from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

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

  • n. scenery hung at back of stage


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