What does foreground mean

foreground, the

front adj. (today only with the inflectional ending the front, a front) ‘in front, at the beginning’ (mostly in contrast to something further back, therefore with a comparative sense, see s behind1 Adj.), Up to the older Nhd. also transferred to the time 'earlier, previous', ahd.ford (a) ro (9th century, next to it, especially obd., with additional comparative ending ahd.ford (a) rōro, 9th century, see the superlative form ahd.ford (a) rōsto, 8th century), mhd.vorder 'preceding in space or time, genteel, more significant, handsome', asächs. (substantiated) forð (e) ro 'ancestor', mnd.vȫrder, vōrder 'in front, on the right side, earlier, previous' are likely to be attached directly to the preposition shown in ↗ before (sd) (older also used adverbially) ; in the second part of the word that is in the Germ. no longer productive comparative suffix ie.-tero- to be seen. On the other hand, the adjective formations asächs.furðiro 'larger, gentler, right-hander', mnd.vȫrder, vürder 'further, more distant, further, future' and aengl.furþra 'further, more distant, larger, higher' are more likely to refer to the form of the under ↗fort (sd) treated adverbs back. In the oldest time, the nouns ahd.thie ford (a) ron (8th century), mhd.frühnhd.die vorder (e) n, asächs.thea forð (e) ron (see above), mnd.de vȫrderen commonly used with the meaning 'parents, ancestors, ancestors'; in addition ahd.thie altford (o) ron, mhd.frühnhd.die altvordern, resumed since the 18th century (recommended by Campe 1807). Foreground with ‘what is close to the viewer, in front of his field of vision’ (often with reference to the stage, paintings and drawings, 18th century); transferred in expressions like sth. to the foreground ‘draw attention to sth.’, come to the fore gain importance ’, in the foreground are be particularly important’ (every 19th century). Front man with ‘who is in a certain order in front of another’, also ‘who is ahead in the order of precedence’ (1st half of the 18th century).