Antonyms of noun back

1 of 9 senses of back

Sense 3
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")
       Antonym of front (Sense 9)
      => front -- (the part of something that is nearest to the normal viewer; "he walked to the front of the stage")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun back

9 senses of back

Sense 1
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")
       => body part -- (any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity)

Sense 2
rear, back -- (the side that goes last or is not normally seen; "he wrote the date on the back of the photograph")
       => side -- (an extended outer surface of an object; "he turned the box over to examine the bottom side"; "they painted all four sides of the house")

Sense 3
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")
       => position, place -- (the particular portion of space occupied by something; "he put the lamp back in its place")

Sense 4
back -- ((football) a person who plays in the backfield)
       => football player, footballer -- (an athlete who plays American football)

Sense 5
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")
       => skeletal structure -- (any structure created by the skeleton of an organism)

Sense 6
binding, book binding, cover, back -- (the protective covering on the front, back, and spine of a book; "the book had a leather binding")
       => protective covering, protective cover, protection -- (a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury; "they had no protection from the fallout"; "wax provided protection for the floors")

Sense 7
back -- (the part of a garment that covers the back of your body; "they pinned a `kick me' sign on his back")
       => cloth covering -- (a covering made of cloth)

Sense 8
back, backrest -- (a support that you can lean against while sitting; "the back of the dental chair was adjustable")
       => support -- (any device that bears the weight of another thing; "there was no place to attach supports for a shelf")

Sense 9
back -- ((American football) the position of a player on a football team who is stationed behind the line of scrimmage)
       => position -- ((in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player; "what position does he play?")

Antonyms of verb back

3 of 10 senses of back

Sense 4
back -- (cause to travel backward; "back the car into the parking spot")
       Antonym of advance (Sense 5)
      => advance, bring forward -- (cause to move forward; "Can you move the car seat forward?")

Sense 6
back -- (be in back of; "My garage backs their yard")
       Antonym of front (Sense 1)
      => front, look, face -- (be oriented in a certain direction, often with respect to another reference point; be opposite to; "The house looks north"; "My backyard look onto the pond"; "The building faces the park")

Sense 8
back -- (shift to a counterclockwise direction; "the wind backed")
       Antonym of veer (Sense 2)
      => veer -- (shift to a clockwise direction; "the wind veered")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb back

10 senses of back

Sense 1
back, endorse, indorse, plump for, plunk for, support -- (be behind; approve of; "He plumped for the Labor Party"; "I backed Kennedy in 1960")
       => approve, O.K., okay, sanction -- (give sanction to; "I approve of his educational policies")

Sense 2
back -- (travel backward; "back into the driveway"; "The car backed up and hit the tree")
       => travel, go, move, locomote -- (change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast")
          Phrasal Verb-> back up#2; back off#1; back down#1; back out#1

Sense 3
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")
       => support, back up -- (give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to; "She supported him during the illness"; "Her children always backed her up")

Sense 4
back -- (cause to travel backward; "back the car into the parking spot")

Sense 5
back -- (support financial backing for; "back this enterprise")
       => finance -- (obtain or provide money for; "Can we finance the addition to our home?")

Sense 6
back -- (be in back of; "My garage backs their yard")
       => lie -- (be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position)

Sense 7
bet on, back, gage, stake, game, punt -- (place a bet on; "Which horse are you backing?"; "I'm betting on the new horse")
       => bet, wager, play -- (stake on the outcome of an issue; "I bet $100 on that new horse"; "She played all her money on the dark horse")

Sense 8
back -- (shift to a counterclockwise direction; "the wind backed")
       => switch, change over, shift -- (make a shift in or exchange of; "First Joe led; then we switched")

Sense 9
back, back up -- (establish as valid or genuine; "Can you back up your claims?")
       => confirm, corroborate, sustain, substantiate, support, affirm -- (establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts; "his story confirmed my doubts"; "The evidence supports the defendant")

Sense 10
back -- (strengthen by providing with a back or backing)
       => strengthen -- (gain strength; "His body strengthened")

Antonyms of adj back

3 senses of back

Sense 1
back (prenominal) (vs. front) -- (related to or located at the back; "the back yard"; "the back entrance")

front(prenominal) (vs. back) -- (relating to or located in the front; "the front lines"; "the front porch")
        => advance (prenominal), advanced (prenominal), in advance (predicate) -- (situated ahead or going before; "an advance party"; "at that time the most advanced outpost was still east of the Rockies")
        => foremost, frontmost -- (preceding all others in spatial position; "the foremost compartment of the ship")
        => frontal, head-on -- (meeting front to front; "a frontal attack"; "a head-on collision")

Sense 2
back (prenominal), hind (prenominal), hinder (prenominal) -- (located at or near the back of an animal; "back (or hind) legs"; "the hinder part of a carcass")

INDIRECT (VIA posterior) -> anterior -- (of or near the head end or toward the front plane of a body)

Sense 3
back (prenominal) -- (of an earlier date; "back issues of the magazine")

INDIRECT (VIA noncurrent) -> current -- (occurring in or belonging to the present time; "current events"; "the current topic"; "current negotiations"; "current psychoanalytic theories"; "the ship's current position")

Similarity of adj back

3 senses of back

Sense 1
back (prenominal) (vs. front) -- (related to or located at the back; "the back yard"; "the back entrance")
       => backmost, hindermost, hindmost, rearmost -- (located farthest to the rear)
       => rear (prenominal), rearward (prenominal) -- (located in or toward the back or rear; "the chair's rear legs"; "the rear door of the plane"; "on the rearward side")
          Also See-> aft#1; posterior#1

Sense 2
back (prenominal), hind (prenominal), hinder (prenominal) -- (located at or near the back of an animal; "back (or hind) legs"; "the hinder part of a carcass")
       => posterior (vs. anterior) -- (located at or near or behind a part or near the end of a structure)

Sense 3
back (prenominal) -- (of an earlier date; "back issues of the magazine")
       => noncurrent (vs. current) -- (not current or belonging to the present time)

Antonyms of adv back

1 of 6 senses of back

Sense 4
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")
       Antonym of ahead (Sense 2)
      => ahead, forward -- (toward the future; forward in time; "I like to look ahead in imagination to what the future may bring"; "I look forward to seeing you")

Synonyms of adv back

6 senses of back

Sense 1
back -- (in or to or toward a former location; "she went back to her parents' house")

Sense 2
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")

Sense 3
back -- (in or to or toward an original condition; "he went back to sleep")

Sense 4
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")

Sense 5
back -- (in reply; "he wrote back three days later")

Sense 6
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")

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