American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Something forming a back: the backing of a carpet.
- n. Support or aid: financial backing.
- n. Approval or endorsement: The President has backing from the farm belt.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Support, physical or moral; supporters or backers collectively.
- n. The address of a letter.
- n. Something placed at or attached to the back of something else to support, strengthen, or finish it; the act of providing anything with such a support. Especially— A layer or layers of timber, generally teak, on which the iron plates of armor-clad ships are bolted.
- n. Support, especially financial.
- n. A liner or other material added behind or underneath.
- n. music Musicians and vocalists who support the main performer
- adj. music That which provides support for the main performer
- v. present participle of back.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of moving backward, or of putting or moving anything backward.
- n. That which is behind, and forms the back of, anything, usually giving strength or stability.
- n. Support or aid given to a person or cause.
- n. (Bookbinding) The preparation of the back of a book with glue, etc., before putting on the cover.
- n. financial resources provided to make some project possible
- n. the act of providing approval and support
- n. something forming a back that is added for strengthening
- back + -ing (Wiktionary)
“And, at the end of the day, it's always good to have the label backing you anyway, especially with a mixtape album.”
“He's speaking, of course, about Toronto-based Bunk Rock Entertainment (familiar to us for repping Sum 41, Treble Charger, No Warning, The New Cities and One Second 2 Late), the label backing”
“Great in warm weather because the backing is an open mesh.”
“And the backing is a piece of dark terracotta coloured heavy paper.”
“This is what you call backing one's self into a corner.”
“You could sell a record for $4 and do just as well as if you had a label backing you with the horrible deals that they offer.”
“Alitalia, will lend its title backing to the World Superbike team in 2010”
“Many of them, including many Senate nominees like Rand Paul in Kentucky and Sharron Angle in Nevada, were able to win primaries against more conventional politicians with the help of backing from the tea party.”
“The No on 23 campaign reported $12.6 million in donations as of Sept. 30, with significant backing from the Natural Resources Defense Council and several Northern California investors.”
“If you think that's hyperbole, you might want to ask Cheney's fellow GOP'er John McCain, who in backing away from Cheney on this issue on the same weekend, managed to catch ol 'Dickie's belt in the bus' bumper and “Ooops!” kind of rolled over him.”
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