back of

preposition

Definition of back of

US, informal
: behind
  • … stood leaning against a parked car out back of the building …
  • —Peter Goldman et al.
  • They now sit … just two games back of the Yankees in the wild card race.
  • —Steve Buckley

Examples of back of in a Sentence

  1. the equipment shed is a concrete structure back of the school

First Known Use of back of

1694

in the meaning defined above

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back of Synonyms

Synonyms

abaft, behind;

Antonyms

before;

Near Antonyms

ahead of;

Phrases

in back of;


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