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The risk from terrorism remains acute and the private market cannot continue to operate without a government backstop.
Michael Oxley

Meaning of "backstop" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF BACKSTOP

backstop  [ˈbækˌstɒp] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BACKSTOP

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Backstop is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb backstop in English.

WHAT DOES BACKSTOP MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Backstop

Backstop may refer to: ▪ Backstop, a screen or a Suspended Tension Backstop behind home plate ▪ Catcher, a defensive baseball position behind home plate ▪ Back-Stop, a fictional character in the G.I. Joe universe ▪ Backstop, a fictional character in the Transformers: Cybertron animated series and toy line ▪ Operation Backstop, United Nations Protection Force military plan during the Croatian War of Independence...

Definition of backstop in the English dictionary

The first definition of backstop in the dictionary is a screen or fence to prevent balls leaving the playing area. Other definition of backstop is a block or catch to prevent excessive backward movement, such as one on the sliding seat of a rowing boat. Backstop is also to provide with backing or support.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO BACKSTOP

PRESENT

Present
I backstop
you backstop
he/she/it backstops
we backstop
you backstop
they backstop
Present continuous
I am backstopping
you are backstopping
he/she/it is backstopping
we are backstopping
you are backstopping
they are backstopping
Present perfect
I have backstopped
you have backstopped
he/she/it has backstopped
we have backstopped
you have backstopped
they have backstopped
Present perfect continuous
I have been backstopping
you have been backstopping
he/she/it has been backstopping
we have been backstopping
you have been backstopping
they have been backstopping
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I backstopped
you backstopped
he/she/it backstopped
we backstopped
you backstopped
they backstopped
Past continuous
I was backstopping
you were backstopping
he/she/it was backstopping
we were backstopping
you were backstopping
they were backstopping
Past perfect
I had backstopped
you had backstopped
he/she/it had backstopped
we had backstopped
you had backstopped
they had backstopped
Past perfect continuous
I had been backstopping
you had been backstopping
he/she/it had been backstopping
we had been backstopping
you had been backstopping
they had been backstopping
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will backstop
you will backstop
he/she/it will backstop
we will backstop
you will backstop
they will backstop
Future continuous
I will be backstopping
you will be backstopping
he/she/it will be backstopping
we will be backstopping
you will be backstopping
they will be backstopping
Future perfect
I will have backstopped
you will have backstopped
he/she/it will have backstopped
we will have backstopped
you will have backstopped
they will have backstopped
Future perfect continuous
I will have been backstopping
you will have been backstopping
he/she/it will have been backstopping
we will have been backstopping
you will have been backstopping
they will have been backstopping
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would backstop
you would backstop
he/she/it would backstop
we would backstop
you would backstop
they would backstop
Conditional continuous
I would be backstopping
you would be backstopping
he/she/it would be backstopping
we would be backstopping
you would be backstopping
they would be backstopping
Conditional perfect
I would have backstop
you would have backstop
he/she/it would have backstop
we would have backstop
you would have backstop
they would have backstop
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been backstopping
you would have been backstopping
he/she/it would have been backstopping
we would have been backstopping
you would have been backstopping
they would have been backstopping
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you backstop
we let´s backstop
you backstop
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to backstop
Past participle
backstopped
Present Participle
backstopping
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH BACKSTOP


airstop
ˈɛəˌstɒp
doorstop
ˈdɔːˌstɒp
estop
ɪˈstɒp
helistop
ˈhɛlɪˌstɒp
nonstop
ˈnɒnˈstɒp
reedstop
ˈriːdˌstɒp
ripstop
ˈrɪpˌstɒp
shortstop
ˈʃɔːtˌstɒp
stop
stɒp
truckstop
ˈtrʌkˌstɒp
unstop
ʌnˈstɒp
whistle-stop
ˈwɪsəlˌstɒp

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BACKSTOP

backstab
backstabber
backstage
backstage pass
backstair
backstairs
backstall
backstamp
backstarting
backstay
backstitch
backstopped
backstopping
backstreet
backstroke
backswept
backswimmer
backswing
backsword
backswordsman

WORDS THAT END LIKE BACKSTOP

bus stop
comfort stop
double-stop
emergency stop
f-stop
flag stop
four-way stop
full stop
glottal stop
long stop
one-stop
organ stop
pit stop
reed stop
refuelling stop
request stop
rest stop
T-stop
transit stop
whistle stop

Synonyms and antonyms of backstop in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «backstop» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BACKSTOP

Find out the translation of backstop to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of backstop from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «backstop» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

逆止器
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

antirretorno
570 millions of speakers

English

backstop
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

backstop
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مساندة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

обратного хода
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

recuo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কেল্লা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

filet de sécurité
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Belakang
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Rücklaufsperre
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

バックストップ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

역전
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Backstop
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hỗ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

backstop
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

बॅकस्टॉप
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

toprak atış siperi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

antiretro
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

sprzęgło jednokierunkowe
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

зворотного ходу
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

mersul înapoi
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

καστάνια
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

beschutting
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

backspärr
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

løpssperre
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of backstop

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BACKSTOP»

The term «backstop» is regularly used and occupies the 88.672 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BACKSTOP» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «backstop» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «backstop» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about backstop

EXAMPLES

QUOTES WITH «BACKSTOP»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word backstop.
1
Michael Oxley
The risk from terrorism remains acute and the private market cannot continue to operate without a government backstop.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BACKSTOP»

Discover the use of backstop in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to backstop and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Backstop
This is where J. Conrad Guest meets us in Backstop: in this beautiful, hopeful place closest to our hearts, where we play for the love of the game, and we love with everything we have."
J. Conrad Guest, 2009
2
Backstop: A History of the Catcher and a Sabermetric Ranking ...
"In Part I the history of catching and catchers is discussed.
William F. McNeil, 2005
3
Climate Change 1995: Economic and Social Dimensions of ...
Time Note: If the price of the nonfossil backstop technology is given by A, all oil and gas reserves will be exhausted and coal will be used for some time before being displaced by the backstop technology. If the price of the nonfossil backstop is ...
James P. Bruce, Hoe-sŏng Yi, Erik F. Haites, 1996
4
The Economics of Energy and the Production Process: An ...
This alternative technology became known as the 'backstop technology' ( Nordhaus, 1973). Resource economists have found that whether or not a positive level of consumption can be sustained indefinitely in the absence of technological ...
Guido Buenstorf
5
The Social Cost of Electricity: Scenarios and Policy ...
Bartmann (1996) describes the substitution of the resource with an inexhaustible backstop technology. For its development, high capital assets are necessary whilst substitution takes place in three phases. In the first phase only the exhaustible ...
Anil Markandya, Andrea Bigano, Roberto Porchia, 2011
6
American Machinist
AUTOMATIC AIR JET FOR SMALL DRILL-PRESS A Backstop and Ejector Combination By M. W. Taylor The use of an ejector for the removal of work from the collets on small hand screw machines, when figured in dollars and cents, will in a ...
7
The Playground
the. Backstop. Arthur Iceland, Playground Architect, Newport, Rhode Island The average baseball backstop is usually a thing of ugliness and an eyesore forever. It is unsafe for pedestrians or small children to be within the radius of foul balls.
8
Backstop Ace
Catcher Ace Elwood's attempt to manage a 19-year-old southpaw for the advantage of the team is thwarted by the boy's father.
Dick Friendlich, 1961
9
Climate Change and Carbon Markets: A Handbook of Emissions ...
A 'backstop and covenant' system for the LFE companies will establish the CDET. The 'backstop' will take the form of legislation and regulations that will define emission intensity targets, emission measurement methodologies, emission ...
Farhana Yamin, 2012
10
Musculoskeletal Tissue Regeneration: Biological Materials ...
14.7 The RapidLoc consists of a 5 mm × 1.5 mm “backstop” anchor, a connecting suture of either #2-0 absorbable Panacryl or #2-0 permanent Ethibond, and a PLLA or polydioxanone “top hat” for implantation. The system has a split-sheath ...
C.A. Vacanti, William S. Pietrzak, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BACKSTOP»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term backstop is used in the context of the following news items.
1
McIntyre: Five US things to watch for
... window for the Illinois native, who is reportedly on the way out at Villa, with manager Tim Sherwood actively seeking a new starting backstop. «ESPN FC, Jul 15»
2
UK Stocks-Factors to watch on July 6
... world's largest purchases of catastrophe insurance with plans to buy backstop cover worth 2.1 billion pounds, the Financial Times reported. «Reuters, Jul 15»
3
US Chamber of Commerce Gets An Early Start With 2016 Ads
... trade rules as well as other legislation to extend a terrorism backstop for insurers and permanently fix a shortfall in Medicare reimbursements. «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»
4
UK flood fund in £2.1bn reinsurance deal
... flood subsidy fund is preparing to make one of the world's largest purchases of catastrophe insurance with plans to buy backstop cover worth ... «Financial Times, Jul 15»
5
Stock Focus is GT Advanced Technologies Inc (OTCMKTS:GTATQ)
On April 29, 2015, the Company and the Backstop Lenders entered into a second amendment to the Commitment Letter by which, among other ... «MicroCap Daily, Jul 15»
6
Stray bullet lands on couple's empty bed on Roaches Line
Colbourne said it appears the first one or two shots were high and sailed over the hill the men had been using as a backstop. Colbourne said ... «CBC.ca, Jul 15»
7
JP Morgan now expects Grexit, downgrades European banks
The ECB is a formidable backstop, Eurozone activity is rebounding, the euro is 20% cheaper versus a year ago and US growth is bottoming out ... «DIGITALLOOK, Jul 15»
8
How Jeb Bush handled risky business in a disaster-prone state
As governor of Florida, Jeb Bush (R) pushed his brother to create a federal backstop for the state's hurricane risks. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia. «Environment & Energy Publishing, Jul 15»
9
Investors should remain calm following Greek 'No' vote
The International Monetary Fund seems to have indicated they will serve as a backstop to prevent the collapse of Greece. “Greece does not ... «Tulsa World, Jul 15»
10
Aetna, Humana CEOs Say Industry Consolidation Good for Consumer
... a partnership where you get rewarded for improving the health of the population -- and we provide the backstop from a financing standpoint. «Fox Business, Jul 15»

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