Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun backing

3 senses of backing

Sense 1
backing, backup, championship, patronage -- (the act of providing approval and support; "his vigorous backing of the conservatives got him in trouble with progressives")
       => blessing, approval, approving -- (the formal act of approving; "he gave the project his blessing"; "his decision merited the approval of any sensible person")

Sense 2
backing, mount -- (something forming a back that is added for strengthening)
       => layer, bed -- (single thickness of usually some homogeneous substance; "slices of hard-boiled egg on a bed of spinach")
       => strengthener, reinforcement -- (a device designed to provide additional strength; "the cardboard backing was just a strengthener"; "he used gummed reinforcements to hold the page in his notebook")

Sense 3
support, financial support, funding, backing, financial backing -- (financial resources provided to make some project possible; "the foundation provided support for the experiment")
       => resource -- (available source of wealth; a new or reserve supply that can be drawn upon when needed)

Antonyms of verb back

3 of 10 senses of back

Sense 4
back -- (cause to travel backward; "back the car into the parking spot")
       Antonym of advance (Sense 5)
      => advance, bring forward -- (cause to move forward; "Can you move the car seat forward?")

Sense 6
back -- (be in back of; "My garage backs their yard")
       Antonym of front (Sense 1)
      => front, look, face -- (be oriented in a certain direction, often with respect to another reference point; be opposite to; "The house looks north"; "My backyard look onto the pond"; "The building faces the park")

Sense 8
back -- (shift to a counterclockwise direction; "the wind backed")
       Antonym of veer (Sense 2)
      => veer -- (shift to a clockwise direction; "the wind veered")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb back

10 senses of back

Sense 1
back, endorse, indorse, plump for, plunk for, support -- (be behind; approve of; "He plumped for the Labor Party"; "I backed Kennedy in 1960")
       => approve, O.K., okay, sanction -- (give sanction to; "I approve of his educational policies")

Sense 2
back -- (travel backward; "back into the driveway"; "The car backed up and hit the tree")
       => travel, go, move, locomote -- (change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast")
          Phrasal Verb-> back up#2; back off#1; back down#1; back out#1

Sense 3
second, back, endorse, indorse -- (give support or one's approval to; "I'll second that motion"; "I can't back this plan"; "endorse a new project")
       => support, back up -- (give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to; "She supported him during the illness"; "Her children always backed her up")

Sense 4
back -- (cause to travel backward; "back the car into the parking spot")

Sense 5
back -- (support financial backing for; "back this enterprise")
       => finance -- (obtain or provide money for; "Can we finance the addition to our home?")

Sense 6
back -- (be in back of; "My garage backs their yard")
       => lie -- (be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position)

Sense 7
bet on, back, gage, stake, game, punt -- (place a bet on; "Which horse are you backing?"; "I'm betting on the new horse")
       => bet, wager, play -- (stake on the outcome of an issue; "I bet $100 on that new horse"; "She played all her money on the dark horse")

Sense 8
back -- (shift to a counterclockwise direction; "the wind backed")
       => switch, change over, shift -- (make a shift in or exchange of; "First Joe led; then we switched")

Sense 9
back, back up -- (establish as valid or genuine; "Can you back up your claims?")
       => confirm, corroborate, sustain, substantiate, support, affirm -- (establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts; "his story confirmed my doubts"; "The evidence supports the defendant")

Sense 10
back -- (strengthen by providing with a back or backing)
       => strengthen -- (gain strength; "His body strengthened")

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