - Italian - back

Pronunciation
s. schiena, dorso, spalle; groppa; spina dorsale; dietro, retro, parte posteriore; rovescio; fondo; schienale; (Sport) difensore; costola
v. appoggiare, sostenere, spalleggiare; far indietreggiare, mandare indietro; puntare su, scommettere su; avere alle spalle; fare da sfondo a; rinforzare, munire di rinforzo; (Mus) accompagnare
agg. posteriore, di dietro; arretrato; remoto, lontano; (Fon) velare

English - Polish - back

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n. plecy, grzbiet, krzyż, zatyle, tył, wierzch, głąb, oparcie, obrońca, tylec
v. popierać kogoś, wzmacniać, zawodnik: postawić na zawodnika, wzmocnić
a. tylny, wsteczny, lewy
adv. tył: do tyłu, wstecz, nazad, powrót: z powrotem

English - Portuguese - back

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s. costas; parte posterior; dorso; jogador da defesa (futebol)
v. apoiar; impelir para trás
adj. posterior

English - Romanian - back

Pronunciation
n. spate, spinare, dos, partea din spate a unui obiect, spetează, parte de jos, fund, retur, creastă, greabăn, rezemătoare
v. sprijini, susţine, încăleca, căptuşi, forma un fond pentru, andosa, da îndărăt, paria pe, face să meargă îndărăt, fi la strâmtoare, ignora pe cineva, împiedica, înapoi, întârziat, pune căptuşeală, mânia pe cineva, şovăi, împinge înapoi, merge înapoi, sustrage: se sustrage, ezita {fig.}, da: se da înapoi, merge în volt {mar.}, naviga în zigzag
a. dindărăt, ultim, vechi, înapoiat, învechit, posterior
adv. înapoi, îndărăt, urmă: în urmă, ştiinţă: fără ştiinţa cuiva, înainte cu, depărtare: în depărtare, distanţă: la distanţă

English - Russian - back

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с. спина, спинка, хребет; задняя сторона, тыльная сторона, задняя грань; оборотная сторона, изнанка; защитник [спорт.]; гребень; висячий бок пласта; кровля, потолок; большой чан; обух; подкладка, корешок
г. подкреплять, подпирать, поддерживать; примыкать; субсидировать; двигать в обратном направлении, осаживать, пятить, двигаться в обратном направлении, отступать, идти задним ходом, пятиться; носить на спине; переплетать; служить подкладкой, служить спинкой
прил. задний, тыльный; отсталый; отдаленный; обратный; запоздалый, старый, просроченный

English - Turkish - back

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f. kaplamak (kitap), astarlamak, kayırmak, sırtına binmek, arka çıkmak, destek olmak, geriye doğru sürmek, geri geri gitmek, takviye etmek, ciro etmek, üzerine bahse girmek
i. sırt, belkemiği; arka, geri; arkalık, elin tersi, kitap sırtı, ters taraf; defans oyuncusu, bek; tekne (boya vb.)
s. arka, geri, arkadaki, uzak; ödenmemiş, ödemesi gecikmiş; eski tarihli; geriye doğru giden

English - Ukrainian - back

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n. спина, спинка, спинний хребет, поперек, сторона: задня сторона, виворіт, спід, підкладка, гребінь, корінець, обух, найвищий рівень, корито, зворотний: зворотна сторона, зад, зворот, хвіст
v. підтримувати, підкріпляти, закріпляти, зміцнювати, підпирати, субсидувати, відступати, осаджувати, їхати верхи, підкладка: класти на підкладку, спина: носити на спині
a. задній, віддалений, дальній, запізнілий, відсталий, старий, затриманий, прострочений, тиловий, зворотний, хребтовий
adv. ззаду, позаду, назад, знову, осторонь, віддалік, тому

German - English - back

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n. forecastle, dixie

Dutch - English - back

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n. fullback, offensive backfield player (Sports)

English - Dutch - back

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zn. rug; leuning; eind; verdediger (bij basketbal)
ww. bijstaan; naar achter leiden
bn. van achter, achter

English - Greek - back

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ουσ. πλάτη, κώλος, νώτα, βάθος
ρήμ. υποστηρίζω, οπισθοχωρώ
επίρ. πίσω, οπίσω, όπισθεν

German - Spanish - back

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n. castillo de proa (m), guarnición: mesa de guarnición (f), rancho (m)

German - French - back

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n. superstructure avant (f), gaillard d'avant (m), arrière (m)

German - Italian - back

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n. castello di prua {mar.} (m)

German - Russian - back

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n. бак (f), бачок (f)

German - Turkish - back

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i. baş kasarası (f), yemek tabağı (f), yemek masası (f)

German - Dutch - back

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bak ,plecht ,voorplecht ,voorpunt

English - Arabic - back

Pronunciation
‏موقع الظهير من الملعب، ظهر، قفا، جسم الإنسان كله، ماض، سابق، القدرة على حمل الأعباء، مسند‏
‏دعم، رجع، سند، ظهر، بطن‏
‏خلفي الإتجاه، متأخر، قديم، وراء، ظهر، مؤخرا، خلف، إلى الوراء‏

English - Chinese - back

Pronunciation
(名) 后面, 背面; 后部#背脊, 背部; 椅背
(动) 使倒退; 支持; 使后退; 援助; 倒退; 逆时针转向; 后退
(形) 后面的, 后部的; 过去的; 拖欠的, 到期未付的; 过期的

English - Chinese - back

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(名) 後面, 背面; 後部#背脊, 背部; 椅背
(動) 使倒退; 支援; 使後退; 援助; 倒退; 逆時針轉向; 後退
(形) 後面的, 後部的; 過去的; 拖欠的, 到期未付的; 過期的

English - Hindi - back

Pronunciation
n. कमर, पीठ, पिछला भाग, टब
v. संभालना, मदद देना, संभाल देना, समर्थन करना, साथ देना, पीछे जाना
a. पिछला, बक़ाया
adv. पिछली तरफ़, पीछे की आ‍ेर, पीछे को, वापस, दूर

English - Japanese - back

Pronunciation
(副) 後ろに; 引っ込んで; 後ろへ下がって; 戻って; もとに;
(形) 後ろの; 裏の; 逆の; 以前の; 昔にさかのぼった
(名) 背中; 背骨; 後ろ; 後衛(バスケットボール)

English - Korean - back

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명. 등; 배후
동. 뒷받침하다; 후진시키다
형. 배후의; 되돌아가는

English - Vietnamese - back

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n. lưng, ngã, té ngữa, phần sau, hậu vệ, chổ trong cùng
a. ở phía sau
adv. lui một bước, trở về, về truớc
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Synonyms for back
1. rear: end, posterior
2. posterior: hind, after, rear, remote
3. support: help, uphold, abet, further, aid, endorse, favour
4. reverse: retreat, retire, withdraw, repel
5. backward: to the rear, away, off, rearward
Verb forms for back
Present participle: backing
Present: back (3.person: backs)
Past: backed
Future: will back
Present conditional: would back
Present Perfect: have backed (3.person: has backed)
Past Perfect: had backed
Future Perfect: will have backed
Past conditional: would have backed