Character 10
Hyphenation back ground
Pronunciations /ˈbæk.ɡɹaʊnd/

Definitions and meanings of "Background"

What do we mean by background?

The ground or scenery located behind something. noun

The part of a pictorial representation that appears to be in the distance and that provides relief for the principal objects in the foreground. noun

The general scene or surface against which designs, patterns, or figures are represented or viewed. noun

A position, area, or situation that is not immediately in one's attention or notice. noun

The environment in which programs operate that the user does not engage with directly. noun

The circumstances and events surrounding or leading up to an event or occurrence. noun

A person's experience, training, and education. noun

The cultural or social environment in which a person was brought up or has lived. noun

Subdued music played especially as an accompaniment to dialogue in a dramatic performance. noun

Sound that intrudes on or interferes with an audio recording. noun

Low-level radiation, as from radioactive decay, that exists as part of the natural environment. noun

(on background) For publication but without specific attribution of the source. idiom

(on deep background) For publication without any attribution of the source. idiom

The ground at the back or behind, as opposed to the front; situation in the rear of those objects, considerations, etc., which engage the attention; subordinate or secondary position in contradistinction to principal or important position; place out of sight: used both literally (of physical objects) and figuratively: as, there were mountains in the background; the true reasons for this action were kept in the background. noun

Specifically The part of a picture represented as furthest from the spectator's eye: opposed to foreground. noun

In photography, the plain or decorated screens, properties, etc., placed behind the subject in taking portraits, especially in regular gallery-work, in order to form an appropriate setting in the finished picture. noun

One's social heritage, or previous life; what one did in the past.

A part of the picture that depicts scenery to the rear or behind the main subject; context.

Information relevant to the current situation about past events; history.

A less important feature of scenery (as opposed to foreground).

The image or color over which a computer's desktop items are shown (e.g. icons or application windows).

A type of activity on a computer that is not normally visible to the user.

Synonyms and Antonyms for Background

The word "background" in example sentences

I have no idea why the title background is gray at the beginning, but at least I figured out how to upload so the quality isn't total blur city. ❋ Unknown (2009)

From the word background onward, I thought I was finished—with Fare anyhow, whatever long-term hopes I might have had about her. ❋ Reynolds Price (2002)

Oaxaca's zócalo, with facade of presidential palace in background, is a pleasant place to spend the afternoon. ❋ Unknown (1996)

The label background is transparent regardless if themes are enabled and for some reason that screws it. ❋ Lucamark (2010)

But, whatever your background is and whatever your circumstances are, what you can offer to those in need is hope. ❋ Seth Reams (2010)

Any fishing trip with the Trenton Makes Bridge in the background is my kind of story! ❋ Unknown (2009)

For those who have noticed, in the background is a glimpse of the Cuban restaurant, Havana Central, which I mentioned once before when Sra came to visit. ❋ Unknown (2010)

We all do .... whatever your background is and whatever your circumstances are, what you can offer to those in need is hope. ❋ Arianna Huffington (2010)

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