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1. backup

noun. ['ˈbæˌkəp'] a musical part (vocal or instrumental) that supports or provides background for other musical parts.

Synonyms

  • accompaniment
  • part
  • support
  • descant
  • vamp
  • discant
  • voice

Antonyms

  • noblewoman
  • differ
  • disagree
  • disjoin

Etymology

  • back (English)
  • bak (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • up (English)
  • upp (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Backup

  • breakup
  • buttercup
  • checkup
  • eggcup
  • hookup
  • linkup
  • lockup
  • makeup
  • markup
  • pickup
  • shakeup
  • stalcup
  • stallcup
  • teacup
  • wakeup
  • walkup
  • wisecup

How do you pronounce backup?

Pronounce backup as ˈbæˌkəp.

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Example sentences of the word backup


1. Noun, singular or mass
The oil pressure switch acts as a backup to the fuel pump relay.

Quotes containing the word backup


1. But she wasn’t around, and that’s the thing when your parents die, you feel like instead of going in to every fight with backup, you are going into every fight alone.
- Mitch Albom, For One More Day

2. [novan]: bassists are very good with their fingers[novan]: and some of us sing backup vocals, so that means we're good with our mouths too...(~ IM chat with Novan Chang, 18, bassist)
- Jess C. Scott, EyeLeash: A Blog Novel

2. backup

noun. ['ˈbæˌkəp'] an accumulation caused by clogging or a stoppage.

Synonyms

  • accumulation

Antonyms

  • natural
  • unequal

Etymology

  • back (English)
  • bak (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • up (English)
  • upp (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. backup

noun. ['ˈbæˌkəp'] the act of providing approval and support.

Synonyms

  • approving
  • blessing
  • approval
  • backing
  • patronage

Antonyms

  • single
  • malfunction
  • straighten
  • unequivocal

Etymology

  • back (English)
  • bak (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • up (English)
  • upp (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. backup

noun. ['ˈbæˌkəp'] (computer science) a copy of a file or directory on a separate storage device.

Synonyms

  • computer backup
  • duplication

Antonyms

  • univalent
  • small
  • little

Etymology

  • back (English)
  • bak (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • up (English)
  • upp (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. backup

noun. ['ˈbæˌkəp'] someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult).

Synonyms

  • double
  • locum tenens
  • peer
  • match
  • stand-in
  • fill-in
  • reliever
  • alternate
  • surrogate
  • substitute
  • stunt woman
  • stunt man
  • compeer
  • equal
  • relief
  • locum
  • replacement

Antonyms

  • juvenile
  • refrain
  • primary
  • noncyclic

Etymology

  • back (English)
  • bak (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • up (English)
  • upp (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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