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Synonyms for backup
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. backup(noun)

    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-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"

    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, support(noun)

    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 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"

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

  5. backing, backup, championship, patronage(noun)

    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

Wiktionary

  1. backup(noun)

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

  2. backup(noun)

    standby, reserve or extra

    I am only a backup player.

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

  3. backup(noun)

    That is intended as a backup.

    Make a backup copy of that file.

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

  4. backup(noun)

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

    The blockage caused a backup in the plumbing.

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

  5. backup(noun)

    reinforcements

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

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

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How to use backup in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Norman Levine:

    There should be failsafe backup systems that kick in right away, nobody needs to get in on a specific date but sometimes people need to get out. If you had to get out today it could have been an issue.

  3. Dana Goward:

    As short-term backup clocks start to desynchronize with each other ... cell phone towers start to fail, IT networks slow down or fail, financial systems are impacted, management of the electrical grid becomes problematic. That is the really scary part.

  4. Gavin Newsom:

    Pacific Gas and Electric as we know it may or may not be able to figure this out. If they can not, we are not going to sit around and be passive, if Pacific Pacific Gas and Electric and Electric is unable to secure Pacific Gas and Electric own fate and future... then the state will prepare Pacific Gas and Electric as backup for a scenario where we do that job for them.

  5. Tanya Altmann:

    Many parents are going to get sick, so what's the game plan ? How are we going to isolate them and who's going to be the backup parent ? You need to know what to do so you're not panicked and struggling if one parent gets a fever in the middle of the night.

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Translations for backup

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

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