foreground foreground  /ˈfɔr ˌɡraʊnd/


  1. (n) the part of a scene that is near the viewer
  2. (n) (computer science) a window for an active application
  3. (v) move into the foreground to make more visible or prominent



  1. For example, when something in the foreground comes through clearly in 3D, there's a chance that items in the background will be out of alignment.
  2. In the first picture that's an untitled Cy Twombly sculpture in the foreground.
  3. If Baywatch would just stick to the slow-motion running and random bikini contests and bring the thonged extras into the foreground, guys wouldn't need other television shows.


  1. Gas and oil wells in the Moneta Divide field

    The Moneta Divide project would create both gas and oil wells, and Encana is designing its completed well sites for low surface impact. This is one of the standard producing gas wells (foreground), and a pump jack for a standard oil well on another site behind.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Casper Journal

  2. PHOTO: Father's Day fishing

    Philip Grimes of Annville nets the trout son Chase, foreground, just hooked Sunday during a Father's Day outing at Limestone Springs Fishing Preserve, Richland. On the other side of Dad is son Tanner.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Lebanon Daily News

  3. Do you know where this is?

    The open space in the foreground was under construction as a municipal parking lot when this Worcester neighborhood photo was taken in July 1964.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette


  1. "I always had a certain loyalty vis-a-vis my partners, but the Toyota management did not really exist for the media," Schumacher said. "The drivers stood in the foreground at Toyota. We always had to explain, and therein lay the main...
    on Jan 16, 2008 By: Ralf Schumacher Source:

  2. Cher told USA Today, "Getting the whole thing in book form, in pictures, has taken months. Our set moves down from the ceiling, in from the sides, up from the floor. We have screens in the foreground, the center and the back. We can change a city...
    on Feb 7, 2008 By: Cher Source: Hollyscoop

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