Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: backup
IPA transcription: [b'æk,ʌp]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: backing, backup, championship, patronage
    Meaning: the act of providing approval and support; "his vigorous backing of the conservatives got him in trouble with progressives"
  • Synonyms: backup, computer_backup
    Meaning: (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: accompaniment, musical_accompaniment, backup, support
    Meaning: a musical part (vocal or instrumental) that supports or provides background for other musical parts
  • Synonyms: stand-in, substitute, relief, reliever, backup, backup_man, fill-in
    Meaning: 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
    Meaning: an accumulation caused by clogging or a stoppage; "a traffic backup on the main street"; "he discovered a backup in the toilet"
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