Backed vs Preceded - What's the difference?

backed | preceded |


As verbs the difference between backed and preceded

is that backed is (back) while preceded is (precede).

As an adjective backed

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

backed

English

Etymology 1

From (back) (verb)

Verb

(head)
  • (back)
  • Etymology 2

    From .

    Adjective

    (-)
  • (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
    sway-backed
    red-backed shrike
  • (in combination) Having specified type of backing.
  • asset-backed securities

    Derived terms

    * asset-backed

    References

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    preceded

    English

    Alternative forms

    * (archaic)

    Verb

    (head)
  • (precede)
  • ----

    precede

    English

    Alternative forms

    * (archaic)

    Verb

    (preced)
  • To go before, go in front of.
  • * Milton
  • Harm precedes not sin.
  • To cause to be preceded; to preface; to introduce.
  • * Kent
  • It is usual to precede hostilities by a public declaration.
  • To have higher rank than (someone or something else).
  • Usage notes

    * Not to be confused with proceed.

    Noun

  • (en-noun) Brief editorial preface (usually to an article or essay)
  • Antonyms

    * (go before) succeed

    Anagrams

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