spot|light


spot|light
spot|light «SPOT LYT», noun, verb, -light|ed or -lit, -light|ing.
–n.
1. a) a spot or circle of bright light thrown upon a particular person or object, leaving the rest of the stage more or less unilluminated. b) a lamp that gives such a light: »

a spotlight in a theater.

2. any one of various somewhat similar lamps, such as an electric lamp of the type mounted on certain police cars, having a powerful, narrowly focused beam that can be pointed in any desired direction.
3. Figurative. public notice; anything that directs attention on a person or thing: »

Movie stars are often in the spotlight.

SYNONYM(S): publicity.
–v.t.
1. to light up with a spotlight or spotlights: »

At night, the baseball field is spotlighted.

2. Figurative. to call attention to; give public notice to; highlight: »

The newspaper will spotlight an industry that few Americans know about.


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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