Definitions for backupˈbækˌʌp
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
one that supports or reinforces, as a group of musicians supporting a soloist.
an accumulation due to stoppage.
an alternate or substitute kept in reserve.
a copy of a computer file or program kept in case the original is damaged or lost. a procedure to follow in such an event.
Origin of backup:
an accumulation caused by clogging or a stoppage
"a traffic backup on the main street"; "he discovered a backup in the toilet"
stand-in, substitute, relief, reliever, backup, backup man, fill-in(noun)
someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult)
"the star had a stand-in for dangerous scenes"; "we need extra employees for summer fill-ins"
accompaniment, musical accompaniment, backup, support(noun)
a musical part (vocal or instrumental) that supports or provides background for other musical parts
backup, computer backup(noun)
(computer science) a copy of a file or directory on a separate storage device
"he made a backup in case the original was accidentally damaged or erased"
backing, backup, championship, patronage(noun)
the act of providing approval and support
"his vigorous backing of the conservatives got him in trouble with progressives"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
officers called for backup; a spare flashlight as a backup
a copy of computer information
a backup copy
A reserve or substitute.
If the goalkeeper is injured, we have a backup.
A copy of a file or record, stored separately from the original, that can be used to recover the original if it is destroyed or damaged.
After the power failure, we had to restore the database from backup.
An accumulation of material that halts the flow or movement of something.
The blockage caused a backup in the plumbing.
He's got a gun - you better send for backup.
standby, reserve or extra
I am only a backup player.
That is intended as a backup.
Make a backup copy of that file.
Translations for backup
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
additional people who provide help when it is needed
The police officer requested some backup when the shooting began.
- قُوَّةُ دَعْـمArabic
- reforçoPortuguese (BR)
- záloha, podporaCzech
- die VerstärkungGerman
- ενισχύσεις, εφεδρικές δυνάμειςGreek
- lisajõud, abivägiEstonian
- نیروی کمکیFarsi
- תִּגבּוֹרֶת, גִּבּוּיHebrew
- पीछे से समर्थनHindi
- pastiprinimas, paramaLithuanian
- hjelp, oppbakking, reservemannskapNorwegian
- نیروی کمکیPersian
- مرستندوی قواPashto
- резерв; подкреплениеRussian
- posila, podporaSlovak
- förstärkning, uppbackningSwedish
- yardım, destekTurkish
- 後備人員Chinese (Trad.)
- підтримка, резервUkrainian
- lực lượng hỗ trợVietnamese
- 后援，后备者Chinese (Simp.)
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