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back·up

 (băk′ŭp′)
n.
1.
a. A reserve or substitute.
b. Computers A copy of a program or file that is stored separately from the original.
2.
a. Support or backing.
b. Music A background accompaniment, as for a performer.
3. An overflow or accumulation caused by clogging or by a stoppage: a backup in the sink; a backup of traffic at the drawbridge.
adj.
Extra; standby: a backup pilot.

back•up

(ˈbækˌʌp)

n.
1. one that supports or reinforces, as a group of musicians supporting a soloist.
2. an accumulation due to stoppage.
3. an alternate or substitute kept in reserve.
4.
a. a copy of a computer file or program kept in case the original is damaged or lost.
b. a procedure to follow in such an event.
[1775–85, Amer.]

backup

A copy made of important data and kept in case something goes wrong with the original.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.backup - an accumulation caused by clogging or a stoppagebackup - an accumulation caused by clogging or a stoppage; "a traffic backup on the main street"; "he discovered a backup in the toilet"
accretion, accumulation - an increase by natural growth or addition
2.backup - someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult)backup - 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"
compeer, equal, peer, match - a person who is of equal standing with another in a group
locum, locum tenens - someone (physician or clergyman) who substitutes temporarily for another member of the same profession
stunt man, stunt woman, double - a stand-in for movie stars to perform dangerous stunts; "his first job in Hollywood was as a double for Clark Gable"
alternate, surrogate, replacement - someone who takes the place of another person
3.backup - a musical part (vocal or instrumental) that supports or provides background for other musical partsbackup - a musical part (vocal or instrumental) that supports or provides background for other musical parts
part, voice - the melody carried by a particular voice or instrument in polyphonic music; "he tried to sing the tenor part"
descant, discant - a decorative musical accompaniment (often improvised) added above a basic melody
vamp - an improvised musical accompaniment
4.backup - (computer science) a copy of a file or directory on a separate storage devicebackup - (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"
duplication, duplicate - a copy that corresponds to an original exactly; "he made a duplicate for the files"
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
5.backup - the act of providing approval and supportbackup - the act of providing approval and support; "his vigorous backing of the conservatives got him in trouble with progressives"
approval, approving, blessing - the formal act of approving; "he gave the project his blessing"; "his decision merited the approval of any sensible person"

backup

noun
1. support, backing, help, aid, reserves, relief, assistance, reinforcement, auxiliaries There's no emergency backup immediately available.
2. substitute, reserve, relief, stand-in, replacement, stand-by, understudy, second string, locum He was added to the squad as a backup.

backup

adjective
Translations
أَداةُ دَعْـم احتِياطيّـهاِحْتِياطِيّقُوَّةُ دَعْـمنُسْخَة دَعْـم
podporazálohazáložní
ekstraekstra-hjælpsikkerhedskopistøtte
taustatukivara-
podrška
biztonsági másolattartalék másolat
バックアップ
후원자
posilarezerva, náhradazáložná disketa
säkerhetskopia
สนับสนุน
hậu thuẫn

backup

[ˈbækʌp]
A. N
1. (= support) → apoyo m
2. (US) [of traffic] → embotellamiento m
3. (Comput) (also backup file) → copia f de seguridad
B. CPD [train, plane] → suplementario (Comput) [disk, file] → de seguridad
backup copy N (Comput) → copia f de seguridad
backup lights NPL (US) → luces fpl de marcha atrás
backup operation Noperación f de apoyo
backup services NPLservicios mpl auxiliares

backup

back-up [ˈbækʌp]
n
(= support) → appui m, soutien m
We are here to provide backup if you need it → Nous sommes ici pour vous apporter le soutien nécessaire., Nous sommes ici pour vous apporter l'appui nécessaire.
technological backup → support technologique
[police, soldiers, emergency workers] (= reinforcements) → renforts mpl (= reserves) → réserves fpl
police backup → des renforts de la police
to call for backup → appeler des renforts
(COMPUTING)sauvegarde f
modif
[train, plane] → supplémentaire, de réserve; [team] → de réserve
backup service → soutien m
Does the company have a 24-hour backup service? → La compagnie offre-t-elle un soutien 24 heures sur 24? backup plan
(COMPUTING) [system] → de sauvegardebackup copy ncopie f de sauvegarde backup filebackup file nsauvegarde fbackup plan nsolution f de rechange, plan m de secours

backup

[ˈbækʌp]
1. adj (gen) (Comput) → di riserva
2. n (support) → sostegno, appoggio; (substitute) → sostituto (Comput) → backup m inv

back

(bӕk) noun
1. in man, the part of the body from the neck to the bottom of the spine. She lay on her back.
2. in animals, the upper part of the body. She put the saddle on the horse's back.
3. that part of anything opposite to or furthest from the front. the back of the house; She sat at the back of the hall.
4. in football, hockey etc a player who plays behind the forwards.
adjective
of or at the back. the back door.
adverb
1. to, or at, the place or person from which a person or thing came. I went back to the shop; He gave the car back to its owner.
2. away (from something); not near (something). Move back! Let the ambulance get to the injured man; Keep back from me or I'll hit you!
3. towards the back (of something). Sit back in your chair.
4. in return; in response to. When the teacher is scolding you, don't answer back.
5. to, or in, the past. Think back to your childhood.
verb
1. to (cause to) move backwards. He backed (his car) out of the garage.
2. to help or support. Will you back me against the others?
3. to bet or gamble on. I backed your horse to win.
ˈbacker noun
a person who supports someone or something, especially with money. the backer of the new theatre.
ˈbackbite verb
to criticize a person when he is not present.
ˈbackbiting noun
Constant backbiting by her colleagues led to her resignation.
ˈbackbone noun
1. the spine. the backbone of a fish.
2. the chief support. The older employees are the backbone of the industry.
ˈbackbreaking adjective
(of a task etc) very difficult or requiring very hard work. Digging the garden is a backbreaking job.
ˌbackˈdate verb
1. to put an earlier date on (a cheque etc). He should have paid his bill last month and so he has backdated the cheque.
2. to make payable from a date in the past. Our rise in pay was backdated to April.
ˌbackˈfire verb
1. (of a motor-car etc) to make a loud bang because of unburnt gases in the exhaust system. The car backfired.
2. (of a plan etc) to have unexpected results, often opposite to the intended results. His scheme backfired (on him), and he lost money.
ˈbackground noun
1. the space behind the principal or most important figures or objects of a picture etc. He always paints ships against a background of stormy skies; trees in the background of the picture.
2. happenings that go before, and help to explain, an event etc. the background to a situation.
3. a person's origins, education etc. She was ashamed of her humble background.
ˈbackhand noun
1. in tennis etc, a stroke or shot with the back of one's hand turned towards the ball. a clever backhand; His backhand is very strong.
2. writing with the letters sloping backwards. I can always recognize her backhand.
adverb
using backhand. She played the stroke backhand; She writes backhand.
ˈbacklog noun
a pile of uncompleted work etc which has collected. a backlog of orders because of the strike.
ˌback-ˈnumber noun
an out-of-date copy or issue of a magazine etc. He collects back-numbers of comic magazines.
ˈbackpack noun
(especially American) a bag that walkers, people who go on trips, or students carry on their backs.
ˈbackpacking: go backpacking
to go on trips or go camping carrying a backpack.
ˈbackpacker noun
ˈbackside noun
the bottom or buttocks. He sits on his backside all day long and does no work.
ˈbackslash noun
the sign (\).
ˈbackstroke noun
in swimming, a stroke made when lying on one's back in the water. The child is good at backstroke.
ˈbackup noun
1. additional people who provide help when it is needed. The police officer requested some backup when the shooting began.
2. a copy of a computer file that can be used in case the original is destroyed.
3. (also adjective) a piece of equipment, a system etc that can be used when there is a problem with the original one. a backup plan; We have a backup generator in case the power fails.
ˈbackwash noun
1. a backward current eg that following a ship's passage through the water. the backwash of the steamer.
2. the unintentional results of an action, situation etc. The backwash of that firm's financial troubles affected several other firms.
ˈbackwater noun
1. a stretch of river not in the main stream.
2. a place not affected by what is happening in the world outside. That village is rather a backwater.
ˌbackˈyard noun
(especially American) a garden at the back of a house etc. He grows vegetables in his backyard.
back down
to give up one's opinion, claim etc. She backed down in the face of strong opposition.
back of
(American) behind. He parked back of the store.
back on to
(of a building etc) to have its back next to (something). My house backs on to the racecourse.
back out
1. to move out backwards. He opened the garage door and backed (his car) out.
2. to withdraw from a promise etc. You promised to help – you mustn't back out now!
back up
1. to support or encourage. The new evidence backed up my arguments.
2. to make a copy of the information stored on the computer or disk.
have one's back to the wall
to be in a very difficult or desperate situation. He certainly has his back to the wall as he has lost his job and cannot find another one.
put someone's back up
to anger someone. He put my back up with his boasting.
take a back seat
to take an unimportant position. At these discussions he always takes a back seat and listens to others talking.

backup

اِحْتِياطِيّ podpora støtte Unterstützung εφεδρικό αρχείο respaldo taustatuki sauvegarde podrška riserva バックアップ 후원자 back-up sikkerhetskopi wsparcie apoio запас säkerhetskopia สนับสนุน yedek hậu thuẫn 支持

backup

n respaldo; surgical — respaldo quirúrgico
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