noun Date: 1793 1. something forming a back 2. a. support, aid b. endorsement especially of a warrant by a magistrate

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  • backing — back‧ing [ˈbækɪŋ] noun [uncountable] FINANCE COMMERCE support or help, especially financial help: • The proposals have the backing of the EU Commissioner for the Environment. • The consultancy was formed with financial backing from Saatchi and… …   Financial and business terms

  • backing — 1590s, support; 1640s, retreat; from prp. of BACK (Cf. back) (v.). Physical sense of anything forming a backing to something else is from 1793. Meaning musical accompaniment is recorded from 1940 …   Etymology dictionary

  • Backing — Back ing, n. 1. The act of moving backward, or of putting or moving anything backward. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is behind, and forms the back of, anything, usually giving strength or stability. [1913 Webster] 3. Support or aid given to a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Backing — Backing. См. Основа. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • Backing — (engl., spr. bäck ), die Verstärkung eines Panzers durch eine Hinterlage, s. Panzerschiff …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • backing — I noun advocacy, aegis, aid, approval, assistance, auspices, bolstering, championing, charity, comfort, commendation, cooperation, coverage, defense, encouragement, favor, financing, furtherance, guarantee, guidance, help, indorsement, interest,… …   Law dictionary

  • backing — ● backing nom masculin (mot anglais) Matériau que l on met au fond de la gorge d un tambour de moulinet de pêche pour en diminuer la contenance. Fil de pêche que l on peut avoir en réserve au fond du moulinet …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • backing — [n] support abetment, accompaniment, adherence, advocacy, aegis, aid, assistance, auspices, championing, championship, encouragement, endorsement, funds, grant, help, patronage, reinforcement, sanction, secondment, sponsorship, subsidy; concepts… …   New thesaurus

  • backing — ► NOUN 1) support. 2) a layer of material that forms or strengthens the back of something. 3) (especially in popular music) accompaniment to the main singer …   English terms dictionary

  • backing — [bak′iŋ] n. 1. something placed in back or forming a back for support or strength 2. support given to a person or cause 3. those giving such support 4. Slang a musical accompaniment …   English World dictionary

  • backing — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ solid, strong ▪ full, unanimous (esp. BrE), wholehearted (BrE) ▪ The teachers have the full backing of the parents. ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

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