Lacked vs Backed - What's the difference?

lacked | backed |

As verbs the difference between lacked and backed

is that lacked is (lack) while backed is (back).

As an adjective backed is

(obsolete|slang) put on one's back; killed; rendered dead.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




  • (lack)
  • Anagrams





    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) A defect or failing; moral or spiritual degeneracy.
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=1 , passage=In the old days, to my commonplace and unobserving mind, he gave no evidences of genius whatsoever. He never read me any of his manuscripts, […], and therefore my lack of detection of his promise may in some degree be pardoned.}}
  • A deficiency or need (of something desirable or necessary); an absence, want.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Let his lack of years be no impediment.
  • * 1994 , (Green Day),
  • I went to a shrink, to analyze my dreams. He said it's lack of sex that's bringing me down.''
  • * {{quote-news, year=2012, date=September 7, author=Phil McNulty, work=BBC Sport
  • , title= Moldova 0-5 England , passage=If Moldova harboured even the slightest hopes of pulling off a comeback that would have bordered on miraculous given their lack of quality, they were snuffed out 13 minutes before the break when Oxlade-Chamberlain picked his way through midfield before releasing Defoe for a finish that should have been dealt with more convincingly by Namasco at his near post.}}


    * glut * surplus


    (en verb)
  • To be without, to need, to require.
  • My life lacks excitement.
  • To be short (of'' or ''for something).
  • He'll never lack for company while he's got all that money.
  • * Shakespeare
  • What hour now? I think it lacks of twelve.
  • To be in want.
  • * Bible, Psalms xxxiv. 10
  • The young lions do lack , and suffer hunger.


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    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