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Synonyms for backupˈbækˌʌp

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term backup.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. backup(noun)

    an accumulation caused by clogging or a stoppage

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

    computer backup, substitute, patronage, reliever, accompaniment, backing, support, relief, backup man, musical accompaniment, championship, stand-in, fill-in

  2. stand-in, substitute, relief, reliever, backup, backup man, fill-in(noun)

    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"

    backup man, rest period, second-stringer, stand-in, respite, support, accompaniment, ease, backup, rest, succour, allayer, assuagement, relief pitcher, musical accompaniment, rilievo, easing, replacement, reserve, easement, reliever, relief, alleviation, fill-in, succor, comforter, substitute, relievo, moderation, computer backup, ministration, sculptural relief, embossment, championship, backing, patronage, fireman

  3. accompaniment, musical accompaniment, backup, support(noun)

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

    fill-in, financial backing, reenforcement, reinforcement, patronage, escort, living, supporting, complement, keep, accompaniment, livelihood, support, bread and butter, co-occurrence, backup man, reliever, musical accompaniment, backing, financial support, backup, sustenance, funding, championship, concomitant, computer backup, relief, stand-in, documentation, attendant, substitute

  4. backup, computer backup(noun)

    (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"

    computer backup, substitute, patronage, reliever, accompaniment, backup, backing, support, relief, backup man, musical accompaniment, championship, stand-in, fill-in

  5. backing, backup, championship, patronage(noun)

    the act of providing approval and support

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

    fill-in, financial backing, patronage, relief, funding, financial support, backup, accompaniment, disdain, support, backup man, reliever, title, musical accompaniment, backing, condescension, trade, championship, mount, computer backup, business, stand-in, clientele, substitute


  1. backup(noun)

    spare, stand-in, block, substitute, blockage, reserve, extra, standby

  2. backup(noun)

    standby, reserve or extra

    block, blockage, substitute, stand-in, reserve, spare, extra, standby

  3. backup(noun)

    That is intended as a backup.

    block, spare, blockage, stand-in, reserve, substitute, extra, standby

  4. backup(noun)

    An accumulation of material that halts the flow or movement of something.

    block, substitute, spare, reserve, stand-in, blockage

  5. backup(noun)


    blockage, reserve, substitute, spare, stand-in, block

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

backups, back-up, backup-, backed-up, backing, seat-back, backrest, reinforcements, safeguard

Translations for backup

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • دعمArabic
  • záložní, zálohaCzech
  • Ersatz, Deckung, Backup, Datensicherung, Unterstützung, HilfeGerman
  • copia de seguridad, respaldo, reservaSpanish
  • پشتیبانPersian
  • vara-, varmuuskopioFinnish
  • trygdarritFaroese
  • sauvegardeFrench
  • גיבויHebrew
  • biztonsági mentésHungarian
  • afrit, öryggis-, öryggisafritIcelandic
  • sostituto, backup, copia, riserva, sicurezza, diItalian
  • バックアップ, 予備, 補欠, 控えJapanese
  • 백업Korean
  • reserve, reservekopie, backupDutch
  • kopia zapasowaPolish
  • backup, reserva, becapePortuguese
  • дублёр, резервный, резервное копирование, резерв, резервная копия, бэкап, запаснойRussian
  • säkerhetskopiaSwedish
  • 备用Chinese

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