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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Back  \Back\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Backed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Backing}.] 
  1.  To  get  upon  the  back  of  to  mount. 
 
  I  will  back  him  [a  horse]  straight.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  place  or  seat  upon  the  back  [R.] 
 
  Great  Jupiter,  upon  his  eagle  backed,  Appeared  to 
  me  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  drive  or  force  backward;  to  cause  to  retreat  or  recede; 
  as  to  back  oxen. 
 
  4.  To  make  a  back  for  to  furnish  with  a  back  as  to  back 
  books. 
 
  5.  To  adjoin  behind;  to  be  at  the  back  of 
 
  A  garden  .  .  .  with  a  vineyard  backed.  --Shak. 
 
  The  chalk  cliffs  which  back  the  beach.  --Huxley. 
 
  6.  To  write  upon  the  back  of  as  to  back  a  letter;  to 
  indorse;  as  to  back  a  note  or  legal  document. 
 
  7.  To  support;  to  maintain;  to  second  or  strengthen  by  aid  or 
  influence;  as  to  back  a  friend.  ``Parliament  would  be 
  backed  by  the  people.''  --Macaulay. 
 
  Have  still  found  it  necessary  to  back  and  fortify 
  their  laws  with  rewards  and  punishments.  --South. 
 
  The  mate  backed  the  captain  manfully.  --Blackw.  Mag. 
 
  8.  To  bet  on  the  success  of  --  as  to  back  a  race  horse. 
 
  {To  back  an  anchor}  (Naut.),  to  lay  down  a  small  anchor  ahead 
  of  a  large  one  the  cable  of  the  small  one  being  fastened 
  to  the  crown  of  the  large  one 
 
  {To  back  the  field},  in  horse  racing,  to  bet  against  a 
  particular  horse  or  horses,  that  some  one  of  all  the  other 
  horses,  collectively  designated  ``the  field'',  will  win. 
 
 
  {To  back  the  oars},  to  row  backward  with  the  oars. 
 
  {To  back  a  rope},  to  put  on  a  preventer. 
 
  {To  back  the  sails},  to  arrange  them  so  as  to  cause  the  ship 
  to  move  astern. 
 
  {To  back  up},  to  support;  to  sustain;  as  to  back  up  one's 
  friends. 
 
  {To  back  a  warrant}  (Law),  is  for  a  justice  of  the  peace,  in 
  the  county  where  the  warrant  is  to  be  executed,  to  sign  or 
  indorse  a  warrant,  issued  in  another  county,  to  apprehend 
  an  offender. 
 
  {To  back  water}  (Naut.),  to  reverse  the  action  of  the  oars, 
  paddles,  or  propeller,  so  as  to  force  the  boat  or  ship 
  backward. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Backed  \Backed\,  a. 
  Having  a  back  fitted  with  a  back  as  a  backed  electrotype 
  or  stereotype  plate.  Used  in  composition;  as  broad-backed; 
  hump-backed. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  backed 
  adj  1:  having  a  back  or  backing,  usually  of  a  specified  type  [ant: 
  {backless}] 
  2:  having  backing;  "a  claim  backed  up  by  strong  evidence"  [syn: 
  {backed  up}] 
  3:  (photography;  of  film)  coated  on  the  side  opposite  the 
  emulsion  with  a  substance  to  absorb  light 




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