What does backlog mean?

Definitions for backlogˈbækˌlɔg, -ˌlɒg

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word backlog.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. backlog(noun)

    an accumulation of jobs not done or materials not processed that are yet to be dealt with (especially unfilled customer orders for products or services)

  2. backlog(noun)

    the large log at the back of a hearth fire

  3. reserve, backlog, stockpile(verb)

    something kept back or saved for future use or a special purpose

  4. backlog(verb)

    accumulate and create a backlog


  1. backlog(Noun)

    An accumulation or buildup, especially of unfilled orders or unfinished work

    He went to work on Saturday to try to work through the backlog of papers on his desk.

  2. backlog(Noun)

    A reserve source or supply

  3. backlog(Verb)

    To acquire something as a backlog, or to become a backlog

Webster Dictionary

  1. Backlog(noun)

    a large stick of wood, forming the back of a fire on the hearth


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of backlog in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of backlog in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Finance Director Harald Wilhelm:

    We have a solid backlog, but we want to add more to the backlog in 2018 and we still have a bit of time for that.

  2. John Wojick:

    We are working on continuing to fill that backlog. We have done a good job for 2015 and 2016 and continue to work on 2017.

  3. Tom Coburn:

    Our parks are falling apart. There's $12 billion backlog on our most pristine, greatest national monuments and parks, we should preserve what we've already invested in.

  4. Marcel Van Poecke:

    We are building up a backlog which will hit us in three to four years and then we will see exactly the opposite, not enough production because demand is going up every year.

  5. Brian Kaveney:

    This security measure will doubtlessly increase the processing time of clearance applications and potentially create a backlog, slowing business efforts to deliver classified goods and services to the federal government, several federal agencies have worked incredibly hard to reduce the backlog caused by 2013's budget sequestration and other issues, and now we may be facing a similar slowdown caused by security problems.

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Translations for backlog

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • NevyřízenéCzech
  • Überhang, Auftragsüberhang, Rückstau, Nachholbedarf, Arbeitsrückstand, RückstandGerman
  • tilauskanta, rästityötFinnish
  • arriéréFrench
  • arretratoItalian
  • achterstandDutch
  • avfallNorwegian
  • zapas, zalegać, zaległośćPolish
  • acúmuloPortuguese
  • резерв, [[незавершённый, запа́с, задо́лженность, [[невыполненный, зава́лRussian
  • återstodSwedish
  • birikme, artbirikim, birikmiş iş, terakkümTurkish

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