Pronunciation of Background
/bˈakɡɹa͡ʊnd/, /bˈakɡɹaʊnd/, /b_ˈa_k_ɡ_ɹ_aʊ_n_d/
Synonyms for background:
magnum opus, probation, the status quo, class struggle, working practices, noblesse oblige, portfolio working, stratification, period piece, populist, event, vacancy, milieu, objet d'art, state of play, classism, hot desking, state of affairs, hierarchical, education, professional development, metier, melting pot, climate, incumbency, order book, pix, creation, bourgeois, extenuating circumstances, scenario, palimpsest, situation, occupational, class-conscious, fine art, eventuality, masterwork, job security, work experience, work of art, pros and cons, back catalog, occasion, writing, career, job description, snob, meritocracy, irony, opportunity, egalitarian, beneath, workload, off-site, dimension, livelihood, encounter, job-sharing, landscaping, oeuvre, chef-d'oeuvre, working life, condition, division of labor, masterpiece, classless, the bourgeoisie.
dynamic, assemblage, sustenance, trickle down, gig, locus, matter, deal, contingency, tenure, life history, ability, imagery, genteel, feature, seedbed, composition, birth, distance, artwork, taste, circumstances, pluralism, affair, employment, slot, beginning, delegation, profession, position, stage, kaleidoscope, stratified, preparation, estate, record, pressure, collaboration.
Other synonyms and related words:
event, opening, climate, dry land, case, environment, thing, primer, mount, irony, history, class-conscious, backcloth, range, birth, screen background, proposition, estate, backdrop, contingency, career, distance, metier, taste, landscaping, education, compass, employment, line, appointment, minimise, play down, locale, water, image, palimpsest, hierarchy, reach, beneath, beginning, priming, priming coat, function, basis, probation, order, understate, world, orbit, place setting, context, land, milieu, populist, oeuvre, ability, delegation, masterwork, ambit, ground, bourgeois, collaboration, job, soil, setting, oscilloscope, snob, solid ground, downplay, seedbed, earth, know-how, Mise En Scene, circumstance, stage setting, stage, art, desktop, background knowledge, canon, occupational, way, picture, preparation, scene, development, scope, assemblage, telescope, society, flat coat, primer coat, locus, go, record, hierarchical, background signal, terra firma, situation, off-site.
Sense 2 (noun)
Sense 3 (noun)
Sense 4 (noun)
Sense 5 (noun)
experience or circumstances (noun)
Usage examples for background:
- It was the first reference he'd heard to his background, and he preferred to let it drop. - "Police Your Planet", Lester del Rey.
- S. Joseph is in the background. - "Fra Bartolommeo", Leader Scott (Re-Edited By Horace Shipp And Flora Kendrick).
- " And he thinks he and his friends are going to keep me in the background because my father has done so little for it," added Rodney. - "Rodney The Partisan", Harry Castlemon.