(noun, adjective, verb)


1. (music) That which provides support for the main performer


1. the act of providing approval and support

- his vigorous backing of the conservatives got him in trouble with progressives

Similar word(s): backup, championship, patronage

Definition categories: act, approval, approving, blessing

2. something forming a back that is added for strengthening

Similar word(s): mount

Definition categories: man–made, bed, layer, reinforcement, strengthener

3. financial resources provided to make some project possible

Similar word(s): funding, support

Definition categories: possession, resource

Sentences with backing as a noun:

- It's a volunteer organization that works with backing from the city and a few grants.

- The cardboard backing gives the notebook a little extra stiffness.


1. present participle of back