Textual thesaurus for "backup"

(noun) patronage, championship, backing

the act of providing approval and support

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

(noun) computer backup

(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

(noun) support, accompaniment, musical accompaniment

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

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

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