Verb backdrop Definition and Examples



Definition as verb:

(transitive) To serve as a backdrop for.

More definition:

1.Also called, especially British, back-cloth. Theater. the rear curtain of a stage setting.

2.the background of an event; setting.

3.Gymnastics. a maneuver in which a trampolinist jumps in the air, lands on the back with the arms and legs pointed upward, and then springs up to a standing position. provide a setting or background for, A vast mountain range backdrops the broad expanse of lake.

1. another name for backcloth

2. the background to any scene or situation Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
1913, in U.S. theatrical argot, from back (adj.) + drop (n.).


Ridgway, a few more miles away from the backdrop of mountains, provided a spectacular view.

Autumn had begun to creep over New England, promising to transform the landscape into the backdrop that Jackson Parrish so loved.

Settled into a backdrop of wooded hills, was the little log cabin.

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