Associations to the word «Backup»


BACKUP, noun. A reserve or substitute.
BACKUP, noun. (computing) A copy of a file or record, stored separately from the original, that can be used to recover the original if it is destroyed or damaged.
BACKUP, noun. An accumulation of material that halts the flow or movement of something.
BACKUP, noun. (law enforcement) reinforcements
BACKUP, adjective. Standby, reserve or extra.
BACKUP, adjective. (computing) That is intended as a backup.
BACKUP VOCALIST, noun. (music) A member of a group of singers who provide backup vocals to a song
BACKUP VOCALISTS, noun. Plural of backup vocalist
BACKUP VOCALS, noun. (music) The chorus and other words and sounds sung by backup vocalists to provide accompaniment to a song
BACKUP VOCALS, noun. (music) The people who sing these vocals

Dictionary definition

BACKUP, noun. An accumulation caused by clogging or a stoppage; "a traffic backup on the main street"; "he discovered a backup in the toilet".
BACKUP, 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".
BACKUP, noun. A musical part (vocal or instrumental) that supports or provides background for other musical parts.
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".
BACKUP, noun. The act of providing approval and support; "his vigorous backing of the conservatives got him in trouble with progressives".

Wise words

Language is a process of free creation; its laws and principles are fixed, but the manner in which the principles of generation are used is free and infinitely varied. Even the interpretation and use of words involves a process of free creation.
Noam Chomsky