(noun, verb)


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)

Definition categories: group, accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection

2. the large log at the back of a hearth fire

Definition categories: substance, firewood

3. something kept back or saved for future use or a special purpose

Similar word(s): reserve, stockpile

Definition categories: possession, accumulation

Sentences with backlog as a noun:

- He went to work on Saturday to try to work through the backlog of papers on his desk.


1. accumulate and create a backlog

Definition categories: change, accumulate, amass, conglomerate, cumulate, gather