Of or at the back of something. (especially of wages or something published or released) from or relating to the past. Directed toward the rear or in a reversed course. (of a sound) articulated at the back of the mouth. Toward the rear; in the opposite direction from the one that one is facing or traveling. Expressing a return to an earlier or normal condition. In or into the past. In return. The rear surface of the human body from the shoulders to the hips. The side or part of something that is away from the spectator or from the direction in which it moves or faces; the rear. A player in a field game whose initial position is behind the front line. Give financial, material, or moral support to. Cover the back of (an object) in order to support, protect, or decorate it. Walk or drive backward. (of a property) have its back adjacent to (a piece of land or body of water).