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Princeton's WordNet

  1. back, dorsum(noun)

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

    "his back was nicely tanned"

    Synonyms:
    cover, dorsum, rear, spine, backbone, spinal column, back, vertebral column, binding, backrest, rachis, book binding

    Antonyms:
    front, anterior, current, look, advance, face, bring forward, veer, forward, ahead

  2. rear, back(noun)

    the side that goes last or is not normally seen

    "he wrote the date on the back of the photograph"

    Synonyms:
    fanny, binding, tail, seat, backrest, butt, dorsum, rear end, can, nates, vertebral column, back, fundament, posterior, buttocks, behind, stern, bottom, backside, bum, rachis, spinal column, buns, hindquarters, tail end, derriere, tooshie, spine, hind end, book binding, rump, keister, ass, prat, arse, back end, cover, rear, tush, backbone

    Antonyms:
    front, anterior, current, face, bring forward, veer, look, advance, ahead, forward

  3. back, rear(noun)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    fanny, binding, tail, seat, backrest, butt, rachis, can, fundament, nates, vertebral column, back, rear end, posterior, buttocks, spine, stern, bottom, backside, bum, spinal column, buns, hindquarters, tail end, derriere, tooshie, dorsum, hind end, book binding, rump, keister, ass, prat, arse, back end, cover, rear, tush, backbone, behind

    Antonyms:
    front, anterior, current, veer, look, advance, face, bring forward, forward, ahead

  4. back(noun)

    (football) a person who plays in the backfield

    Synonyms:
    cover, dorsum, rear, spine, backbone, spinal column, vertebral column, binding, backrest, rachis, book binding

    Antonyms:
    front, current, anterior, bring forward, advance, face, veer, look, ahead, forward

  5. spinal column, vertebral column, spine, backbone, back, rachis(noun)

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

    "the fall broke his back"

    Synonyms:
    dorsum, cover, sticker, spikelet, mainstay, backrest, lynchpin, binding, grit, prickle, book binding, pricker, spine, sand, thorn, spinal column, keystone, spur, linchpin, back, backbone, rear, acantha, gumption, anchor, rachis, moxie, guts, vertebral column

    Antonyms:
    front, anterior, current, bring forward, look, face, veer, advance, ahead, forward

  6. binding, book binding, cover, back(noun)

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

    "the book had a leather binding"

    Synonyms:
    dressing, blanket, screen, covering, cover version, spinal column, back, rear, binding, rachis, covert, covering fire, spine, natural covering, cover song, screening, bandaging, concealment, top, masking, cover charge, backbone, backrest, cover, dorsum, ski binding, book binding, vertebral column

    Antonyms:
    front, anterior, current, face, look, bring forward, advance, veer, forward, ahead

  7. back(noun)

    the part of a garment that covers the back of your body

    "they pinned a `kick me' sign on his back"

    Synonyms:
    cover, dorsum, rear, spine, backbone, spinal column, vertebral column, binding, backrest, rachis, book binding

    Antonyms:
    front, anterior, current, veer, bring forward, advance, look, face, ahead, forward

  8. back, backrest(noun)

    a support that you can lean against while sitting

    "the back of the dental chair was adjustable"

    Synonyms:
    cover, dorsum, rear, spine, backbone, spinal column, back, vertebral column, binding, backrest, rachis, book binding

    Antonyms:
    front, anterior, current, face, bring forward, advance, veer, look, forward, ahead

  9. back(adj)

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

    Synonyms:
    cover, dorsum, rear, spine, backbone, spinal column, vertebral column, binding, backrest, rachis, book binding

    Antonyms:
    front, anterior, current, bring forward, veer, advance, look, face, forward, ahead

  10. back(a)(adj)

    related to or located at the back

    "the back yard"; "the back entrance"

    Antonyms:
    front, anterior, current, bring forward, look, face, veer, advance, forward, ahead

  11. back(a), hind(a), hinder(a)(adj)

    located at or near the back of an animal

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

    Antonyms:
    front, anterior, current, bring forward, face, veer, advance, look, ahead, forward

  12. back(a)(verb)

    of an earlier date

    "back issues of the magazine"

    Antonyms:
    front, anterior, current, look, advance, face, veer, bring forward, forward, ahead

  13. back, endorse, indorse, plump for, plunk for, support(verb)

    be behind; approve of

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

    Synonyms:
    stake, digest, abide, tolerate, bear, support, plunk for, hold up, endure, back, stick out, second, fend for, patronise, back up, keep going, certify, corroborate, endorse, stomach, defend, confirm, bear out, stand, affirm, game, brook, indorse, subscribe, suffer, bet on, sustain, patronize, underpin, gage, substantiate, hold, plump for, patronage, put up, punt

    Antonyms:
    front, anterior, current, bring forward, face, advance, veer, look, forward, ahead

  14. back(verb)

    travel backward

    "back into the driveway"; "The car backed up and hit the tree"

    Synonyms:
    indorse, support, gage, bet on, second, back up, plunk for, plump for, stake, game, punt, endorse

    Antonyms:
    front, anterior, current, look, bring forward, face, veer, advance, ahead, forward

  15. second, back, endorse, indorse(verb)

    give support or one's approval to

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

    Synonyms:
    indorse, support, gage, plunk for, second, back up, back, plump for, certify, stake, bet on, game, punt, endorse

    Antonyms:
    front, anterior, current, bring forward, face, veer, look, advance, ahead, forward

  16. back(verb)

    cause to travel backward

    "back the car into the parking spot"

    Synonyms:
    indorse, support, gage, bet on, second, back up, plunk for, plump for, stake, game, punt, endorse

    Antonyms:
    front, anterior, current, bring forward, face, advance, look, veer, ahead, forward

  17. back(verb)

    support financial backing for

    "back this enterprise"

    Synonyms:
    indorse, support, gage, bet on, second, back up, plunk for, plump for, stake, game, punt, endorse

    Antonyms:
    front, current, anterior, bring forward, look, veer, advance, face, ahead, forward

  18. back(verb)

    be in back of

    "My garage backs their yard"

    Synonyms:
    indorse, support, gage, bet on, second, back up, plunk for, plump for, stake, game, punt, endorse

    Antonyms:
    front, anterior, current, bring forward, look, face, advance, veer, ahead, forward

  19. bet on, back, gage, stake, game, punt(verb)

    place a bet on

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

    Synonyms:
    second, bet on, gage, back, adventure, plump for, impale, support, pole, plunk for, game, post, hazard, venture, indorse, stake, jeopardize, punt, endorse, back up

    Antonyms:
    front, anterior, current, veer, advance, bring forward, face, look, forward, ahead

  20. back(verb)

    shift to a counterclockwise direction

    "the wind backed"

    Synonyms:
    indorse, support, gage, bet on, second, back up, plunk for, plump for, stake, game, punt, endorse

    Antonyms:
    front, anterior, current, advance, bring forward, face, look, veer, forward, ahead

  21. back, back up(verb)

    establish as valid or genuine

    "Can you back up your claims?"

    Synonyms:
    second, bet on, gage, foul, clog up, plump for, support, congest, back off, plunk for, game, choke off, back, indorse, stake, choke, clog, punt, endorse, back up, back down

    Antonyms:
    front, current, anterior, face, look, advance, bring forward, veer, forward, ahead

  22. back(adverb)

    strengthen by providing with a back or backing

    Synonyms:
    indorse, support, gage, bet on, second, back up, plunk for, plump for, stake, game, punt, endorse

    Antonyms:
    front, anterior, current, face, veer, bring forward, advance, look, forward, ahead

  23. back(adverb)

    in or to or toward a former location

    "she went back to her parents' house"

    Synonyms:
    backwards, rearwards, backward, rearward

    Antonyms:
    front, current, anterior, advance, bring forward, look, face, veer, forward, ahead

  24. back, backward, backwards, rearward, rearwards(adverb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    backwards, rearwards, back, backward, rearward

    Antonyms:
    front, current, anterior, veer, face, advance, bring forward, look, forward, ahead

  25. back(adverb)

    in or to or toward an original condition

    "he went back to sleep"

    Synonyms:
    backwards, rearwards, backward, rearward

    Antonyms:
    front, anterior, current, veer, look, bring forward, face, advance, ahead, forward

  26. back, backward(adverb)

    in or to or toward a past time

    "set the clocks back an hour"; "never look back"; "lovers of the past looking fondly backward"

    Synonyms:
    backwards, rearwards, back, backward, rearward

    Antonyms:
    front, anterior, current, bring forward, veer, face, look, advance, ahead, forward

  27. back(adverb)

    in reply

    "he wrote back three days later"

    Synonyms:
    backwards, rearwards, backward, rearward

    Antonyms:
    front, current, anterior, bring forward, veer, face, advance, look, ahead, forward

  28. back(adverb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    backwards, rearwards, backward, rearward

    Antonyms:
    front, current, anterior, advance, look, bring forward, veer, face, forward, ahead

Wiktionary

  1. back(noun)

    Near the rear.

    Synonyms:
    rear, backside

    Antonyms:
    front

  2. back(verb)

    Synonyms:
    reverse

    Antonyms:
    front

  3. back(noun)

    Antonyms:
    veer

  4. back(noun)

    Not current.

    Synonyms:
    previous, former

    Antonyms:
    current

  5. back(noun)

    Far from the main area.

    Synonyms:
    remote

    Antonyms:
    main

  6. back(verb)

    to lay out a second, smaller anchor to provide additional holding power

    Antonyms:
    front

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. back(n.)

    Synonyms:
    upper part, outer part

  2. back(n.)

    Synonyms:
    hinder part

  3. back(a.)

    Synonyms:
    remote

  4. back(a.)

    Synonyms:
    hindmost, in the rear

  5. back(a.)

    Synonyms:
    in a backward direction

  6. back(ad.)

    Synonyms:
    to the place of starting

  7. back(ad.)

    Synonyms:
    backward, rearward, abaft, in the rear, towards what is behind

  8. back(ad.)

    Synonyms:
    in return, in recompense

  9. back(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    assist, aid, second, support, countenance, favor, sustain, abet, side with, stand by, take part with, give support to, co-operate with, back up

  10. back(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    move backward


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