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Background meaning

background - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. Ground in the rear or behind, or in the distance, as opposed to the foreground, or the ground in front.
  2. 2. The space which is behind and subordinate to a portrait or group of figures.
  3. 3. Anything behind, serving as a foil; as, the statue had a background of red hangings.
  4. 4. A place in obscurity or retirement, or out of sight.
  5. 5. Ground in the rear; part of a picture which seems to extend behind the figures.

background - examples of usage

  1. But for all that, Rosalind had a background belief that a time would come when a complete revelation would be possible. - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
  2. Often the background was Carlin's own self. - "Son of Power", Will Levington Comfort and Zamin Ki Dost.
  3. Its background was Carlin- standing on the threshold. - "Son of Power", Will Levington Comfort and Zamin Ki Dost.
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