What is back and what does back mean? Read about the definition and meaning of back


  1. Back is the rear part of the human body (the area between the next to the lower end of the spine)
  2. To bet on
  3. To support (back up with money, influence etc.)
  4. To go or move backward

Etymology & Origin of back

First recorded circa 1000. From the Indo-European word bhogo ("bending")