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back·ing

 (băk′ĭng)
n.
1. Something forming a back: the backing of a carpet.
2.
a. Support or aid: financial backing.
b. Approval or endorsement: The president has backing from the farm belt.

backing

(ˈbækɪŋ)
n
1. support given to a person, cause, or enterprise
2. a body of supporters
3. something that forms, protects, supports, or strengthens the back of something
4. (Theatre) theatre a scenic cloth or flat placed behind a window, door, etc, in a set to mask the offstage space
5. (Pop Music) Brit musical accompaniment, esp for a pop singer
6. (Economics) the support in gold or precious metals for a country's issue of money in notes
7. (Physical Geography) meteorol an anticlockwise change in wind direction
8. (Architecture) Northern English a passageway running behind a row of terraced houses

back•ing

(ˈbæk ɪŋ)

n.
1. aid or support of any kind.
2. supporters or backers collectively.
3. something that forms the back of anything, esp. for support or protection.
[1590–1600]

backing

A term referring to when wind changes direction anticlockwise, such as backing from south to south-east.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.backing - the act of providing approval and supportbacking - the act of providing approval and support; "his vigorous backing of the conservatives got him in trouble with progressives"
approval, approving, blessing - the formal act of approving; "he gave the project his blessing"; "his decision merited the approval of any sensible person"
2.backing - something forming a back that is added for strengthening
framework - a structure supporting or containing something
layer, bed - single thickness of usually some homogeneous substance; "slices of hard-boiled egg on a bed of spinach"
strengthener, reinforcement - a device designed to provide additional strength; "the cardboard backing was just a strengthener"; "he used gummed reinforcements to hold the page in his notebook"
3.backing - financial resources provided to make some project possiblebacking - financial resources provided to make some project possible; "the foundation provided support for the experiment"
resource - available source of wealth; a new or reserve supply that can be drawn upon when needed

backing

noun
1. support, seconding, championing, promotion, sanction, approval, blessing, encouragement, endorsement, patronage, accompaniment, advocacy, moral support, espousal He said the president had the full backing of his government.
2. assistance, support, help, funds, aid, grant, subsidy, sponsorship, patronage She brought her action with the financial backing of the BBC.
3. lining, reinforcement, underlay Remove the backing.
4. accompaniment, harmony, orchestration Tapes provided the backing.

backing

noun
1. Aid or support given by a patron:
aegis, auspice (often used in plural), patronage, patronization, sponsorship.
2. Money or property used to produce more wealth:
3. An indication of commendation or approval:
Translations
podpora
støtte
tuki
podrška
支援
후원
backning
ความช่วยเหลือ ผู้ช่วยเหลือ
sự ủng hộ

backing

[ˈbækɪŋ]
A. N
1. (= support) → apoyo m (Comm) → respaldo m (financiero)
2. (Mus) → acompañamiento m
3. (= protective layer) → refuerzo m
B. CPD backing group N (Mus) → grupo m de acompañamiento
backing singer N (Mus) → corista mf
backing store N (Comput) → memoria f auxiliar
backing vocals NPL (Mus) → coros mpl

backing

[ˈbækɪŋ] n
(= support, endorsement) (for person, project)soutien m, appui m
(= financial support, funding) → soutien m financier
(= musical accompaniment) → accompagnement m
(= protective layer) with a cloth backing → sur fond de toile, entoilé(e)
with a cardboard backing → sur fond de carton, cartonné(e)backing group ngroupe m (accompagnant un chanteur)backing vocals npl
"backing vocals" (on label)"chœurs"
to sing backing vocals for sb → faire les chœurs pour qnback issue n (= back number) [magazine, newspaper] → vieux numéro m

backing

n
(= support)Unterstützung f; backing store (Comput) → Ergänzungsspeicher m
(Mus) → Begleitung f; backing groupBegleitband f; backing singerBegleitsänger(in) m(f); backing vocalsBegleitung f
(for picture frame, for strengthening) → Rücken (→ verstärkung f) m; (for carpet, wallpaper etc) → Rücken (→ beschichtung f) m

backing

[ˈbækɪŋ] n
a. (support) → appoggio, sostegno (Comm) → finanziamento
b. (Mus) → accompagnamento
c. (protective layer of paper, cloth) → rivestimento, strato protettivo

backing

دَعْم podpora støtte Unterstützung υποστήριξη respaldo tuki soutien podrška sostegno 支援 후원 ruggensteun støtte wsparcie apoio, reforço поддержка backning ความช่วยเหลือ ผู้ช่วยเหลือ destekleme sự ủng hộ 援助

back·ing

n. apoyo, sostén.
References in classic literature ?
Ha, Ishmael, muttered I, backing out, Wretched entertainment at the sign of The Trap
As quickly as possible I gained my feet and backing against the wall I witnessed such a battle as it is vouchsafed few beings to see.
Still, whatever the greatness of my illusion, the fact remained that the real commander was there, backing up my self-confidence, though invisible to my eyes behind a maple-wood veneered cabin-door with a white china handle.
So would I," asserted Freddy, backing his mother up--backing up the spirit of her remark rather than the substance.
For three months, during which a day seemed an age, the Abraham Lincoln furrowed all the waters of the Northern Pacific, running at whales, making sharp deviations from her course, veering suddenly from one tack to another, stopping suddenly, putting on steam, and backing ever and anon at the risk of deranging her machinery, and not one point of the Japanese or American coast was left unexplored.
Even in running away, however, Whisker was perverse, for he had not gone very far when he suddenly stopped, and before assistance could be rendered, commenced backing at nearly as quick a pace as he had gone forward.
At length a plan of action occurred to me, and backing quite close to Tars Tarkas I unfolded my scheme in a low whisper, keeping my eyes still glued upon my end of the room.
Wemmick, backing as far as possible from the insufficient money produced, said, "it's no use, my boy.
Supper being over, the redoubtable Shee-wee-she-ouaiter, for such was the simple name by which he announced himself, declared his intention of keeping company with the party for a day or two, if they had no objection; and by way of backing his self-invitation, presented the carcass of the buck as an earnest of his hunting abilities.
They were backing toward the apartment, stubbornly resisting the advance of a handful of red men who faced them and forced them slowly but inevitably back.
But, when I had paid for about a dozen chickens that he had killed; and had dragged him, growling and kicking, by the scruff of his neck, out of a hundred and fourteen street fights; and had had a dead cat brought round for my inspection by an irate female, who called me a murderer; and had been summoned by the man next door but one for having a ferocious dog at large, that had kept him pinned up in his own tool-shed, afraid to venture his nose outside the door for over two hours on a cold night; and had learned that the gardener, unknown to myself, had won thirty shillings by backing him to kill rats against time, then I began to think that maybe they'd let him remain on earth for a bit longer, after all.
he said, backing the intelligent horse, which all the time kept pretending to bite him, into the shafts, and with the aid of the cook's husband he proceeded to harness.