1) N-UNCOUNT: usu N of/for n If someone has the backing of an organization or an important person, they receive support or money from that organization or person in order to do something.

He said the president had the full backing of his government to negotiate a deal...

Mr Bach set up his own consulting business with the backing of his old boss.

2) N-VAR A backing is a layer of something such as cloth that is put onto the back of something in order to strengthen or protect it.
3) N-COUNT: oft N n The backing of a popular song is the music which is sung or played to accompany the main tune.

Sharon also sang backing vocals for Barry Manilow...

Tapes provided the backing.


English dictionary. 2008.