- The side of something opposite the front or useful side; the reverse side; the side that is not normally seen.
- Turn the book over and look at the cover.
- That which is farthest away from the front.
- He sat in the of the room.
- The part of something that goes last.
- The car was near the of the train.
- The rear of body, especially the part between the neck and the end of the spine and opposite the chest and belly.
- Could you please scratch my ?
- In some team sports, a position behind most players on the team.
- To go in the reverse direction.
- The train backed into the station.
- To support.
- I you all the way.
- (nautical, of the wind) the change direction contrary to its normal pattern (anticlockwise in the northern hemisphere, clockwise in the southern)
- (nautical, of a square sail) to brace the yards so that the wind presses on the front of the sail, to slow the ship
- (nautical, of an anchor) to lay out a second, smaller anchor to provide additional holding power
- Near the rear.
adverb (further back, furthest back)
- Go in the door of the house.
- (context, after a change) In the previous state or position.
- He was on vacation, but now he"s .
- The office fell into chaos when you left, but now order is .
- Not current.
- I"d like to find a issue of that magazine.
- far, Far from the main area.
- They took a road.
- (Not comparable) To a previous condition or place.
- He gave the money.
- Away from the front or from an edge.
- Sit all the way in your chair.
- Step from the curb.
- In a manner that impedes.
- Fear held him .
- An institution where one can place and borrow money and take care of financial affairs.
- A branch office of such an institution
- A safe and guaranteed place of storage for and retrieval of important items or goods.
- blood bank
- sperm bank
- data bank
- A row or panel of items stored or grouped together.
- a of switches
- An edge of river or other watercourse.
- (nautical) An elevation, or rising ground, under the sea; a shallow area of shifting sand, gravel, mud, and so forth (for example, a sandbank or mudbank).
- An embankment.
- (context, aviation) The incline of an aircraft, especially during a turn.
- A row of keys on a musical keyboard or the equivalent on a typewriter keyboard.
- (context, intransitive, aircraft) To roll or incline laterally in order to turn.
- (context, intransitive) To deal with a bank or financial institution.
- He banked with Barclays.
- (context, transitive) To put into a .
- I'm going to the money.
- (context, transitive) To cause (an aircraft) to .
- (context, transitive) To form into a or heap, to bank up.
- (context, transitive) To cover the embers of a fire with ashes in order to retain heat.
- A long seat, for example, in the park.
- They sat on a park and tossed bread crumbs to the ducks and pigeons.
- In law, the people who decide on the verdict; the judiciary.
- They are awaiting a decision on the motion from the .
- (context, law, figurative) The place where the judges sit.
- She sat on the for 30 years before she retired.
verb (bench, es)
- The place where players of a sport sit when not playing.
- He spent the first three games on the , watching.
- A place where assembly or hand work is performed; a workbench.
- She placed the workpiece on the , inspected it closely, and opened the cover.''
- (weightlifting) A horizontal padded surface, usually with a weight rack, used for support during exercise.
- (context, transitive, sports) To sideline; to remove a player from play.
- They benched him for the rest of the game because they thought he was injured.
- (context, transitive, weightlifting) To lift by bench pressing
- I heard he can 150 pounds.
- (slang) To push the victim back on the person behind them who is on their hands and knees and end up falling over
- Person who blows.
- Any device that blows.
- (the blower) (context, slang, dated, mostly, British) telephone.
- Get on the blower and call headquarters right away!
- A ducted fan, usually part of some heating, ventilation, and/or air conditioning system.
noun (wikipedia, blowhole (biology))
(wikipedia, blowhole (geology))
- The spiracle, on the top of the head, through which cetaceans breath
- A vent for the escape of gas
- A cavity in the ground that leads to a marine cave and out of which waves splash
- In mining, a rich mine or vein of silver or gold.
- By extension, anything which is a mine of wealth or yields a large income or return.
- The popular show quickly became a ratings for the network.
- A hole bored into the ground to collect samples for analysis or to extract oil or water.
- (countable) An instance of breaking something into two pieces.
verb (breaks, breaking, broke, broken)
- The femur has a clean and so should heal easily.
- (countable) A physical space that open up, opens up in something or between two things.
- The sun came out in a in the clouds.
- (countable) A rest or pause, usually from work.
- Let"s take a five-minute .
- (countable) (tennis) (tennis) A game won by the receive, receiving player or players (in case of a double).
- (countable) (context, billiards) The first shot in a game of billiards
- (countable) (context, snooker) The number of points scored by one player in one visit to the table
- (countable) (surfing) Place where waves break (ie. pitch or spill forward creating white water).
- 2005: The final in the Greenmount area is Kirra Point. — coolangatta.net http://www.coolangatta.net/coolangatta/surfbreaks.html
- (intransitive) To end up in two or more pieces that can't easily be reassembled.
- If the vase falls to the floor, it might .
- (intransitive) (medicine) Of a bone, to crack or fracture through a sudden physical strain, such as a collision.
- Don't slip and your leg.
- (intransitive) To stop functioning properly or altogether.
- Don't the fridge with your tools.
- (intransitive) To interrupt or cease one's work or occupation temporarily.
- Let's for lunch.
- (intransitive) (tennis) To win a game as receiver.
- (intransitive) (context, sports, billiards, snooker, pool) To make the first shot.
- Is it your or my turn to ?
- (transitive) To cause to end up in two or more pieces.
- I am going to your mask.
- (transitive) (medicine) (ergative) Of a bone, to cause to crack under physical strain.
- Don't try to his neck.
- (transitive) (medicine) (ergative) Of a bone, to fracture accidentally.
- Don't your fingers playing basketball.
- (transitive) (ergative) To cause to malfunction or stop working altogether.
- Did you two the trolley by racing with it?
- (transitive) To cause a person or animal to lose his/her/its will, usually obtained by means of torture.
- You have to an elephant before you can use it as an animal of burden.
- America has used many forms of torture to their POWs.
- (transitive) To do that which is forbidden by (a rule or rules).
- When you go to Vancouver, promise me you won't the law.
- (transitive) (gaming slang) To design or use a powerful (yet legal) strategy that unbalances the game in a player's favor.
- Letting white have three extra queens would chess.
- (transitive) (media) (ergative) to disclose or make known an item of news etc
verb (bumps, bumping, bumped)
- A light blow or jolting collision.
- the sound of such a collision
- A protuberance on a level surface.
- A swelling on the skin caused by illness or injury.
- (Rowing) The point, in a race in which boats are spaced apart at the start, at which a boat begins to overtake the boat ahead.
- The swollen abdomen of a pregnant woman
- (internet) A post in an Internet forum thread made in order to raise the thread's profile by returning it to the top of the list of active threads.
- Knock or run into with a jolt.
- (internet) To post in an Internet forum thread in order to raise the thread's profile by returning it to the top of the list of active threads.
- (obsolete) Theme, core idea.
- A heavy load.
- A responsibility, onus.
- A cause of worry.
- (transitive) To encumber with a burden (in any of the noun senses of the word).