Definitions for backdropˈbækˌdrɒp
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the rear curtain of a stage setting.
the background of an event; setting.
Origin of backdrop:
backdrop, background, backcloth(noun)
scenery hung at back of stage
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
the cloth at the back of a stage
a painted backdrop
A decorated cloth hung at the back of a stage.
The setting or background of a historical event.
The president spoke outside the brick exterior of the firehouse for Ladder Company 10 and Engine Company 10, against the backdrop of a 56-foot-long bronze bas-relief depicting the towers in flames. uE000176013uE001 New York Times
To serve as a backdrop for.
a brilliant sunset backdropping the famous skyline