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noun 
  1. 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.
  1. That which is farthest away from the front.
He sat in the of the room.
  1. The part of something that goes last.
The car was near the of the train.
  1. 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 ?
  1. In some team sports, a position behind most players on the team.
verb 
  1. To go in the reverse direction.
The train backed into the station.
  1. To support.
I you all the way.
  1. (nautical, of the wind) the change direction contrary to its normal pattern (anticlockwise in the northern hemisphere, clockwise in the southern)
  2. (nautical, of a square sail) to brace the yards so that the wind presses on the front of the sail, to slow the ship
  3. (nautical, of an anchor) to lay out a second, smaller anchor to provide additional holding power
adjective 
  1. Near the rear.
Go in the door of the house.
  1. (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 .
  1. Not current.
I"d like to find a issue of that magazine.
  1. far, Far from the main area.
They took a road.
adverb (further back, furthest back)
  1. (Not comparable) To a previous condition or place.
He gave the money.
  1. Away from the front or from an edge.
Sit all the way in your chair.
Step from the curb.
  1. In a manner that impedes.
Fear held him .
     
bilabial Tweet Definition of bilabial Like Definition of bilabial on Facebook
noun 
  1. (phonetics) A speech sound articulated with both lips.
adjective 
  1. (phonetics) Articulated with both lips.
     
blend Tweet Definition of blend Like Definition of blend on Facebook
noun (wikipedia, blend, blend (linguistics))
  1. A mixture of two or more things.
  2. (linguistics) A word formed by combining two other words; a grammatical contamination, portmanteau word.
verb (blends, blending, blended, or poetic, blent)
  1. (transitive) To mix.
To feel no other breezes than are blown / Through its tall woods with high romances blent - w:John Keats, Keats, 1884
     
breathed Tweet Definition of breathed Like Definition of breathed on Facebook
verb 
  1. (past of, breathe)
     
broad Tweet Definition of broad Like Definition of broad on Facebook
noun 
  1. A colloquial term for a woman or girl.
Synonyms: see wikiSaurus:woman
adjective 
  1. (of a person or object) wide in extent or scope
  2. having a specified width (e.g. 3 ft broad)
  3. (context, of an accent) strongly regional
     

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