Definition of Backing

1. Noun. The act of providing approval and support. "His vigorous backing of the conservatives got him in trouble with progressives"

Exact synonyms: Backup, Championship, Patronage
Generic synonyms: Approval, Approving, Blessing
Derivative terms: Back, Back, Back, Back Up

2. Noun. Something forming a back that is added for strengthening.
Exact synonyms: Mount
Group relationships: Framework
Generic synonyms: Bed, Layer, Reinforcement, Strengthener
Derivative terms: Back, Mount, Mount

3. Noun. Financial resources provided to make some project possible. "The foundation provided support for the experiment"
Exact synonyms: Financial Backing, Financial Support, Funding, Support
Generic synonyms: Resource
Derivative terms: Back, Fund, Support

Definition of Backing

1. n. The act of moving backward, or of putting or moving anything backward.

Definition of Backing

1. Noun. Support, especially financial. ¹

2. Noun. A liner or other material added behind or underneath. ¹

3. Noun. (music) Musicians and vocalists who support the main performer ¹

4. Adjective. (music) That which provides support for the main performer ¹

5. Verb. (present participle of back) ¹

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Definition of Backing

1. support [n -S]

Medical Definition of Backing

1. In dentistry, a metal support which serves to attach a facing to a prosthesis. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Backing

backing (current term)
backing band
backing up

Literary usage of Backing

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1. A Treatise on Masonry Construction by Ira Osborn Baker (1914)
"backing. backing is masonry of inferior quality laid outside and above ... The backing is ordinarily coursed or random rubble, but sometimes concrete. ..."

2. A Manual of Civil Engineering by William John Macquorn Rankine (1883)
"Sometimes the backing is built in radiating courses, whose beds are prolongations ... The height to which the solid backing should be built is regulated by ..."

3. The Art of Bookbinding: A Practical Treatise by Joseph William Zaehnsdorf (1890)
"They were not rounded as now done, but the swelling caused by the thread used made quite enough rounding when put in the press for backing. ..."

4. The Art of Bookbinding by Joseph William Zaehnsdorf (1880)
"backing. THE boards required for backing, called backing boards, should always be the same length as the book. They are made somewhat thicker than cutting ..."

5. A Dictionary of Architecture and Building, Biographical, Historical, and by Russell Sturgis (1901)
"Specifically, the backing of an arch, the masonry resting immediately on the ... backing UP. A. The procees of building some piece of masonry which will ..."

6. The Backup Book: Disaster Recovery from Desktop to Data Center by Dorian J. Cougias, E. L. Heiberger, Karsten Koop (2003)
"So far, we've been talking about backing up the ever-changing user data on the servers. While user data on the server is important, you must do more than ..."

7. Carpentry Made Easy, Or, The Science and Art of Framing, on a New and by William E. Bell (1859)
"backing of the Hip Rafters. This is found on the square by taking the length of the hip rafter on the blade, and the rise of the roof on the tongue; ..."

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