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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A painted cloth hung at the back of a stage set.
  • noun The setting, as of a historical event; the background.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun the scenery hung at back of stage. Also called in Britain backcloth.
  • noun the background, setting, or circumstances of an event.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A decorated cloth hung at the back of a stage.
  • noun The setting or background of a historical event.
  • verb transitive To serve as a backdrop for.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun scenery hung at back of stage

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