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backlog Explained

backlog at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


backlog at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1684, from back + log. Originally a large log placed at the back of a fire. Figurative sense is first attested 1883, via notion of "a reserve of something stored up." ///

backlog at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C usually singular] [Date: 1900-2000; Origin: backlog 'large piece of wood placed at the back of a fire' (17-21 centuries)]// a large amount of work that you need to complete, especially work that should already have been completed// backlog of// --a backlog of requests// --It's going to take us months to clear the backlog .//

backlog at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

62 Moby Thesaurus words for "backlog":
abundance, accumulation, amassment, bavin, brush, brushwood,
budget, cache, collection, commissariat, commissary, cornucopia,
cumulation, dump, fagot, firewood, heap, hoard, inventory,
kindling, kindlings, larder, log, mass, material, materials,
materiel, munitions, nest egg, pile, plenitude, plenty,
provisionment, provisions, rations, repertoire, repertory, reserve,
reserve fund, reserve supply, reserves, reservoir, resource, rick,
savings, sinking fund, something in reserve, stack, stock,
stock-in-trade, stockpile, store, stores, stovewood, supplies,
supply on hand, treasure, treasury, unexpended balance, wood,
yule clog, yule log

Backlog at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Backlog \Back"log`\, n. [Back, a. + log.]
A large stick of wood, forming the back of a fire on the
hearth. [U.S.]

There was first a backlog, from fifteen to four and
twenty inches in diameter and five feet long, imbedded
in the ashes. --S. G.

backlog at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: an accumulation of jobs not done or materials not processed
that are yet to be dealt with (especially unfilled
customer orders for products or services)
2: large log at the back of a hearth fire [syn: {log}]
3: something kept back or saved for future use or a special
purpose [syn: {reserve}, {stockpile}]
v : accumulate and create a backlog

backlog at English (WD) Of Explained:



Inter: compound » back|log. 1680s; originally a large log at the back of a fire known as the Yule log. Traditionally, work was suspended for the duration of the Yule feast which ended when the Yule log was burned through. The tasks that built up over Yule were referred to as the backlog ; figurative sense from 1880s due to sense “a reserve, something built up”.Inter: R:Online Etymology Dictionar » y


* Inter: IPA » /ˈbæk.lɒɡ/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /"b{k.lQg/


Inter: en-nou » n
  • An accumulation or buildup, especially of unfilled orders or unfinished work
    1. : He went to work on Saturday to try to work through the backlog of papers on his desk.
    2. A reserve source or supply


      Inter: trans-top » an accumulation or buildup

  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|積壓|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|积压|tr=jīyā|sc=Hani
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|tilauskanta Inter: qualifier » orders, Inter: t- » fi|rästityöt, Inter: qualifier » work
  • German: Inter: t- » de|Arbeitsrückstand|m, Inter: t- » de|Auftragsüberhang|m, Inter: t- » de|Nachholbedarf|m, Inter: t+ » de|Rückstand|m, Inter: t- » de|Rückstau|m, Inter: t- » de|Überhang|m
  • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|avfall|n

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|zaległość|f
    • Russian: Inter: qualifier » incomplete orders Inter: t- » ru|невыполненные заказы|m|p|tr=nevypolnennýje zakázy|sc=Cyrl, Inter: qualifier » incomplete jobs, also in IT Inter: t- » ru|незавершённые задачи|f|p|tr=nezaveršónnye zadáči|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|задолженность|f|tr=zadólžennostʹ|sc=Cyrl
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|återstod|c
    • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|birikme, Inter: t- » tr|birikmiş iş, Inter: t- » tr|terakküm, Inter: t- » tr|artbirikim

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » a reserve source or supply
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|存貨|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|存货|tr=cúnhuò|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|儲備|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|储备|tr=chúbèi|sc=Hani

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|zapas|m
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|запас|m|tr=zapás, Inter: t+ » ru|резерв|m|p|tr=rezérvy|alt=резервы|sc=Cyrl

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-verb » backlogs|backlogging|backlogged|backlogged
  • Inter: transitive » intransitive To acquire something as a backlog, or to become a backlog


    Inter: trans-top » to acquire something as a backlog, or to become a backlog
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: zh-ts » |积压

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|zalegać

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


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    Translation: ar » backlog
    Translation: et » backlog
    Translation: es » backlog
    Translation: fa » backlog
    Translation: fr » backlog
    Translation: ko » backlog
    Translation: it » backlog
    Translation: kn » backlog
    Translation: ku » backlog
    Translation: hu » backlog
    Translation: mg » backlog
    Translation: my » backlog
    Translation: ja » backlog
    Translation: pl » backlog
    Translation: ru » backlog
    Translation: fi » backlog
    Translation: ta » backlog
    Translation: th » backlog
    Translation: vi » backlog
    Translation: zh » backlog