What is background and what does background mean? Read about the definition and meaning of background


  1. One’s origin, education, experience and so on
  2. In relation to one’s present character
  3. The ground or parts, as of a scene, situated in the rear
  4. Less important or less noticeable in a scene or system
  5. What one did in the past

Etymology & Origin of background

First coined circa 1670