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There are 18 meanings of the word Backing.

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Backing - as a noun

The act of providing approval and support

Example: "His vigorous backing of the conservatives got him in trouble with progressives"

Synonyms (Exact Relations)

Something forming a back that is added for strengthening

Synonyms (Exact Relations)

Financial resources provided to make some project possible

Example: "The foundation provided support for the experiment"

Synonyms (Exact Relations)
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Backing - as a verb

To go in the reverse direction.

Example: "The train backed into the station;  the horse refuses to back"

To support.

Example: "I back you all the way;  which horse are you backing in this race?"

(of the wind) to change direction contrary to the normal pattern; that is, to shift anticlockwise in the northern hemisphere, or clockwise in the southern hemisphere.

(of a square sail) to brace the yards so that the wind presses on the front of the sail, to slow the ship.

(of an anchor) to lay out a second, smaller anchor to provide additional holding power.

(of a hunting dog) to stand still behind another dog which has pointed.

To push or force backwards.

Example: "The mugger backed her into a corner and demanded her wallet."

To get upon the back of; to mount.

To place or seat upon the back.

To make a back for; to furnish with a back.

Example: "To back books"

To adjoin behind; to be at the back of.

To write upon the back of, possibly as an endorsement.

Example: "To back a letter;  to back a note or legal document"

(of a justice of the peace) to sign or endorse (a warrant, issued in another county, to apprehend an offender).

To row backward with (oars).

Example: "To back the oars"

Backing - as an adjective

Providing support for the main performer.

Example Sentences

"The company needs financial backing to expand its operations."
"The politician received the backing of several influential individuals."
"The artist's success is attributed to the backing of a famous gallery."
"The sports team has the backing of a dedicated fan base."
"The backing of scientific research gives credibility to the new medication."
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Word Game Points

Is BACKING a valid Scrabble word?
Yes, backing is valid for both Scrabble US and EU
US/CA Valid UK/EU Valid

BACKING has a SCRABBLE points total of 16.

Is BACKING a valid Words With Friends word?
Yes, backing is valid for Words With Friends
Valid Word
BACKING has a WORDS WITH FRIENDS points total of 20.

Is BACKING a valid WordFeud word?
Yes, backing is valid for WordFeud
Valid Word
BACKING has a WORDFEUD points total of 19.

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