from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Something forming a back.
  • noun Support or aid.
  • noun Approval or endorsement.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Support, physical or moral; supporters or backers collectively.
  • noun The address of a letter.
  • noun Something placed at or attached to the back of something else to support, strengthen, or finish it; the act of providing anything with such a support.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of moving backward, or of putting or moving anything backward.
  • noun That which is behind, and forms the back of, anything, usually giving strength or stability.
  • noun Support or aid given to a person or cause.
  • noun (Bookbinding) The preparation of the back of a book with glue, etc., before putting on the cover.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Support, especially financial.
  • noun A liner or other material added behind or underneath.
  • noun music Musicians and vocalists who support the main performer
  • adjective music That which provides support for the main performer
  • verb Present participle of back.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun financial resources provided to make some project possible
  • noun the act of providing approval and support
  • noun something forming a back that is added for strengthening


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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