Key: "S:" = Show Synset (semantic) relations, "W:" = Show Word (lexical) relations
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- S: (n) back, dorsum (the posterior part of a human (or animal) body from the neck to the end of the spine) "his back was nicely tanned"
- S: (n) rear, back (the side that goes last or is not normally seen) "he wrote the date on the back of the photograph"
- S: (n) back, 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"
- S: (n) back ((football) a person who plays in the backfield)
- S: (n) spinal column, vertebral column, spine, backbone, back, rachis (the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord) "the fall broke his back"
- S: (n) binding, book binding, cover, back (the protective covering on the front, back, and spine of a book) "the book had a leather binding"
- S: (n) back (the part of a garment that covers the back of your body) "they pinned a `kick me' sign on his back"
- S: (n) back, backrest (a support that you can lean against while sitting) "the back of the dental chair was adjustable"
- S: (n) back ((American football) the position of a player on a football team who is stationed behind the line of scrimmage)
- S: (v) back, endorse, indorse, plump for, plunk for, support (be behind; approve of) "He plumped for the Labor Party"; "I backed Kennedy in 1960"
- S: (v) back (travel backward) "back into the driveway"; "The car backed up and hit the tree"
- S: (v) second, back, endorse, indorse (give support or one's approval to) "I'll second that motion"; "I can't back this plan"; "endorse a new project"
- S: (v) back (cause to travel backward) "back the car into the parking spot"
- S: (v) back (support financial backing for) "back this enterprise"
- S: (v) back (be in back of) "My garage backs their yard"
- S: (v) bet on, back, gage, stake, game, punt (place a bet on) "Which horse are you backing?"; "I'm betting on the new horse"
- S: (v) back (shift to a counterclockwise direction) "the wind backed"
- S: (v) back, back up (establish as valid or genuine) "Can you back up your claims?"
- S: (v) back (strengthen by providing with a back or backing)
- S: (adj) back (related to or located at the back) "the back yard"; "the back entrance"
- S: (adj) back, hind, hinder (located at or near the back of an animal) "back (or hind) legs"; "the hinder part of a carcass"
- S: (adj) back (of an earlier date) "back issues of the magazine"
- S: (adv) back (in or to or toward a former location) "she went back to her parents' house"
- S: (adv) back, 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"
- S: (adv) back (in or to or toward an original condition) "he went back to sleep"
- S: (adv) back, 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"
- S: (adv) back (in reply) "he wrote back three days later"
- S: (adv) back (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"