Dictionary Results for backing


1. backing - noun

· the act of providing approval and support; "his vigorous backing of the conservatives got him in trouble with progressives"

Synonym(s): backup, championship, patronage

Hypernym(s): blessing, approval, approving




2. backing - noun

· something forming a back that is added for strengthening

Synonym(s): mount

Hypernym(s): layer, bed, strengthener, reinforcement




3. backing - noun

· financial resources provided to make some project possible; "the foundation provided support for the experiment"

Synonym(s): support, financial_support, funding, financial_backing

Hypernym(s): resource




4. back - verb

· be behind; approve of; "He plumped for the Labor Party"; "I backed Kennedy in 1960"

Synonym(s): endorse, indorse, plump_for, plunk_for, support

Hypernym(s): approve, O.K., okay, sanction




5. back - verb

· travel backward; "back into the driveway"; "The car backed up and hit the tree"

Hypernym(s): travel, go, move, locomote




6. back - verb

· give support or one's approval to; "I'll second that motion"; "I can't back this plan"; "endorse a new project"

Synonym(s): second, endorse, indorse

Hypernym(s): support, back_up




7. back - verb

· cause to travel backward; "back the car into the parking spot"

Antonym(s): advance




8. back - verb

· support financial backing for; "back this enterprise"

Hypernym(s): finance




9. back - verb

· be in back of; "My garage backs their yard"

Hypernym(s): lie

Antonym(s): front




10. back - verb

· place a bet on; "Which horse are you backing?"; "I'm betting on the new horse"

Synonym(s): bet_on, gage, stake, game, punt

Hypernym(s): bet, wager, play




11. back - verb

· shift to a counterclockwise direction; "the wind backed"

Hypernym(s): switch, change_over, shift

Antonym(s): veer




12. back - verb

· establish as valid or genuine; "Can you back up your claims?"

Synonym(s): back_up

Hypernym(s): confirm, corroborate, sustain, substantiate, support, affirm




13. back - verb

· strengthen by providing with a back or backing

Hypernym(s): strengthen





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