Definitions for backup

Definitions for (noun) backup

Main entry: patronage, championship, backing, backup

Definition: the act of providing approval and support

Usage: his vigorous backing of the conservatives got him in trouble with progressives

Main entry: backup, computer backup

Definition: (computer science) a copy of a file or directory on a separate storage device

Usage: he made a backup in case the original was accidentally damaged or erased

Main entry: support, accompaniment, backup, musical accompaniment

Definition: a musical part (vocal or instrumental) that supports or provides background for other musical parts

Main entry: stand-in, substitute, relief, reliever, backup, backup man, fill-in

Definition: someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult)

Usage: the star had a stand-in for dangerous scenes; we need extra employees for summer fill-ins

Main entry: backup

Definition: an accumulation caused by clogging or a stoppage

Usage: a traffic backup on the main street; he discovered a backup in the toilet

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