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Definition of "back" []

  • The posterior portion of the trunk of the human body between the neck and the pelvis; the dorsum. (noun)
  • The analogous dorsal region in other animals. (noun)
  • The backbone or spine. (noun)
  • The part or area farthest from the front. (noun)
  • The part opposite to or behind that adapted for view or use: the back of the hand; wrote on the back of the photograph. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "back" in a sentence
  • "'We will take New Orleans back' yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = '\'We will take New Orleans back\' '; yahooBuzzArticleSummary =' Article: Two years after Katrina tore through the mouth of the Mississippi, a New Orleans parent, after running an obstacle course that can take many months, is only sometimes able to place his or her child in a school. '"
  • "The warm atmosphere radiates some of its energy back down to earth – this latter is sometimes termed “back radiation”."
  • "It took all of me to hold back the tears when my dad told me to find him and bring him back…"