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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Back  \Back\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Backed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Backing}.] 
  1.  To  get  upon  the  back  of  to  mount. 
 
  I  will  back  him  [a  horse]  straight.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  place  or  seat  upon  the  back  [R.] 
 
  Great  Jupiter,  upon  his  eagle  backed,  Appeared  to 
  me  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  drive  or  force  backward;  to  cause  to  retreat  or  recede; 
  as  to  back  oxen. 
 
  4.  To  make  a  back  for  to  furnish  with  a  back  as  to  back 
  books. 
 
  5.  To  adjoin  behind;  to  be  at  the  back  of 
 
  A  garden  .  .  .  with  a  vineyard  backed.  --Shak. 
 
  The  chalk  cliffs  which  back  the  beach.  --Huxley. 
 
  6.  To  write  upon  the  back  of  as  to  back  a  letter;  to 
  indorse;  as  to  back  a  note  or  legal  document. 
 
  7.  To  support;  to  maintain;  to  second  or  strengthen  by  aid  or 
  influence;  as  to  back  a  friend.  ``Parliament  would  be 
  backed  by  the  people.''  --Macaulay. 
 
  Have  still  found  it  necessary  to  back  and  fortify 
  their  laws  with  rewards  and  punishments.  --South. 
 
  The  mate  backed  the  captain  manfully.  --Blackw.  Mag. 
 
  8.  To  bet  on  the  success  of  --  as  to  back  a  race  horse. 
 
  {To  back  an  anchor}  (Naut.),  to  lay  down  a  small  anchor  ahead 
  of  a  large  one  the  cable  of  the  small  one  being  fastened 
  to  the  crown  of  the  large  one 
 
  {To  back  the  field},  in  horse  racing,  to  bet  against  a 
  particular  horse  or  horses,  that  some  one  of  all  the  other 
  horses,  collectively  designated  ``the  field'',  will  win. 
 
 
  {To  back  the  oars},  to  row  backward  with  the  oars. 
 
  {To  back  a  rope},  to  put  on  a  preventer. 
 
  {To  back  the  sails},  to  arrange  them  so  as  to  cause  the  ship 
  to  move  astern. 
 
  {To  back  up},  to  support;  to  sustain;  as  to  back  up  one's 
  friends. 
 
  {To  back  a  warrant}  (Law),  is  for  a  justice  of  the  peace,  in 
  the  county  where  the  warrant  is  to  be  executed,  to  sign  or 
  indorse  a  warrant,  issued  in  another  county,  to  apprehend 
  an  offender. 
 
  {To  back  water}  (Naut.),  to  reverse  the  action  of  the  oars, 
  paddles,  or  propeller,  so  as  to  force  the  boat  or  ship 
  backward. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Backing  \Back"ing\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  of  moving  backward,  or  of  putting  or  moving 
  anything  backward. 
 
  2.  That  which  is  behind,  and  forms  the  back  of  anything 
  usually  giving  strength  or  stability. 
 
  3.  Support  or  aid  given  to  a  person  or  cause 
 
  4.  (Bookbinding)  The  preparation  of  the  back  of  a  book  with 
  glue,  etc.,  before  putting  on  the  cover. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  backing 
  n  1:  the  act  of  providing  approval  and  support;  "his  vigorous 
  backing  of  the  conservatives  got  him  in  trouble  with 
  progressives"  [syn:  {championship},  {patronage}] 
  2:  something  forming  a  back  that  is  added  for  strengthening 
  [syn:  {mount}] 
  3:  financial  resources  provided  to  make  some  project  possible; 
  "the  foundation  provided  support  for  the  experiment"  [syn: 
  {support},  {financial  support},  {funding},  {financial 
  backing}] 




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