Complete Definition of "aback"

English

Pronunciation
(RP) IPA|/ÉËbæk/
rhymes|æk

Etymology 1
Middle English abak
Anglo-Saxon on bæc "at, on, or toward the back"; formed as a- + back

Adverb
aback

  1. rare Towards the back or rear; backwards; away.

#:Therewith aback she started. - Chaucer

  1. Behind; in the rear.
  2. nautical Backward against the mast; said of the sails when pressed by the wind.

#:They sailed aback. --- They sailed against the wind.

Translations
trans-top|backwards
Bengali: পà§à¦à¦¨ দিà¦à§
Estonian: tagasi, tagaspidi, tagurpidi
Finnish: takaisin, taaksepäin
Hindi: पà¥à¤à¥ à¤à¥ à¤à¤°
Persian: جاخÙردÙ, ÛÚ©Ù Ø®ÙردÙ, غاÙÙÚ¯ÛرشدÙ
Portuguese: atraz, por detraz ás avessas, pelo contrario
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trans-top|in the rear
Estonian: pakkis
Finnish: takana
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trans-top|taken aback
Bengali: à¦à¦®à¦à§ à¦à¦ à¦¾, হতà¦à¦à¦¿à¦¤ হà¦à¦¯à¦¼à¦¾
Hindi: à¤à¤à¤¿à¤¤: surprised
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trans-top|confused
Hindi: à¤à¤à¤°à¤¾à¤¯à¤¾ हà¥à¤, भà¥à¤à¤
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trans-top|said of sails pressed backward
Finnish: pakki|pakilla
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ttbc|Vietnamese: lùi lại, trá» lại phía sau, bá» thá»i ép vào cá»t buá»m, sá»­ng sá»t, ngạc nhiên

Derived terms
take aback

Etymology 2
From abacus

Noun
aback

  1. obsolete An abacus.

Translations
Catalan: àbac
Greek: ÏÏÎ¿Ï Ïα ÏίÏÏ
Turkish: Geriye

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