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spine

 (spīn)
n.
1. The spinal column of a vertebrate.
2. Zoology Any of various pointed projections, processes, or appendages of animals.
3. Botany
a. A strong, sharp-pointed outgrowth derived from a leaf or leaf part.
b. Any of various similar sharp structures, such as a thorn.
4. Something that resembles or suggests a backbone, as:
a. The hinged back of a book.
b. The crest of a ridge.
5. Strength of character; courage or willpower.

[Middle English, from Old French espine, from Latin spīna.]

spine

(spaɪn)
n
1. (Anatomy) the spinal column
2. (Botany) the sharply pointed tip or outgrowth of a leaf, stem, etc
3. (Zoology) zoology a hard pointed process or structure, such as the ray of a fin, the quill of a porcupine, or the ridge on a bone
4. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) the back of a book, etc
5. (Physical Geography) a ridge, esp of a hill
6. strength of endurance, will, etc
7. anything resembling the spinal column in function or importance; main support or feature
[C14: from Old French espine spine, from Latin spīna thorn, backbone]
spined adj

spine

(spaɪn)

n.
2. a hard, sharp-pointed outgrowth on a plant; thorn.
3. a stiff-pointed bone, process, or appendage, as the quill of a porcupine or the sharp rays in the fin of certain fishes.
4. resolution or courage; backbone.
5. a ridge, as of ground or rock.
6. the back of a book binding, usu. indicating the title and author.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin spīna thorn, backbone]

spine

(spīn)
2. A sharp-pointed projection on a plant, especially a hard, narrow modified leaf, as on a cactus. See more at leaf. See Notes at cactus, thorn.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spine - the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cordspine - the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord; "the fall broke his back"
notochord - a flexible rodlike structure that forms the supporting axis of the body in the lowest chordates and lowest vertebrates and in embryos of higher vertebrates
chine - backbone of an animal
canalis vertebralis, spinal canal, vertebral canal - the canal in successive vertebrae through which the spinal cord passes
coccyx, tail bone - the end of the vertebral column in humans and tailless apes
vertebra - one of the bony segments of the spinal column
intervertebral disc, intervertebral disk - a fibrocartilaginous disc serving as a cushion between all of the vertebrae of the spinal column (except between the first two)
skeletal structure - any structure created by the skeleton of an organism
axial skeleton - the part of the skeleton that includes the skull and spinal column and sternum and ribs
2.spine - any sharply pointed projection
projection - any solid convex shape that juts out from something
3.spine - a small sharp-pointed tip resembling a spike on a stem or leafspine - a small sharp-pointed tip resembling a spike on a stem or leaf
aculeus - a stiff sharp-pointed plant process
glochid, glochidium - a barbed spine or bristle (often tufted on cacti)
4.spine - 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 shelvedspine - 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"
book, volume - physical objects consisting of a number of pages bound together; "he used a large book as a doorstop"
part, portion - something less than the whole of a human artifact; "the rear part of the house"; "glue the two parts together"
5.spine - a sharp rigid animal process or appendage; as a porcupine quill or a ridge on a bone or a ray of a fish fin
ray - any of the stiff bony spines in the fin of a fish
quill - a stiff hollow protective spine on a porcupine or hedgehog
appendage, outgrowth, process - a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant; "a bony process"

spine

noun
1. backbone, vertebrae, spinal column, vertebral column fractures of the hip and spine
2. barb, spur, needle, spike, ray, quill, rachis Carry a pair of thick gloves to protect you from hedgehog spines.

spine

noun
A sharp, pointed object:
Translations
حَسَك، شَوكَهظَهْر الكِتابعَمود فِقْريعَمُودٌ فَقَرِيّ
páteřhřbetostentrnbodlina
rygradrygrygsøjletornpig
selkärankaoaspiikkiselkä
kralježnica
hryggurkjölurbroddur, òyrnir
脊椎
척추
bestuburisnugarėlėstuburasstuburostuburo smegenys
mugurkaulsadatamuguramuguriņa
pichliač
hrbtenica
ryggradtaggrygg
กระดูกสันหลัง
cột sống

spine

[spaɪn] N
1. (Anat) (= backbone) → columna f (vertebral), espina f dorsal
2. (Zool) (= spike) → púa f, pincho m (Bot) → espina f, pincho m
3. [of book] → lomo m
4. [of mountain range] → espinazo m

spine

[ˈspaɪn] n
(= backbone) [person, animal] → colonne f vertébrale
[book] → dos m
(= spike) [plant] → épine f, piquant m; [hedgehog, porcupine] → piquant mspine-chilling [ˈspaɪntʃɪlɪŋ] adjà vous glacer le sang

spine

n
(Anat) → Rückgrat nt; (of book)(Buch)rücken m; (of mountain range)(Gebirgs)grat m
(= spike)Stachel m; (of plant)Dorn m, → Stachel m

spine

:
spine-chiller
n (inf)Gruselgeschichte f, → Gruselfilm m
spine-chilling
adj (inf)schaurig, gruselig; noise alsounheimlich

spine

[spaɪn] n (Anat) → spina dorsale (Zool) → aculeo (Bot) → spina; (of book) → dorso; (of mountain range) → cresta

spine

(spain) noun
1. the line of linked bones running down the back of humans and many animals; the backbone. She damaged her spine when she fell.
2. something like a backbone in shape or function. the spine of a book.
3. a thin, stiff, pointed part growing on an animal or a plant.
ˈspinal adjective
of or concerned with the backbone. a spinal injury.
ˈspineless adjective
1. of an animal, having no spine; invertebrate.
2. of a person, having a weak character; easily dominated.
ˈspiny adjective
full of, or covered with, spines. a spiny cactus.
spinal cord
a cord of nerve cells running up through the backbone.

spine

عَمُودٌ فَقَرِيّ páteř rygrad Wirbelsäule ραχοκοκαλιά espina dorsal selkäranka colonne vertébrale kralježnica spina dorsale 脊椎 척추 ruggengraat ryggrad kręgosłup espinha dorsal позвоночник ryggrad กระดูกสันหลัง belkemiği cột sống 脊柱

spine

n. columna o espina vertebral;
pop. espinazo.

spine

n columna (vertebral); (thorn) espina; cervical — columna cervical; lumbar — columna lumbar; lumbosacral — columna lumbosacra; thoracic — columna dorsal or torácica