in the background

Definition of in the background

  1. :  in a position that avoids attracting attention He was a shy man who always tried to keep/stay in the background.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  the scenery or ground behind something

    :  the part of a painting representing what lies behind objects in the foreground

    :  an image that displays on a computer screen underneath the various available icons and windows

  1. :  to provide with background

Seen and Heard

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a dividing ridge between drainage areas

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