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. Mayor Sandy Stimpson:

    Because of the backlog, they've got to figure out a way to increase production.

  2. Cherie Mercado:

    It's just the new applications that we have to suspend so we don't have a huge amount of backlog.

  3. David Coleal:

    Customers continue to stay with us, because there's nothing that competes with it, our backlog is strong.

  4. Fabien Chine:

    By not increasing tariffs enough we have loaded a colossal backlog in today's charges on to future generations.

  5. 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.

Images & Illustrations of backlog

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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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