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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
References in classic literature ?
They then fell upon each other's neck and wept scalding rills down each other's spine in token of their banishment to the Realm of Ineffable Bosh.
Every rib could be counted and every joint of the spine, though Mistress Mary did not count them as she bent over and examined them with a solemn savage little face.
He gurgled wordlessly, and Claire went on, her low, sad voice mingling with the moonlight in a manner that caused thrills to run up and down his spine.
Bear in mind, too, that under these untoward circumstances he has to cut many feet deep in the flesh; and in that subterraneous manner, without so much as getting one single peep into the ever-contracting gash thus made, he must skilfully steer clear of all adjacent, interdicted parts, and exactly divide the spine at a critical point hard by its insertion into the skull.
These images of voluptuousness made him clench his fists, and a shiver run along his spine.
5] The elater, when placed on its back and preparing to spring, moved its head and thorax backwards, so that the pectoral spine was drawn out, and rested on the edge of its sheath.
Seeing Alexey Alexandrovitch with his Petersburg face and severely self-confident figure, in his round hat, with his rather prominent spine, he believed in him, and was aware of a disagreeable sensation, such as a man might feel tortured by thirst, who, on reaching a spring, should find a dog, a sheep, or a pig, who has drunk of it and muddied the water.
Once astride the bull's neck, I drew my long stone knife and, setting the point carefully over the brute's spine, drove it home with both hands.
She moved with difficulty-- I think she was lame--I seem to remember some story about a malady of the spine.
He kept rushing the matador, who always slipped smartly and gracefully aside in time, waiting for a sure chance; and at last it came; the bull made a deadly plunge for him - was avoided neatly, and as he sped by, the long sword glided silently into him, between left shoulder and spine - in and in, to the hilt.
Another point was the forward carriage of the head and the clumsy and inhuman curvature of the spine.
Grown careless from months of continued safety, during which time he had seen no dangerous animals during the daylight hours, he had left his rifles and revolvers all within the little cabin, and now that he saw the great ape crashing through the underbrush directly toward him, and from a direction which practically cut him off from escape, he felt a vague little shiver play up and down his spine.