As verbs the difference between backed and preceded
is that backed
) while preceded
As an adjective backed
is (obsolete|slang) put on one's back; killed; rendered dead.
From (back) (verb)
(obsolete, slang) Put on one's back; killed; rendered dead.
(in combination) Having specified type of back.
- 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.
- a high-backed chair
(in combination) Having specified type of backing.
- red-backed shrike
- asset-backed securities
To go before, go in front of.
To cause to be preceded; to preface; to introduce.
- Harm precedes not sin.
To have higher rank than (someone or something else).
- It is usual to precede hostilities by a public declaration.
* Not to be confused with proceed.
(en-noun) Brief editorial preface (usually to an article or essay)
* (go before) succeed