- The definition of foreground is the area that is closest to the viewer.
A person posing in a picture in front of the Tower of London is an example of someone who is in the foreground.
This woman is in the foreground of the picture.
foreground definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- the part of a scene, landscape, etc. nearest, or represented in perspective as nearest, to the viewer
- the most noticeable or conspicuous position
to bring to or place in the foreground; emphasize; highlight
foreground definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- The part of a scene or picture that is nearest to and in front of the viewer.
- See forefront.
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).