English dictionary definition of:



  • the posterior part of a human (or animal) body from the neck to the end of the spine
  • the side that goes last or is not normally seen
  • the part of something that is furthest from the normal viewer
  • (football) a person who plays in the backfield
  • the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord
  • the protective covering on the front, back, and spine of a book
  • the part of a garment that covers the back of your body
  • a support that you can lean against while sitting
  • (American football) the position of a player on a football team who is stationed behind the line of scrimmage


  • be behind; approve of
  • travel backward
  • give support or one's approval to
  • cause to travel backward
  • support financial backing for
  • be in back of
  • place a bet on
  • shift to a counterclockwise direction
  • establish as valid or genuine
  • strengthen by providing with a back or backing


  • related to or located at the back
  • located at or near the back of an animal
  • of an earlier date


  • in or to or toward a former location
  • at or to or toward the back or rear
  • in or to or toward an original condition
  • in or to or toward a past time
  • in reply
  • in repayment or retaliation


backbone   backrest   backward   backwards   binding   cover   dorsum   endorse   gage American English spelling   game   hind   hinder   indorse   punt   rachis   rear   rearward   rearwards   second   spine   stake   support  

Spellzone course content

View spelling list ck words and learn about the word back in the Spellzone English spelling course, Unit 2. Spelling the consonant sounds, Part 1.

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Scrabble score for back

Scrabble score = 12

generated at 01:04:40 on 13-03-20

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