Definitions

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.
  • n.

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

Etymologies

back +‎ -ing (Wiktionary)

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