Definitions for backbone
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word backbone.
anchor, mainstay, keystone, backbone, linchpin, lynchpinnoun
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, gumptionnoun
fortitude and determination
"he didn't have the guts to try it"
spinal column, vertebral column, spine, backbone, back, rachisnoun
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
The bone of the back.
Etymology: from back and bone.
The backbone should be divided into many vertebres for commodious bending, and not be one entire rigid bone. John Ray.
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.
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The numerical value of backbone in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of backbone in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
There's serious work to be done rather than pomp andcircumstance. We need to see some backbone from President Obama on U.S.-China relations.
The backbone of surprise is fusing speed with secrecy.
Kenya and Nigeria are most obvious candidates from a macro perspective because they offer the desirable ingredients of an expanding middle-class, and a strong private sector backbone, they have a challenging but growingly sophisticated supply chain, and adaptable consumer tastes.
It's a social justice issue. We have a workforce that is the backbone of long-term [care] services, and they themselves don't have coverage.
There is no gray area here. It is time for Sen. McConnell and Speaker Ryan to find the backbone to say: 'Enough,'.
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- عمود فقري, دعامةArabic
- основа, гръбнак, опораBulgarian
- espinada, espina dorsal, columna vertebralCatalan, Valencian
- rygrad, fundament, basisDanish
- Wirbelsäule, RückgratGerman
- columna vertebral, espina dorsalSpanish
- rachis, épine dorsale, colonne vertébraleFrench
- cùl, cnàimh an droma, bun-structarScottish Gaelic
- gerinc, gerincoszlop, hátgerincHungarian
- հիմք, ողնաշարArmenian
- tulang punggungIndonesian
- meginstoð, bein í nefinu, uppistaða, hryggur, skapfestaIcelandic
- spina dorsaleItalian
- עמוד שדרהHebrew
- 脊椎, 脊柱, 背骨Japanese
- iwituaroa, iwituararoMāori
- кичма, потпора, ’рбетMacedonian
- tulang belakangMalay
- íígháánNavajo, Navaho
- kręgosłup, trzon, charakterPolish
- base, firmeza, coluna vertebral, espinha dorsal, espinhaPortuguese
- șira spinării, coloană vertebralăRomanian
- позвоночник, стержень, костяк, основа, хребетRussian
- kralježnica, кичма, kičma, хрптењача, hrptenjača, краљеҗницаSerbo-Croatian
- ryggrad, grundstommeSwedish
- xương sốngVietnamese
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