anchor, mainstay, keystone, backbone, linchpin, lynchpin(noun)
a central cohesive source of support and stability
"faith is his anchor"; "the keystone of campaign reform was the ban on soft money"; "he is the linchpin of this firm"
backbone, grit, guts, moxie, sand, gumption(noun)
fortitude and determination
"he didn't have the guts to try it"
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"
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"
the part of a network that connects other networks together
"the backbone is the part of a communication network that carries the heaviest traffic"
The series of vertebrae, separated by disks, that encloses and protects the spinal cord, and runs down the middle of the back in vertebrate animals.
any fundamental support, structure, or infrastructure
Before automobiles, railroads were a backbone of commerce.
courage, fortitude, or strength
He would make a good manager, if he had a little more backbone.
the column of bones in the back which sustains and gives firmness to the frame; the spine; the vertebral or spinal column
anything like , or serving the purpose of, a backbone
firmness; moral principle; steadfastness
Backbone is the second album by jazz saxophonist Boney James, released in 1993.
Song lyrics by backbone -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by backbone on the Lyrics.com website.
The numerical value of backbone in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of backbone in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Examples of backbone in a Sentence
We are the ones who are supporting them in national long distance backbone capacity ... that's why there is quantum jump in this quarter.
Helen Prejean thinks big. Helen Prejean has big dreams, big hopes, i'm detail-centered. I'm the backbone.
For me, I would be lost without the immigrants, they are the backbone of my staffing. We could service many more people, but we can't recruit the staff.
What message does that send to the troops ? that you can get away with things. We have to have good order and discipline. It's the backbone of what we do.
We can analyze the pulse of the city, moment to moment, over the past decade, digital technologies have begun to blanket our cities, forming the backbone of a large, intelligent infrastructure.
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- دعامة, عمود فقريArabic
- гръбнак, опора, основаBulgarian
- espinada, columna vertebral, espina dorsalCatalan, Valencian
- fundament, basis, rygradDanish
- Rückgrat, WirbelsäuleGerman
- columna vertebral, espina dorsalSpanish
- épine dorsale, rachis, colonne vertébraleFrench
- cnàimh an droma, cùl, bun-structarScottish Gaelic
- gerincoszlop, hátgerinc, gerincHungarian
- ողնաշար, հիմքArmenian
- tulang punggungIndonesian
- hryggur, bein í nefinu, meginstoð, uppistaða, skapfestaIcelandic
- spina dorsaleItalian
- עמוד שדרהHebrew
- 背骨, 脊柱, 脊椎Japanese
- iwituaroa, iwituararoMāori
- потпора, ’рбет, кичмаMacedonian
- tulang belakangMalay
- íígháánNavajo, Navaho
- charakter, kręgosłup, trzonPolish
- espinha, firmeza, coluna vertebral, espinha dorsal, basePortuguese
- coloană vertebrală, șira spinăriiRomanian
- стержень, позвоночник, основа, хребет, костякRussian
- kralježnica, кичма, kičma, хрптењача, краљеҗница, hrptenjačaSerbo-Croatian
- ryggrad, grundstommeSwedish
- xương sốngVietnamese
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