AskDefine | Define backer

Dictionary Definition

backer n : invests in a theatrical production [syn: angel]

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  1. One who, or that which, backs; especially one who backs a person or thing in a contest.


Extensive Definition

Backer as a Norwegian surname can refer to:
surname nocat

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Dionysus, Maecenas, Samaritan, Santa Claus, abettor, acquaintance, admirer, advocate, aficionado, aid, aider, ally, almoner, almsgiver, alter ego, angel, apologist, assignor, assister, awarder, befriender, benefactor, benefactress, benefiter, best friend, bestower, bettor, bosom friend, brother, buff, casual acquaintance, champion, cheerful giver, close acquaintance, close friend, conferrer, confidant, confidante, consignor, contributor, defender, dependence, donator, donor, encourager, endorser, exponent, fairy godmother, familiar, fan, favorer, fellow, fellow creature, fellowman, feoffor, financer, friend, friend at court, funder, giver, good Samaritan, good person, grantor, grubstaker, guarantor, help, helper, helping hand, imparter, inseparable friend, intimate, investor, jack-at-a-pinch, lady bountiful, lover, mainstay, maintainer, meal ticket, ministering angel, ministrant, neighbor, other self, paranymph, partisan, patron, patroness, philanthropist, pickup, presenter, promoter, protagonist, punter, reliance, repository, second, seconder, sectary, settler, sider, sponsor, staker, stalwart, standby, subscriber, succorer, sugar daddy, support, supporter, surety, sustainer, sympathizer, testate, testator, testatrix, underwriter, upholder, votary, vouchsafer, well-wisher
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