backed Definition

  • 1having financial or other support
  • 2supported by evidence or authority
  • 3having a back or backing

Using backed: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "backed" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The project is backed by several investors.

  • Example

    The claims are backed up by scientific research.

  • Example

    The chair has a comfortable, backed design.

  • Example

    The athlete was backed by his team and coach.

backed Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with backed

  • to be in a difficult situation with no escape


    The company was backed into a corner when their main supplier went bankrupt.

  • backed up

    to have support or assistance from someone or something


    The politician felt confident knowing that he was backed up by his party.

  • to withdraw from an agreement or commitment


    The company backed out of the deal at the last minute.


Summary: backed in Brief

The term 'backed' [bækt] refers to having support, whether financial, evidential, or structural. It can describe a project, claim, or design, as in 'The project is backed by several investors,' 'The claims are backed up by scientific research,' and 'The chair has a comfortable, backed design.' 'Backed' also extends into phrases like 'backed into a corner,' indicating a difficult situation, and 'backed up,' meaning to have support or assistance.

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