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Back 1Definition: 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,
Back 2Definition: A ferryboat. See Bac,
Back 3Definition: 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.
Back 4Definition: An extended upper part, as of a mountain or ridge.
Back 5Definition: 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.
Back 6Definition: 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.
Back 7Definition: 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.
Back 8Definition: The part of a cutting tool on the opposite side from its edge; as, the back of a knife, or of a saw.
Back 9Definition: A support or resource in reserve.
Back 10Definition: The keel and keelson of a ship.
Back 11Definition: The upper part of a lode, or the roof of a horizontal underground passage.
Back 12Definition: A garment for the back; hence, clothing.
Back 13Definition: Being at the back or in the rear; distant; remote; as, the back door; back
Back 14Definition: Being in arrear; overdue; as, back rent.
Back 15Definition: Moving or operating backward; as, back action.
Back 16Definition: To get upon the back of; to mount.
Back 17Definition: To place or seat upon the back.
Back 18Definition: To drive or force backward; to cause to retreat or recede; as, to back oxen.
Back 19Definition: To make a back for; to furnish with a back; as, to back
Back 20Definition: To adjoin behind; to be at the back of.
Back 21Definition: To write upon the back of; as, to back a letter; to indorse; as, to back a note or legal document.
Back 22Definition: To support; to maintain; to second or strengthen by aid or influence; as, to back a friend.
Back 23Definition: To bet on the success of; as, to back a race horse.
Back 24Definition: To move or go backward; as, the horse
refuses to back.
Back 25Definition: To change from one quarter to another by a course opposite to that of the sun; used of the wind.
Back 26Definition: To stand still behind another dog which has pointed; said of a dog.
Back 27Definition: In, to, or toward, the rear; as, to stand back; to step back.
Back 28Definition: To a former state, condition, or station; as, to go back to private life; to go back to barbarism.
Back 29Definition: (Of time) In times past; ago.
Back 30Definition: Away from contact; by reverse movement.
Back 31Definition: In a state of restraint or hindrance.
Back 32Definition: In return, repayment, or requital.
Back 33Definition: In withdrawal from a statement, promise, or undertaking; as, he took back0 the offensive
back 34Definition: the position of a player on a football team who is stationed behind the line of scrimmage
back 35Definition: a support that you can lean against while sitting; "the back of the dental chair was adjustable"
back 36Definition: the part of a garment that
covers your back; "they pinned a `kick me'' sign on his back"
back 37Definition: the front and back covering of a book; "the book had a leather binding"
back 38Definition: the side that
goes last or is not normally seen; "he wrote the date on the back of the photograph"
back 39Definition: the posterior part of a human (or animal) body from the neck to the end of the spine; "his back was nicely tanned"
back 40Definition: the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord; "the fall broke his back"
back 41Definition: 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"
back 42Definition: (football) a person who
plays in the backfield
back 43Definition: strengthen by providing with a back or backing
back 44Definition: establish as valid or genuine; "Can you back up your
back 45Definition: shift to a counterclockwise direction; "the wind backed"
back 46Definition: place a bet on; "Which horse are you
backing?"; "I''m betting on the new horse"
back 47Definition: travel backward; "back into the driveway"; "The car backed up and hit the tree"
back 48Definition: cause to travel backward; "back the car into the parking spot"
back 49Definition: support financial backing for; "back this enterprise"
back 50Definition: be behind; approve of; "He plumped for the Labor Party"; "I backed Kennedy in
back 51Definition: give support or one''s approval to; "I''ll second that motion"; "I can''t back this plan"; "endorse a new project"
back 52Definition: be in back of; "My garage backs their yard"
back 53Definition: in or to or toward a past time; "set the clocks back an hour"; "never look back";
"lovers of the past looking fondly backward"
back 54Definition: 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"
back 55Definition: 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"
back 56Definition: in or to or toward a former location; "she went back to her
back 57Definition: in or to or toward an original condition; "he went back to sleep"
back 58Definition: in answer; "he wrote back three days later"; "had little to say in reply to the