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Definitions of foreground

  1. move into the foreground to make more visible or prominent; "The introduction highlighted the speaker's distinguished career in linguistics" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the part of a scene that is near the viewer Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. On a painting, and sometimes in a bas-relief, mosaic picture, or the like, that part of the scene represented, which is nearest to the spectator, and therefore occupies the lowest part of the work of art itself. Cf. Distance, n., 6. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. That part of a landscape, picture, or scene nearest to the spectator. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. Space before the principal figures in a picture. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. That part of a landscape nearest the spectator. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. The space or expanse of a picture which seems to lie before the figures. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. That part of a picture which appears to lie nearest the eye of the observer. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for foreground

  1. On the right, foreground with door. – Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand
  2. He gave a swift glance round him as he spoke, and a recollection which had been in the background of both their thoughts during the whole of the interview, flashed into the foreground – A Houseful of Girls by Sarah Tytler
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