from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Support, especially financial.
- n. A liner or other material added behind or underneath.
- n. Musicians and vocalists who support the main performer
- adj. That which provides support for the main performer
- v. Present participle of back.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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. The preparation of the back of a book with glue, etc., before putting on the cover.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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)