Synonyms for background

Grammar : Noun
Spell : bak-ground
Phonetic Transcription : ˈbækˌgraʊnd

Top 10 synonyms for background Other synonyms for the word background

Définition of background

Origin :
  • 1670s, from back (adj.) + ground (n.); original sense was theatrical, later applied to painting. Figurative sense is first attested 1854.
  • noun experience or circumstances
Example sentences :
  • He wanted to use the old city as a background for his own newly-acquired glory.
  • Extract from : « Ancient Man » by Hendrik Willem van Loon
  • He had sat in the background, but he had found both money and energy.
  • Extract from : « Explorations in Australia » by John Forrest
  • But he did not have the work acted; it was sung in costume with a background of appropriate scenery.
  • Extract from : « Handel » by Edward J. Dent
  • She was standing against a background of blooming hollyhocks.
  • Extract from : « Quaint Courtships » by Various
  • With Linda lay the advantage by far, since she had Marian's letters for a background.
  • Extract from : « Her Father's Daughter » by Gene Stratton-Porter
  • The throb of these sounds was as a background to the evening--fierce, passionate, barbaric.
  • Extract from : « The Leopard Woman » by Stewart Edward White
  • It was decent of Winkleman to keep himself in the background just at first.
  • Extract from : « The Leopard Woman » by Stewart Edward White
  • They stand on the eminence that forms the background of my present view.
  • Extract from : « The Works of Whittier, Volume V (of VII) » by John Greenleaf Whittier
  • In the background the cabby loitered, gnawed by insatiable curiosity.
  • Extract from : « The Black Bag » by Louis Joseph Vance
  • Quite a pastoral scene, with a background of river and windmill!
  • Extract from : « The Uncommercial Traveller » by Charles Dickens

Antonyms for background

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