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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 ?
His spine and shoulder-blades stood out like the bones under the hide of a dead steer left in the fields.
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.
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.
If she had been friends with Colin she would have run to show him her presents at once, and they would have looked at the pictures and read some of the gardening books and perhaps tried playing the games, and he would have enjoyed himself so much he would never once have thought he was going to die or have put his hand on his spine to see if there was a lump coming.
He was got up with such care, and was so stiff, that he could hardly bend himself; being obliged, when he glanced at some papers on his desk, after sitting down in his chair, to move his whole body, from the bottom of his spine, like Punch.
He understood, and flew towards the soldiers growling, his hair standing up on his spine.
Suddenly he drooped as if his spine had partly given way; and in this ungraceful attitude he read the remainder of the letter.
A little shiver of anticipation tingled his spine, and then, quite without volition, he found himself gazing into the loving eyes of his mother and the strong face of the father which mirrored, beneath its masculine strength, a love no less than the mother's eyes proclaimed.
Well, when that masked thing like a monkey jumped from among the chemicals and whipped into the cabinet, it went down my spine like ice.
I should say that, in the water, which is their element--the spine of these creatures is flexible; with smooth and close skin and webbed feet--they swim admirably.
Ajax son of Telamon was more angry than any, for the man had fallen close beside him; so he aimed at Polydamas as he was retreating, but Polydamas saved himself by swerving aside and the spear struck Archelochus son of Antenor, for heaven counselled his destruction; it struck him where the head springs from the neck at the top joint of the spine, and severed both the tendons at the back of the head.
Something of a load; but Kory-Kory was a very strong man for his size, and by no means brittle in the spine.