back of

back of
preposition Date: 1694 behind <
out back of the barn
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • back of — or[in back of] {prep.} 1. In or at the rear of; to the back of; behind. * /The garage is hack of the house./ * /Our car was in hack of theirs at the traffic light./ 2. {informal} Being a cause or reason for; causing. * /Hard work was back of his… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • back of — or[in back of] {prep.} 1. In or at the rear of; to the back of; behind. * /The garage is hack of the house./ * /Our car was in hack of theirs at the traffic light./ 2. {informal} Being a cause or reason for; causing. * /Hard work was back of his… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Back-of-the-envelope calculation — The phrase back of the envelope calculations refers to rough calculations that, while not rigorous, test or support a point. They are far more than a guess but far less than a proof. The phrase is generally used in mathematics, physics and… …   Wikipedia

  • Back of Keppoch — infobox UK place country = Scotland official name= Back of Keppoch scots name= gaelic name=A Cheapaich population= os grid reference= NM654880 map type=Scotland latitude=56.92424 longitude= 5.85668 unitary scotland= Highland lieutenancy scotland …   Wikipedia

  • back of one's hand — or back of the hand phrasal a show of contempt …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • back of the hand — phrasal see back of one s hand …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • back of one's mind — phrasal the remote part of one s mind where thoughts and memories are stored to be drawn on …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • back of beyond — Date: 1816 a remote place …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • To see the back of — Back Back (b[a^]k), n. [AS. b[ae]c, bac; akin to Icel., Sw., & LG. bak, Dan. bag; cf. OHG. bahho ham, Skr. bhaj to turn, OSlav. b[=e]g[u^] flight. Cf. {Bacon}.] 1. In human beings, the hinder part of the body, extending from the neck to the end… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • eyes in the back of one's head — {n. phr.}, {informal} Ability to know what happens when your back is turned. * /Mother must have eyes in the back of her head, because she always knows when I do something wrong./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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