HyperDic: backup

English > 5 senses of the word backup:
NOUNprocessbackupan accumulation caused by clogging or a stoppage / stoppage
person backup, stand-in, substitute, relief, reliever, backup man, fill-insomeone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult)
communicationbackup, accompaniment, musical accompaniment, supporta musical part (vocal or instrumental) that supports or provides background for other musical parts
artifactbackup, computer backup(computer science) a copy of a file or directory on a separate storage device
actbackup, backing, championship, patronagethe act of providing approval and support
backup > pronunciation
Soundsbae'kah.p
Rhymesarchbishop ... worship: 69 rhymes with ahp...
English > backup: 5 senses > noun 1, process
MeaningAn accumulation caused by clogging or a stoppage / stoppage.
Examples
  • "a traffic backup on the main street"
  • "he discovered a backup in the toilet"
Broaderaccretion, accumulationAn increase / increase by natural growth or addition
Verbsback upbecome or cause to become obstructed
English > backup: 5 senses > noun 2, person
Meaningsomeone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult).
Synonymsstand-in, substitute, relief, reliever, backup man, fill-in
Narrowerdouble, stunt man, stunt womanA stand-in for movie stars to perform dangerous stunts
locum tenens, locumsomeone (physician or clergyman) who substitutes temporarily for another member of the same profession
surrogate, alternate, replacementsomeone who takes the place of another person
Broaderpeer, equal, match, compeerA person who is of equal standing with another in a group
Spanishdoble, substituto, suplente, sustituto
Catalansubstitut, suplent
English > backup: 5 senses > noun 3, communication
MeaningA musical part (vocal or instrumental) that supports or provides background for other musical parts.
Synonymsaccompaniment, musical accompaniment, support
Narrowerdescant, discantA decorative musical accompaniment (often improvised) added above a basic melody
vampAn improvised musical accompaniment
Broaderpart, voiceThe melody carried by a particular voice or instrument in polyphonic music
Spanishacompañamiento, música de acompañamiento
Catalanacompanyament, segona
English > backup: 5 senses > noun 4, artifact
Meaning(computer science) a copy of a file or directory on a separate storage device.
Example"he made a backup in case the original was accidentally damaged or erased"
Synonymcomputer backup
Categorycomputer science, computingThe branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
Broaderduplicate, duplicationA copy that corresponds to an original exactly
Spanishbackup, copia de seguridad, respaldo
Catalancòpia de seguretat
Verbsback upmake a copy of (a computer file) especially for storage in another place as a security copy
English > backup: 5 senses > noun 5, act
MeaningThe act of providing approval and support.
Synonymsbacking, championship, patronage
Broaderblessing, approval, approvingThe formal act of approving
Spanishpatrocinazgo, patrocinio
Catalanpatrocini
Verbsback upgive moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to

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