What does backfill mean?

Definitions for backfillˈbækˌfɪl

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


  1. backfill(Noun)

    The material that has been used to refill an excavation.

  2. backfill(Noun)

    Reserve support personnel.

  3. backfill(Noun)

    That which backfills; a replacement.

  4. backfill(Verb)

    To refill a hole with the material dug out of it.

  5. backfill(Verb)

    To refill an excavation unit to restore the former ground surface and or to preserve the unit and make it recognizable as having been excavated.

  6. backfill(Verb)

    To provide reserve support.

  7. backfill(Verb)

    To replenish or restock due to attrition or loss.

    The company backfilled Joe's position after he was terminated.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. backfill

    Reserve Component units and individuals recalled to replace deploying active units and/or individuals in the continental United States and outside the continental United States. See also Reserve Component.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of backfill in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of backfill in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Defense Secretary Ash Carter:

    As 2022 approaches, A-10s will be replaced by F-35s only on a squadron-by-squadron basis as they come online, ensuring that all units have sufficient backfill and that we retain enough aircraft needed to fight today's conflicts.

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