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fore·ground

 (fôr′ground′)
n.
1. The part of a scene or picture that is nearest to and in front of the viewer.
2. See forefront.
tr.v. fore·ground·ed, fore·ground·ing, fore·grounds
To place in the foreground; call attention to: "He is currently at work on a trilogy of pieces ... which foreground the Algerian War" (Eleanor Heartney).

foreground

(ˈfɔːˌɡraʊnd)
n
1. the part of a scene situated towards the front or nearest to the viewer
2. (Art Terms) the area of space in a perspective picture, depicted as nearest the viewer
3. a conspicuous or active position
vb
(tr) to emphasize (an issue, idea, or word)

fore•ground

(ˈfɔrˌgraʊnd, ˈfoʊr-)

n.
1. the ground or parts situated in the front; the portion of a scene nearest to the viewer (opposed to background).
2. a prominent position; forefront.
[1685–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.foreground - the part of a scene that is near the viewerforeground - the part of a scene that is near the viewer
panorama, vista, view, aspect, scene, prospect - the visual percept of a region; "the most desirable feature of the park are the beautiful views"
2.foreground - (computer science) a window for an active application
CRT screen, screen - the display that is electronically created on the surface of the large end of a cathode-ray tube
window - (computer science) a rectangular part of a computer screen that contains a display different from the rest of the screen
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
Verb1.foreground - move into the foreground to make more visible or prominent; "The introduction highlighted the speaker's distinguished career in linguistics"
set off, bring out - direct attention to, as if by means of contrast; "This dress accentuates your nice figure!"; "I set off these words by brackets"
background, play down, downplay - understate the importance or quality of; "he played down his royal ancestry"

foreground

noun
1. front, focus, forefront the foreground of this boldly painted landscape
2. prominence, limelight, fore, forefront This worry has come to the foreground in recent years.
Translations
أَمَاميّةمُقَدِّمَة الصورَه، في طَليعَة
popředí
forgrund
etuala
istaknutno mjesto
elõtér
forgrunnur
前景
전경
priešakinis planas
priekšplāns
förgrund
ทัศนียภาพที่อยู่ใกล้ที่สุด
ön planön plân/alan
cận cảnh

foreground

[ˈfɔːgraʊnd]
A. Nprimer plano m, primer término m
in the foreground (fig) → en primer plano or término
B. VT [+ object in photo, picture] → traer al primer plano (fig) [+ issue, problem] → destacar, subrayar

foreground

[ˈfɔːrgraʊnd] npremier plan m
in the foreground → au premier plan
to come to the foreground (= become prominent) → passer au premier plan
to put sth in the foreground (= make a priority) → mettre qch en avant foreground processingforeground processing ntraitement m prioritaire

foreground

n (Art, Phot, Comput) → Vordergrund m; in the foregroundim Vordergrund

foreground

[ˈfɔːˌgraʊnd]
1. n (Art) → primo piano
in the foreground (fig) → in una posizione di primo piano
2. adj (Comput) → foreground inv, di primo piano

foreground

(ˈfoːgraund) noun
the part of a view or picture nearest to the person looking at it. a landscape, with two horses in the foreground.

foreground

أَمَاميّة popředí forgrund Vordergrund προσκήνιο primer plano etuala premier plan istaknutno mjesto in primo piano 前景 전경 voorgrond forgrunn pierwszy plan primeiro plano авансцена förgrund ทัศนียภาพที่อยู่ใกล้ที่สุด ön plan cận cảnh 前景
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Foreground, used as a verb, is a favorite; something is foregrounded almost every third page.
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