What does BACKING mean?

BACKING meaning in General Dictionary

The work of moving backwards or of putting or going anything backward

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  • money provided which will make some project possible
  • anything creating a back that's added for strengthening
  • the act of offering approval and assistance
  • of straight back
  • The work of moving backward, or of placing or moving everything backwards.
  • That which is at the rear of, and types the back of, everything, often offering energy or stability.
  • Support or aid directed at someone or cause.
  • The planning of back of a novel with glue, etc., before putting on the cover.

BACKING meaning in Law Dictionary

Indorsement; indorsement by a magistrate.


BACKING meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1590s, "help;" 1640s, "retreat;" verbal noun from back (v.). Real feeling of "anything creating a backing to something else" is from 1793. Indicating "musical accompaniment" is recorded from 1940.


BACKING meaning in Sports Dictionary

Wind changing in an counter-clockwise way, for example. from west to south. (recreation: Weather Forecast)

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  • once the wind alterations in a counter clockwise way all over compass. (sport: Yachting)

BACKING meaning in General Dictionary

(p. pr. & vb. n.) of straight back

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  • (n.) The act of moving backwards, or of putting or moving anything backward.
  • (letter.) That which is at the rear of, and types the rear of, such a thing, frequently providing strength or security.
  • (n.) Support or aid fond of someone or cause.
  • (letter.) The planning of straight back of a book with glue, etc., before putting on the cover.

Sentence Examples with the word BACKING

Both Nicholson's and Kijnig's machines printed only one side at a time - the second or backing printing being a separate and distinct operation - but they really embodied the general principles on which all other machines have been constructed or modelled.

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