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See synonyms for backed on
  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.: Compare double cloth.

  1. Photography. (of a film or plate) coated with a substance for absorbing light and thereby reducing halation.

Origin of backed

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at back1, -ed3

Other words from backed

  • half-backed, adjective
  • well-backed, adjective

Words Nearby backed Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use backed in a sentence

  • One evening in the month of April, a slim, straight-backed girl stood in the veranda of a bungalow at Meerut.

    The Red Year | Louis Tracy
  • The boy backed away from him, and stood a little distance off, holding out a nice, juicy potato this time.

    Squinty the Comical Pig | Richard Barnum
  • I turned away from the bank and raced up a long slope to a saw-backed ridge that promised largely of unobstructed view.

    Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
  • The hump-backed little figure with poke-bonnet and cane was chased out upon the broken landing.

  • But when Jess had lowered her umbrella and backed into the shop, she found several customers waiting at the counter.

British Dictionary definitions for backed


/ (bækt) /

    • having a back or backing

    • (in combination): high-backed; black-backed

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