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Back vs. Chaser

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Backadjective

(not comparable) Near the rear.

‘Go in the back door of the house.’;

Chasernoun

A person or thing (ship, plane, car, etc.) that chases.

Backadjective

(not comparable) Not current.

‘I’d like to find a back issue of that magazine.’;

Chasernoun

(archaic) A hunter.

Backadjective

(not comparable) Far from the main area.

‘They took a back road.’;

Chasernoun

A person who does the chasing on metalwork.

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Backadjective

(not comparable) In arrear; overdue.

‘They still owe three months' back rent.’;

Chasernoun

A horse: (originally) a horse used for hunting; (now) a horse trained for steeplechasing, a steeplechaser.

Backadjective

(not comparable) Moving or operating backward.

‘back action’;

Chasernoun

A mild drink consumed immediately after a drink of hard liquor.

Backadjective

Pronounced with the highest part of the body of the tongue toward the back of the mouth, near the soft palate (most often describing a vowel).

Chasernoun

Someone that follows logs out of the forest in order to signal a yarder engineer to stop them if they become fouled also called a frogger.

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Backadverb

(not comparable) To or in a previous condition or place.

‘He gave back the money.’; ‘He needs his money back.’; ‘He was on vacation, but now he’s back.’; ‘The office fell into chaos when you left, but now order is back.’;

Chasernoun

(logging) One who unhooks chokers from the logs at the landing.

Backadverb

Away from the front or from an edge.

‘Sit all the way back in your chair.’;

Chasernoun

One of a series of adjacent light bulbs that cycle on and off to give the illusion of movement.

Backadverb

In a manner that impedes.

‘Fear held him back.’;

Chasernoun

(slang) A person who seeks out sexual partners with a particular quality:

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Backadverb

(not comparable) In a reciprocal manner; in return.

‘If you hurt me, I'll hurt you back.’;

Chasernoun

(slang) A tranny chaser.

Backadverb

Earlier, ago.

‘We met many years back.’; ‘I last saw him a day or two back.’;

Chasernoun

(slang) A chubby chaser.

Backnoun

The rear of the body, especially the part between the neck and the end of the spine and opposite the chest and belly.

‘Could you please scratch my back?’;

Chasernoun

(slang) A person who seeks partners with HIV in order to become infected with HIV.

Backnoun

The spine and associated tissues.

‘I hurt my back lifting those crates.’;

Chasernoun

Someone who chases decorates metal; a person who decorates metal by engraving or embossing.

Backnoun

Large and attractive buttocks.

Chasernoun

A tool used for cleaning out screw threads, either as an integral part of a tap or die to remove waste material produced by the cutting tool, or as a separate tool to repair damaged threads.

Backnoun

(figurative) The part of a piece of clothing which covers the back.

‘I still need to finish the back of your dress.’;

Chasernoun

(nautical) A chase gun.

‘bow chaser; stern chaser’;

Backnoun

The backrest, the part of a piece of furniture which receives the human back.

‘Can you fix the back of this chair?’;

Chasernoun

One who or that which chases; a pursuer; a driver; a hunter.

Backnoun

(obsolete) That part of the body that bears clothing. (Now used only in the phrase clothes on one's back.)

Chasernoun

Same as Chase gun, esp. in terms bow chaser and stern chaser. See under Bow, Stern.

Backnoun

That which is farthest away from the front.

‘He sat in the back of the room.’;

Chasernoun

One who chases or engraves. See 5th Chase, and Enchase.

Backnoun

The side of any object which is opposite the front or useful side.

‘Turn the book over and look at the back.’;

Chasernoun

A tool with several points, used for cutting or finishing screw threads, either external or internal, on work revolving in a lathe.

Backnoun

The reverse side; the side that is not normally seen.

‘I hung the clothes on the back of the door.’;

Chasernoun

a person who is pursuing and trying to overtake or capture;

‘always before he had been able to outwit his pursuers’;

Backnoun

Area behind, such as the backyard of a house.

‘We'll meet out in the back of the library.’;

Chasernoun

a drink to follow immediately after another drink

Backnoun

The part of something that goes last.

‘The car was near the back of the train.’;

Backnoun

(sports) In some team sports, a position behind most players on the team.

‘The backs were lined up in an I formation.’;

Backnoun

(figuratively) Upper part of a natural object which is considered to resemble an animal's back.

‘The small boat raced over the backs of the waves.’;

Backnoun

A support or resource in reserve.

Backnoun

(nautical) The keel and keelson of a ship.

‘The ship's back broke in the pounding surf.’;

Backnoun

(mining) The roof of a horizontal underground passage.

Backnoun

Effort, usually physical.

‘Put some back into it!’;

Backnoun

A non-alcoholic drink (often water or a soft drink), to go with hard liquor or a cocktail.

‘Could I get a martini with a water back?’;

Backnoun

Among leather dealers, one of the thickest and stoutest tanned hides.

Backnoun

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.

Backnoun

A ferryboat.

Backverb

(intransitive) To go in the reverse direction.

‘the train backed into the station;’; ‘the horse refuses to back’;

Backverb

(transitive) To support.

‘I back you all the way;’; ‘which horse are you backing in this race?’;

Backverb

To change direction contrary to the normal pattern; that is, to shift anticlockwise in the northern hemisphere, or clockwise in the southern hemisphere.

Backverb

To brace the yards so that the wind presses on the front of the sail, to slow the ship.

Backverb

To lay out a second, smaller anchor to provide additional holding power.

Backverb

To stand still behind another dog which has pointed.

Backverb

(transitive) To push or force backwards.

‘to back oxen’; ‘The mugger backed her into a corner and demanded her wallet.’;

Backverb

To get upon the back of; to mount.

Backverb

To place or seat upon the back.

Backverb

To make a back for; to furnish with a back.

‘to back books’;

Backverb

To adjoin behind; to be at the back of.

Backverb

To write upon the back of, possibly as an endorsement.

‘to back a letter;’; ‘to back a note or legal document’;

Backverb

To sign or endorse (a warrant, issued in another county, to apprehend an offender).

Backverb

To row backward with (oars).

‘to back the oars’;

Backnoun

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.

Backnoun

A ferryboat. See Bac, 1.

Backnoun

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.

Backnoun

An extended upper part, as of a mountain or ridge.

‘[The mountains] their broad bare backs upheaveInto the clouds.’;

Backnoun

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.

‘Methought Love pitying me, when he saw this,Gave me your hands, the backs and palms to kiss.’;

Backnoun

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.

Backnoun

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.

Backnoun

The part of a cutting tool on the opposite side from its edge; as, the back of a knife, or of a saw.

Backnoun

A support or resource in reserve.

‘This projectShould have a back or second, that might hold,If this should blast in proof.’;

Backnoun

The keel and keelson of a ship.

Backnoun

The upper part of a lode, or the roof of a horizontal underground passage.

Backnoun

A garment for the back; hence, clothing.

‘A bak to walken inne by daylight.’;

Backadjective

Being at the back or in the rear; distant; remote; as, the back door; back settlements.

Backadjective

Being in arrear; overdue; as, back rent.

Backadjective

Moving or operating backward; as, back action.

Backverb

To get upon the back of; to mount.

‘I will back him [a horse] straight.’;

Backverb

To place or seat upon the back.

‘Great Jupiter, upon his eagle backed,Appeared to me.’;

Backverb

To drive or force backward; to cause to retreat or recede; as, to back oxen.

Backverb

To make a back for; to furnish with a back; as, to back books.

Backverb

To adjoin behind; to be at the back of.

‘A garden . . . with a vineyard backed.’; ‘The chalk cliffs which back the beach.’;

Backverb

To write upon the back of; as, to back a letter; to indorse; as, to back a note or legal document.

Backverb

To support; to maintain; to second or strengthen by aid or influence; as, to back a friend.

‘Have still found it necessary to back and fortify their laws with rewards and punishments.’; ‘The mate backed the captain manfully.’;

Backverb

To bet on the success of; - as, to back a race horse.

Backverb

To move or go backward; as, the horse refuses to back.

Backverb

To change from one quarter to another by a course opposite to that of the sun; - used of the wind.

Backverb

To stand still behind another dog which has pointed; - said of a dog.

‘Cleon at first . . . was willing to go; but, finding that he [Nicias] was in earnest, he tried to back out.’;

Backadverb

In, to, or toward, the rear; as, to stand back; to step back.

Backadverb

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 one's native place; to put a book back after reading it.

Backadverb

To a former state, condition, or station; as, to go back to private life; to go back to barbarism.

Backadverb

Of time) In times past; ago.

Backadverb

Away from contact; by reverse movement.

‘The angel of the Lord . . . came, and rolled back the stone from the door.’;

Backadverb

In concealment or reserve; in one's own possession; as, to keep back the truth; to keep back part of the money due to another.

Backadverb

In a state of restraint or hindrance.

‘The Lord hath kept thee back from honor.’;

Backadverb

In return, repayment, or requital.

‘What have I to give you back?’;

Backadverb

In withdrawal from a statement, promise, or undertaking; as, he took back the offensive words.

Backadverb

In arrear; as, to be back in one's rent.

Backnoun

the posterior part of a human (or animal) body from the neck to the end of the spine;

‘his back was nicely tanned’;

Backnoun

the side that goes last or is not normally seen;

‘he wrote the date on the back of the photograph’;

Backnoun

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’;

Backnoun

(football) a person who plays in the backfield

Backnoun

the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord;

‘the fall broke his back’;

Backnoun

the front and back covering of a book;

‘the book had a leather binding’;

Backnoun

the part of a garment that covers your back;

‘they pinned a `kick me' sign on his back’;

Backnoun

a support that you can lean against while sitting;

‘the back of the dental chair was adjustable’;

Backnoun

the position of a player on a football team who is stationed behind the line of scrimmage

Backverb

be behind; approve of;

‘He plumped for the Labor Party’; ‘I backed Kennedy in 1960’;

Backverb

travel backward;

‘back into the driveway’; ‘The car backed up and hit the tree’;

Backverb

give support or one's approval to;

‘I'll second that motion’; ‘I can't back this plan’; ‘endorse a new project’;

Backverb

cause to travel backward;

‘back the car into the parking spot’;

Backverb

support financial backing for;

‘back this enterprise’;

Backverb

be in back of;

‘My garage backs their yard’;

Backverb

place a bet on;

‘Which horse are you backing?’; ‘I'm betting on the new horse’;

Backverb

shift to a counterclockwise direction;

‘the wind backed’;

Backverb

establish as valid or genuine;

‘Can you back up your claims?’;

Backverb

strengthen by providing with a back or backing

Backadjective

related to or located at the back;

‘the back yard’; ‘the back entrance’;

Backadjective

located at or near the back of an animal;

‘back (or hind) legs’; ‘the hinder part of a carcass’;

Backadjective

of an earlier date;

‘back issues of the magazine’;

Backadverb

in or to or toward a former location;

‘she went back to her parents' house’;

Backadverb

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’;

Backadverb

in or to or toward an original condition;

‘he went back to sleep’;

Backadverb

in or to or toward a past time;

‘set the clocks back an hour’; ‘never look back’; ‘lovers of the past looking fondly backward’;

Backadverb

in answer;

‘he wrote back three days later’; ‘had little to say in reply to the questions’;

Backadverb

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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