Meaning of “back” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [ C ] us uk /bæk/
Extra Examples
He was sitting at the back of the room.I stood at the back of the classroom.Owen headed the ball straight into the back of the net.I read what was written on the back of the book.She's written her name on the back of the book.

A2 the part of something that is furthest from the front or in the opposite direction to the front:

He wrote his number down on the back of an envelope.
We were sitting near the back and couldn't see much.
I always keep a blanket in the back of the car.

A2 the part of your body from your shoulders to your bottom:

He was lying on his back.

the part of a seat that you lean against when you are sitting:

the back of a chair
back to front also US front to back

with the back part of something where the front should be:

You've got your trousers on back to front.
in back of US


They sat in back of us on the plane.

(Definition of “back noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)