Definitions for Spinespaɪn
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Ref: spinal column.
a hard, sharp-pointed outgrowth on a plant; thorn.
a stiff-pointed bone, process, or appendage, as the quill of a porcupine or the sharp rays in the fin of certain fishes.
Category: Zoology, Anatomy
resolution or courage; backbone.
a ridge, as of ground or rock.
the back of a book binding, usu. indicating the title and author.
Origin of spine:
1400–50; late ME < L spīna thorn, backbone
spinal column, vertebral column, spine, backbone, back, rachis(noun)
the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord
"the fall broke his back"
spur, spine, acantha(noun)
any sharply pointed projection
spine, thorn, prickle, pricker, sticker, spikelet(noun)
a small sharp-pointed tip resembling a spike on a stem or leaf
the part of a book's cover that encloses the inner side of the book's pages and that faces outward when the book is shelved
"the title and author were printed on the spine of the book"
a sharp rigid animal process or appendage; as a porcupine quill or a ridge on a bone or a ray of a fish fin
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
the row of bones that protect the spinal cord
an injury to the spine
one of the sharp points on some animals' bodies
the spines of a porcupine
the back of a book where the pages are held together
a book with a broken spine
A person or thing's backbone; the series of bones collectively from one's (literal or figurative) head to tail or pelvis.
A rigid, pointed surface protuberance or needle-like structure on an animal, shell, or plant.
Courage or assertiveness.
The narrow, bound edge of a book.
Origin: From espine (modern French épine) or its source, spina.
a sharp appendage to any of a plant; a thorn
a rigid and sharp projection upon any part of an animal
one of the rigid and undivided fin rays of a fish
the backbone, or spinal column, of an animal; -- so called from the projecting processes upon the vertebrae
anything resembling the spine or backbone; a ridge
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The spinal or vertebral column.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'Spine' in Nouns Frequency: #2354
Translations for Spine
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the line of linked bones running down the back of humans and many animals; the backbone
She damaged her spine when she fell.
- عَمود فِقْريArabic
- colunaPortuguese (BR)
- das RückgratGerman
- σπονδυλική στήλη, ραχοκοκαλιάGreek
- columna vertebral, espina dorsalSpanish
- ستون فقراتFarsi
- colonne vertébraleFrench
- עַמוּד שִׁדרָהHebrew
- रीढ़, मेरूदंडHindi
- kičma, kralježnicaCroatian
- tulang belakangIndonesian
- spina dorsale, colonna vertebraleItalian
- nugarkaulis, stuburasLithuanian
- tulang belakangMalay
- ستون فقراتPersian
- ستون فقراتPashto
- coloană vertebralăRomanian
- позвоночник; хребетRussian
- omurga, bel kemiğiTurkish
- 脊柱，脊椎Chinese (Trad.)
- спинний хребет, хребетний стовпUkrainian
- ریڑھ کی ہڈّیUrdu
- xương sốngVietnamese
- 脊柱，脊椎Chinese (Simp.)
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