fore·ground /ˈforˌgraʊnd, ˈfɔr-/
Fore·ground n. On a painting, and sometimes in a bas-relief, mosaic picture, or the like, that part of the scene represented, which is nearest to the spectator, and therefore occupies the lowest part of the work of art itself. Cf. Distance, n., 6.
n 1: the part of a scene that is near the viewer
2: (computer science) a window for an active application
v : move into the foreground to make more visible or prominent;
"The introduction highlighted the speaker's distinguished
career in linguistics" [syn: highlight, spotlight, play
up] [ant: background, background]