Synonyms for backup

Synonyms for (noun) backup

Synonyms: patronage, championship, backing, backup

Definition: the act of providing approval and support

Usage: his vigorous backing of the conservatives got him in trouble with progressives

Similar words: approval, approving, blessing

Definition: the formal act of approving

Usage: he gave the project his blessing; his decision merited the approval of any sensible person


Synonyms: backup, computer backup

Definition: (computer science) a copy of a file or directory on a separate storage device

Usage: he made a backup in case the original was accidentally damaged or erased

Similar words: duplicate, duplication

Definition: a copy that corresponds to an original exactly

Usage: he made a duplicate for the files


Synonyms: support, accompaniment, backup, musical accompaniment

Definition: a musical part (vocal or instrumental) that supports or provides background for other musical parts

Similar words: part, voice

Definition: the melody carried by a particular voice or instrument in polyphonic music

Usage: he tried to sing the tenor part


Synonyms: stand-in, substitute, relief, reliever, backup, backup man, fill-in

Definition: someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult)

Usage: the star had a stand-in for dangerous scenes; we need extra employees for summer fill-ins

Similar words: peer, match, compeer, equal

Definition: a person who is of equal standing with another in a group


Synonyms: backup

Definition: an accumulation caused by clogging or a stoppage

Usage: a traffic backup on the main street; he discovered a backup in the toilet

Similar words: accretion, accumulation

Definition: an increase by natural growth or addition