backup backup  /ˈbæ ˌkəp/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an accumulation caused by clogging or a stoppage
  2. (n) someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult)
  3. (n) a musical part (vocal or instrumental) that supports or provides background for other musical parts
  4. (n) (computer science) a copy of a file or directory on a separate storage device
  5. (n) the act of providing approval and support

Usage(s):

  1. Worry warts will especially like the backup feature just select Backup, pick a drive, and it does the rest.
  2. The first backup can take hours, but after that, Mozy will continue to work behind the scenes to backup new files.
  3. When it looks as though a cop may be overpowered, the appropriate response for any officer -- male or female -- is to call for backup.

News

  1. Backup Missouri linebacker dismissed after pot bust

    A backup Missouri linebacker arrested during the 2012 season on drug charges has been dismissed from the team.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Jefferson City News Tribune

  2. Backup Missouri linebacker Torey Boozer dismissed after pot bust

    A backup Missouri linebacker arrested during the 2012 season on drug charges has been dismissed from the team.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Sports Illustrated

  3. Backup Mizzou linebacker dismissed after pot bust

    COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- A backup Missouri linebacker arrested during the 2012 season on drug charges has been dismissed from the team.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Associated Press via Yahoo! Sports

Quotes

  1. "They've been preaching about, 'We want to protect Brett's legacy' - we both know what that's about," Favre said. "How does that protect my legacy if I'm a backup? 'Brett, we'll welcome you back, we'll pay you $12 million, but you have to...
    on Jul 15, 2008 By: Brett Favre Source: USA Today

  2. "I don't understand why," McNabb said. "It wouldn't be any different with [backup] Kevin [Kolb]. I've been through many situations throughout my career where if I got injured or someone wasn't liking the way I was playing, they cheered for...
    on Aug 18, 2009 By: Donovan McNabb Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

  3. "He's really a solid backup," something the Celtics have been lacking even as they reached the finals twice in three years, Rivers said. "He could be a starter one day in the league. It's tough to do that when Rondo's in front of you, but he...
    on Jun 24, 2010 By: Doc Rivers Source: The Associated Press

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