Back Meaning in Spanish

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• Back Definition & Meaning
  1. (adv.) In a state of restraint or hindrance.
  2. (v. i.) To move or go backward; as, the horse refuses to back.
  3. (n.) A garment for the back; hence, clothing.
  4. (v. i.) To write upon the back of; as, to back a letter; to indorse; as, to back a note or legal document.
  5. (v. i.) To support; to maintain; to second or strengthen by aid or influence; as, to back a friend.
  6. (n.) 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.
  7. (v. i.) To adjoin behind; to be at the back of.
  8. (n.) An extended upper part, as of a mountain or ridge.
  9. (a.) Being at the back or in the rear; distant; remote; as, the back door; back settlements.
  10. (n.) The part of a cutting tool on the opposite side from its edge; as, the back of a knife, or of a saw.
  11. (n.) The keel and keelson of a ship.
  12. (a.) Moving or operating backward; as, back action.
  13. (n.) 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.
  14. (adv.) To the place from which one came; to the place or person from which something is taken or derived; as, to go back for something left behind; to go back to ones native place; to put a book back after reading it.
  15. (n.) 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, etc.
  16. (adv.) In, to, or toward, the rear; as, to stand back; to step back.
  17. (v. i.) To get upon the back of; to mount.
  18. (n.) 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.
  19. (n.) A support or resource in reserve.
  20. (a.) Being in arrear; overdue; as, back rent.
  21. (adv.) To a former state, condition, or station; as, to go back to private life; to go back to barbarism.
  22. (adv.) In concealment or reserve; in ones own possession; as, to keep back the truth; to keep back part of the money due to another.
  23. (n.) 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.
  24. (v. i.) To stand still behind another dog which has pointed; -- said of a dog.
  25. (v. i.) To change from one quarter to another by a course opposite to that of the sun; -- used of the wind.
  26. (adv.) (Of time) In times past; ago.
  27. (v. i.) To bet on the success of; -- as, to back a race horse.
  28. (adv.) In withdrawal from a statement, promise, or undertaking; as, he took back0 the offensive words.
  29. (adv.) Away from contact; by reverse movement.
  30. (v. i.) To drive or force backward; to cause to retreat or recede; as, to back oxen.
  31. (adv.) In return, repayment, or requital.
  32. (n.) The upper part of a lode, or the roof of a horizontal underground passage.
  33. (adv.) In arrear; as, to be back in ones rent.
  34. (n.) A ferryboat. See Bac, 1.
  35. (v. i.) To place or seat upon the back.
  36. (v. i.) To make a back for; to furnish with a back; as, to back books.

• Back door Definition & Meaning
  1. () A door in the back part of a building; hence, an indirect way.

• Back fire Definition & Meaning
  1. () A fire started ahead of a forest or prairie fire to burn only against the wind, so that when the two fires meet both must go out for lack of fuel.
  2. () A premature explosion in the cylinder of a gas or oil engine during the exhaust or the compression stroke, tending to drive the piston in a direction reverse to that in which it should travel; also, an explosion in the exhaust passages of such ah engine.

• Back stairs Definition & Meaning
  1. () Stairs in the back part of a house, as distinguished from the front stairs; hence, a private or indirect way.

• Back-fire Definition & Meaning
  1. (v. i.) Of a Bunsen or similar air-fed burner, to light so that the flame proceeds from the internal gas jet instead of from the external jet of mixed gas and air.
  2. (v. i.) To have or experience a back fire or back fires; -- said of an internal-combustion engine.

• Backarack Definition & Meaning
  1. (n.) See Bacharach.
  2. (n.) A kind of wine made at Bacharach on the Rhine.

• Backare Definition & Meaning
  1. (interj.) Stand back! give place! -- a cant word of the Elizabethan writers, probably in ridicule of some person who pretended to a knowledge of Latin which he did not possess.
  2. (interj.) Same as Baccare.

• Backband Definition & Meaning
  1. (n.) The band which passes over the back of a horse and holds up the shafts of a carriage.

• Backbite Definition & Meaning
  1. (v. i.) To censure or revile the absent.
  2. (v. i.) To wound by clandestine detraction; to censure meanly or spitefully (an absent person); to slander or speak evil of (one absent).

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