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Synonyms for backup
ˈbækˌʌpback·up

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Wiktionary

  1. backupnoun

    Synonyms:
    spare, reserve, extra, standby, blockage, substitute, block, stand-in

  2. backupadjective

    standby, reserve or extra

    I am only a backup player.

    Synonyms:
    substitute, stand-in, reserve, spare, blockage, block, standby, extra

  3. backupnoun

    That is intended as a backup.

    Make a backup copy of that file.

    Synonyms:
    spare, reserve, extra, standby, block, blockage, stand-in, substitute

  4. backupnoun

    An accumulation of material that halts the flow or movement of something.

    The blockage caused a backup in the plumbing.

    Synonyms:
    block, stand-in, substitute, spare, reserve, blockage

  5. backupnoun

    reinforcements

    He's got a gun - you better send for backup.

    Synonyms:
    block, stand-in, spare, substitute, reserve, blockage

Princeton's WordNet

  1. backupnoun

    an accumulation caused by clogging or a stoppage

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

    Synonyms:
    computer backup, substitute, patronage, reliever, accompaniment, backing, support, relief, backup man, musical accompaniment, championship, stand-in, fill-in

  2. stand-in, substitute, relief, reliever, backup, backup man, fill-innoun

    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"

    Synonyms:
    backup man, rest period, second-stringer, stand-in, respite, support, accompaniment, ease, rest, succour, allayer, assuagement, relief pitcher, musical accompaniment, rilievo, easing, replacement, reserve, easement, reliever, relief, alleviation, fill-in, succor, comforter, substitute, relievo, moderation, computer backup, ministration, sculptural relief, embossment, championship, backing, patronage, fireman

  3. accompaniment, musical accompaniment, backup, supportnoun

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

    Synonyms:
    fill-in, financial backing, reenforcement, reinforcement, patronage, escort, living, supporting, complement, keep, accompaniment, livelihood, support, bread and butter, co-occurrence, backup man, reliever, musical accompaniment, backing, financial support, sustenance, funding, championship, concomitant, computer backup, relief, stand-in, documentation, attendant, substitute

  4. backup, computer backupnoun

    (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"

    Synonyms:
    computer backup, substitute, patronage, reliever, accompaniment, backing, support, relief, backup man, musical accompaniment, championship, stand-in, fill-in

  5. backing, backup, championship, patronagenoun

    the act of providing approval and support

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

    Synonyms:
    fill-in, financial backing, patronage, relief, funding, financial support, accompaniment, disdain, support, backup man, reliever, title, musical accompaniment, backing, condescension, trade, championship, mount, computer backup, business, stand-in, clientele, substitute

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#148support
#378title
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#718trade
#742living
#1378extra
#1547rest
#1662block
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#2206mount
#2268reserve
#2564replacement
#2940relief
#3116backup
#3130supporting
#4442championship
#4819ease
#6032substitute
#6173spare
#6562escort
#8585complement
#9580backing
#13927standby
#15421safeguard
#16121attendant
#16664backups
#16895reinforcement
#17149moderation
#17181comforter
#20225accompaniment
#22272easement
#22368respite
#23358livelihood
#24149clientele
#26379fireman
#26436patronage
#29589easing
#32604concomitant
#35577alleviation
#36640reliever
#37610disdain
#37894blockage
#40340reinforcements
#46056sustenance
#57145backrest
#84637condescension
#103501ministration
#109404succor
#113774succour

How to use backup in a sentence?

  1. Garrett Gilbert:

    It’s part of being a backup quarterback, right? you’ve always got to be ready, ready to step in at any point. So that’s all it was today, just an opportunity to step in there and get some reps in there with the ones.

  2. Hillary Clinton:

    Lots of working parents can't afford child care, which in many states costs as much as college tuition so for millions of moms and dads, if they get sick there's no backup.

  3. Christopher Walken:

    I'll tell you how that happened. When I was a dancer, Monique Van Vooren had a nightclub act and she uses three guys as backup. She'd sing French and we would dance and provide vocals. She would introduce us at the end of the show and one night she said to me, 'You know, I don't really like ‘Ronnie.' I think you are more ‘Christopher.' Do you mind if I call you Christopher?" I said, "Call me anything you like, just don't call me late for lunch.

  4. Fox Sports:

    Before the start of the bottom of the fourth inning ... a rare electronics failure caused both the primary and backup generators inside the Fox Sports production compound to lose power, the issue was immediately addressed, although it resulted in the audience missing one at-bat during the time needed to switch to (the) international feed, powered by a different generator on site.

  5. Deputy Chief Inspector Nicole Broster:

    ( SWNS) The gruesome discovery took place on March 9 outside of an unidentified building in the Cricklewood neighborhood. When the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals( RSPCA) arrived to make the rescue, they had to call for backup. Deputy Chief Inspector Nicole Broster told the outlet that firefighters had to use car-crash rescue machinery to remove the section of the fence the cat was trapped on. The male ginger and white cat was found at 3:50 a.m. on March 9. ( SWNS) WHY YOUR PET ’S FOOD BOWL COULD BE MAKING YOU SICK When I got there I was incredibly shocked — in all my years with the RSPCA I have never seen anything like it. This poor cat literally had two metal posts protruding through his body.


Translations for backup

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  • دعمArabic
  • záložní, zálohaCzech
  • Datensicherung, Backup, Unterstützung, Deckung, Hilfe, ErsatzGerman
  • respaldo, copia de seguridad, reservaSpanish
  • پشتیبانPersian
  • vara-, varmuuskopioFinnish
  • trygdarritFaroese
  • sauvegardeFrench
  • גיבויHebrew
  • biztonsági mentésHungarian
  • afrit, öryggis-, öryggisafritIcelandic
  • copia, di, sostituto, sicurezza, backup, riservaItalian
  • 補欠, 控え, バックアップ, 予備Japanese
  • 백업Korean
  • reservekopie, reserve, backupDutch
  • kopia zapasowaPolish
  • backup, reserva, becapePortuguese
  • дублёр, резервный, запасной, резервное копирование, резерв, бэкап, резервная копияRussian
  • säkerhetskopiaSwedish
  • 备用Chinese

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