- n an accumulation caused by clogging or a stoppage
a traffic backup on the main street
he discovered a backup in the toilet
- n someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult)
- n a musical part (vocal or instrumental) that supports or provides background for other musical parts
- n (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
- n the act of providing approval and support
- Worry warts will especially like the backup feature just select Backup, pick a drive, and it does the rest.
- The first backup can take hours, but after that, Mozy will continue to work behind the scenes to backup new files.
- Al-Faruq said that, despite his arrest, backup operatives were in place to "assume responsibilities to carry out operations as planned.
- Brett Favre in USA Today
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...
- Donovan McNabb in Philadelphia Inquirer
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...
- Doc Rivers in The Associated Press
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...