- The definition of a backlog is all the work that has yet to be completed.
Any jobs that are not finished by the end of the day is an example of a backlog.
- To backlog is defined as to hang on to something to handle later.
To hold on to any delivery orders that do not need to be made until the following week is an example of backlog.
- a large log at the back of a fire, as in a fireplace
- a reserve of something stored, saved, etc.
- an accumulation of unfilled orders, unfinished work, etc.
transitive verb-·logged·, -·log·ging
- to accumulate as a backlog
- to have or cause to have a backlog
- A reserve supply or source.
- An accumulation, especially of unfinished work or unfilled orders.
- A large log at the back of a fire in a fireplace.
verbback·logged, back·log·ging, back·logs
(third-person singular simple present backlogs, present participle backlogging, simple past and past participle backlogged)
- (intransitive) To acquire something as a backlog, or to become a backlog