Definition of


  1. (noun, artifact) (computer science) a window for an active application
  2. (noun, cognition) the part of a scene that is near the viewer
  3. (verb, change) move into the foreground to make more visible or prominent

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Synonyms of Foreground

highlight, play up, spotlight

Antonyms of Foreground


Alternate forms of Foreground

Derivations: foreground

Hypernyms: aspect, bring out, panorama, prospect, scene, set off, view, vista, window

Origin of the word Foreground

  1. 1695, from fore + ground. First used in Eng. by Dryden, originally in painting (cf. Du. voorgrond). more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

Words that sound like Foreground

fairground, fragrant, frig around

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