Coated vs Backed - What's the difference?

coated | backed |

As verbs the difference between coated and backed

is that coated is (coat) while backed is (back).

As adjectives the difference between coated and backed

is that coated is covered with a thin layer while backed is (obsolete|slang) put on one's back; killed; rendered dead.




  • (coat)
  • Adjective

  • Covered with a thin layer.

  • coat


    Alternative forms

    * (l) (obsolete)


  • (lb) An outer garment covering the upper torso and arms.
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  • *:It was April 22, 1831, and a young man was walking down Whitehall in the direction of Parliament Street. He wore shepherd's plaid trousers and the swallow-tail coat of the day, with a figured muslin cravat wound about his wide-spread collar.
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  • *:Mind you, clothes were clothes in those days.Frills, ruffles, flounces, lace, complicated seams and gores: not only did they sweep the ground and have to be held up in one hand elegantly as you walked along, but they had little capes or coats or feather boas.
  • (lb) A covering of material, such as paint.(w)
  • *(John Milton) (1608-1674)
  • *:Fruit of all kinds, in coat / Rough or smooth rined, or bearded husk, or shell.
  • (lb) The fur or feathers covering an animal's skin.
  • :
  • Canvas painted with thick tar and secured round a mast or bowsprit to prevent water running down the sides into the hold (now made of rubber or leather).
  • (lb) A petticoat.
  • *(John Locke) (1632-1705)
  • *:a child in coats
  • The habit or vesture of an order of men, indicating the order or office; cloth.
  • *(Jonathan Swift) (1667–1745)
  • *:Men of his coat should be minding their prayers.
  • *(William Shakespeare) (c.1564–1616)
  • *:She was sought by spirits of richest coat .
  • A coat of arms.(w)
  • *(William Shakespeare) (c.1564–1616)
  • *:Hark, countrymen! either renew the fight, / Or tear the lions out of England's coat .
  • A coat card.
  • *(Philip Massinger) (1583-1640)
  • *:Here's a trick of discarded cards of us! We were ranked with coats as long as old master lived.
  • Derived terms

    * buffy coat * coat of arms * greatcoat * covert-coat * overcoat


    (en verb)
  • To cover with a coat of some material
  • One can buy coated frying pans, which are much easier to wash up than normal ones.
  • To cover as a coat.
  • Anagrams

    * * * * 1000 English basic words



    Etymology 1

    From (back) (verb)


  • (back)
  • Etymology 2

    From .


  • (obsolete, slang) Put on one's back; killed; rendered dead.
  • He wishes to have the senior, or old square-toes, backed ; he longs to have his father on six men's shoulders; that is, carried to the grave.
  • (in combination) Having specified type of back.
  • a high-backed chair
    red-backed shrike
  • (in combination) Having specified type of backing.
  • asset-backed securities

    Derived terms

    * asset-backed