backing backing  /ˈbæ kɪŋ/


  1. (n) the act of providing approval and support
  2. (n) something forming a back that is added for strengthening
  3. (n) financial resources provided to make some project possible


  1. Wojtyla himself was said to be backing Florence's powerful Giovanni Benelli.
  2. James and Elliott Roosevelt have joined their brother John, long a Republican, in backing the President.
  3. It was defeated handily, receiving backing from only Italy, Sweden, Japan and France in addition to its two sponsors.


  1. Diamond Cup group secures backing for race - Fri, 14 Jun 2013 PST

    A group resurrecting hydroplane racing on Lake Coeur d’Alene has cleared a tall hurdle to staging the event at the end of summer. CdA Diamond Cup LLC said Thursday it has raised enough money from sponsors, donations and the backing of a Spokane bank to ensure the races happen over Labor Day weekend.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Spokesman-Review

  2. Drysdale not backing down from Silva comments

    04:08 PM ET 06.13 | Robert Drysdale isn't backing down from his comments about UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva. "I don't know the guy, to be honest. I don't know where his animosity toward me comes from. I don't think about it very much, I don't care.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Sports Illustrated

  3. Man Arrested After Backing Out Of Driveway, Killing Motorcyclist

    The man accused of backing out of his driveway, then hitting and killing a Hastings man on a motorcycle is under arrest. The accident happened near the intersection of M 43 and Cloverdale in Hope Township. Michigan State Police say …
    on June 11, 2013     Source: FOX 17 Grand Rapids


  1. "Just a day after there was much hoopla about the Chinese finally changing their policy, they are already backing off," US Sen. Charles Schumer, a New York Democrat, said Sunday, adding he plans to move forward with a bill that would punish...
    on Jun 20, 2010 By: Charles Schumer Source: The Associated Press

  2. "The general picture . . . is that there are elements at least of the Iranian regime that are backing, financing, arming, supporting terrorism in Iraq and I repeat that our forces are there specifically at the request of the Iraqi Government and...
    on Apr 5, 2007 By: Tony Blair Source: Times Online

  3. "One of the defences of the Bush administration in America and worldwide...... has been: 'Okay, we must be more correct in our actions than the world thinks because Great Britain is backing us,'" Carter said. "I think the combination of Bush...
    on May 19, 2007 By: Jimmy Carter Source: Reuters UK

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