backed
adjective see back I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Backed — (b[a^]kt), a. Having a back; fitted with a back; as, a backed electrotype or stereotype plate. Used in composition; as, broad backed; hump backed. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • backed — [ bækt ] suffix 1. ) used with some nouns to make adjectives meaning that a group or action is supported by an organization or country, usually a powerful one: the military backed government a U.S. backed peace plan 2. ) used with some adjectives …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • backed — backed; un·backed; …   English syllables

  • backed — [bakt] adj. having a back or backing often used in hyphenated compounds meaning having a (specified kind of) back [ canvas backed] …   English World dictionary

  • backed — adjective 1. having a back or backing, usually of a specified type • Ant: ↑backless • Similar to: ↑hardbacked, ↑hardback, ↑hardbound, ↑hardcover, ↑high backed, ↑low backed, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Backed — Back Back (b[a^]k), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Backed} (b[a^]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Backing}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To get upon the back of; to mount. [1913 Webster] I will back him [a horse] straight. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To place or seat upon the back …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • -backed — UK [bækt] / US suffix 1) used with some nouns to make adjectives meaning that a group or action is supported by an organization or country, usually a powerful one the military backed government a US backed peace plan 2) used with some adjectives… …   English dictionary

  • backed — adjective a) Dead; put on ones back. He wishes to have the senior, or old square toes, backed; he longs to have his father on six mens shoulders; that is, carrying to the grave. b) Having the specified backing. fabric backed tape …   Wiktionary

  • backed — /bækt/ (say bakt) adjective 1. having a back: a high backed chair. 2. having backing: a government backed measure …   Australian English dictionary

  • backed — /bakt/, adj. 1. having a back, backing, setting, or support (often used in combination): a low backed sofa. 2. (of fabric) having an extra set of threads in either the warp or the weft to provide added warmth. Cf. double cloth. 3. Photog. (of a… …   Universalium

  • backed — A backed horse is one on which lots of bets have been placed …   Equestrian sports dictionary

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