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  • 1 Peasant Woman Against a Background of Wheat — is an 1890 painting by Vincent van Gogh.On October 7 2005, it was announced that Stephen Wynn had sold the painting along with Gauguin s Bathers to Steven A. Cohen for $100 million …

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  • 2 background — ack ground , n. [Back, a. + ground.] [1913 Webster] 1. Ground in the rear or behind, or in the distance, as opposed to the {foreground}, or the ground in front. [1913 Webster] 2. (Paint.) The space which is behind and subordinate to a portrait… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 background — noun 1 type of family, social class, etc. sb comes from ADJECTIVE ▪ family ▪ Can you tell me something about your family background? ▪ broad ▪ It is important to have a broad educational background. ▪ …

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  • 4 against — a|gainst [ ə genst ] preposition *** 1. ) in opposition to someone or something a ) used for stating which plan, idea, or action someone opposes and thinks is wrong: Amnesty International has campaigned publicly against the death penalty. I m… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 5 against */*/*/ — UK [əˈɡenst] / US preposition 1) in opposition to someone/something a) used for stating which plan, idea, or action someone opposes and thinks is wrong Amnesty International has campaigned publicly against the death penalty. I m against all forms …

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  • 6 against — preposition 1 opposed to or disagreeing with an idea, belief, proposal etc: votes for and against the motion | It s against my principles to borrow money. | Several members spoke against the proposal. | be against sth: I m against all forms of… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 7 background — back|ground W2S2 [ˈbækgraund] n 1.) someone s family, education, previous work etc ▪ Steve has a background in computer engineering. ▪ Students with a background in chemistry will probably find the course easier. ▪ It s important to understand… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 8 background — [[t]bæ̱kgraʊnd[/t]] ♦♦♦ backgrounds 1) N COUNT: usu sing, usu with supp Your background is the kind of family you come from and the kind of education you have had. It can also refer to such things as your social and racial origins, your financial …

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  • 9 against — [[t]əge̱nst, əge͟ɪnst[/t]] ♦ (In addition to the uses shown below, against is used in phrasal verbs such as come up against , guard against , and hold against .) 1) PREP If one thing is leaning or pressing against another, it is touching it. She… …

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  • 10 against — a|gainst W1S1 [əˈgenst, əˈgeınst US əˈgenst] prep [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: againes against (11 16 centuries), from again] 1.) a) used to say that someone opposes or disagrees with something ▪ Every council member voted against the proposal. ▪… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 Background radiation — This article is about ionizing radiation. For microwave background radiation from space, see Cosmic background radiation and cosmic background. Thermal radiation emitted by Earth is not considered in this category because it is not ionizing.… …

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  • 12 background — back|ground [ bæk,graund ] noun *** 1. ) count the type of career, training, or education that someone has had: His musical background helps him a lot in his job. background in: We are looking for writers with a background in law. a ) the type of …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 background */*/*/ — UK [ˈbækˌɡraʊnd] / US noun Word forms background : singular background plural backgrounds 1) a) [countable] the type of family, social position, or culture that someone comes from students from very different backgrounds b) the type of career,… …

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  • 14 background*/*/ — [ˈbækˌgraʊnd] noun 1) [C] the general experiences and influences that have formed someone s character, or the type of education and training they have had students from very different backgrounds[/ex] We are looking for writers with a background… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 15 Against Me! as the Eternal Cowboy — Studio album by Against Me! …

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  • 16 background — background, setting, environment, milieu, mise en scène, backdrop are comparable when they refer to persons and their actions as found in real life or as represented in art and denote the place, time, circumstances, and conditions in which those… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 17 Against All Odds (N-Dubz album) — Against All Odds Studio album by N Dubz Released 13 November 2009 (Ireland …

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  • 18 Against Meidias — (Greek: Polytonic| Κατὰ Μειδίου) is one of the most famous judicial orations of the prominent Athenian statesman and orator Demosthenes.Historical BackgroundMeidias, a wealthy Athenian, publicly slapped Demosthenes, who was at the time a choregos …

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  • 19 background — [bak′ground΄] n. 1. the part of a scene or picture that is or seems to be toward the back 2. surroundings, esp. those behind something and providing harmony or contrast; surface against which something is seen 3. a less important or unobtrusive… …

    English World dictionary

  • 20 Against All Enemies — Against All Enemies: Inside America s War on Terror (ISBN 0 743 26823 7) is a 2004 book by former U.S. chief counter terrorism advisor Richard A. Clarke, criticizing past and present presidential administrations for the way they handled the War… …

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