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Princeton's WordNet

  1. highlight, high spot(noun)

    the most interesting or memorable part

    "the highlight of the tour was our visit to the Vatican"

  2. highlight, highlighting(verb)

    an area of lightness in a picture

  3. foreground, highlight, spotlight, play up(verb)

    move into the foreground to make more visible or prominent

    "The introduction highlighted the speaker's distinguished career in linguistics"

  4. highlight(verb)

    apply a highlighter to one's cheeks or eyebrows in order to make them more prominent

    "highlight the area above your eyebrows"


  1. highlight(v. t.)

    To make (part of a text or image) more prominent, especially by making it of a lighter hue or of a different color than the remaining part.

  2. highlight(n.)

    The most memorable or enjoyable part; -- of events or activities; as, the highlight of our trip was the tour of the Vatican.


  1. highlight(Noun)

    An area or a spot in a drawing, painting, or photograph that is strongly illuminated.

    Etymology: From high + light.

  2. highlight(Noun)

    An especially significant or interesting detail or event.

    Etymology: From high + light.

  3. highlight(Noun)

    A strand or spot hair dyed a different color than the rest.

    Etymology: From high + light.

  4. highlight(Verb)

    To make prominent; emphasize.

    Etymology: From high + light.

  5. highlight(Verb)

    To be a highlight of.

    Etymology: From high + light.

  6. highlight(Verb)

    To mark (important passages of text) with a usually fluorescent marker as a means of memory retention or for later reference.

    Etymology: From high + light.


  1. Highlight

    Highlight is a mobile ambient awareness app. When you come within a few blocks of another Highlight user who is your Facebook friend or that you have friends or interests in common with, Highlight sends you a push notification and lets you message them. The app’s homescreen displays a reverse chronological list of all the people you’ve crossed paths with.

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'highlight' in Verbs Frequency: #595

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of highlight in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of highlight in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of highlight in a Sentence

  1. John Posewitz:

    This was really the highlight of Sheboygan in the 1930s and '40s, and it really was a heartbreak when they said, 'You're not in the league anymore.'.

  2. Christine Jellis:

    Just by being a nonsmoker, people automatically improve their cardiovascular health so much that I think that’s also sort of important to highlight.

  3. Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo:

    We aim to highlight the unity and the solidarity of a cosmopolitan city, which I am sure will be one of the key strengths to win.

  4. Edward Morris:

    While overall risks to pregnant women from coronavirus are low, the findings of this study highlight the particular risks to pregnant women, pregnant women are included in the list of people at moderate risk as a precaution and pregnant women should therefore continue to follow the latest government guidance on social distancing and avoiding anyone with symptoms suggestive of coronavirus.

  5. James Hansford:

    We thought that they had historically been much more resilient to human effects, but in fact they've actually been suffering for much longer than we thought, this will hopefully highlight the plight of gibbons and other primates in particular.

Images & Illustrations of highlight

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  • تسليط الArabic
  • ressaltar, llum, marcar, emfasitzar, subratllar, remarcarCatalan, Valencian
  • zvýraznitCzech
  • Höhepunkt, Highlight, hervorheben, beleuchten, markierenGerman
  • enfatizar, resaltar, rizo, marcar, realceSpanish
  • روشن, پررنگ, برجستهPersian
  • tähdentää, kohokohta, korostaa, painottaa, korostusFinnish
  • rehaut, moment le plus marquant, surligner, instant le plus marquant, temps fortFrench
  • मुख्य आकर्षणHindi
  • megjelöl, melír, kiemelHungarian
  • evidenziare, enfatizzare, evento, mettere in evidenzaItalian
  • miramiraMāori
  • hoogtepuntDutch
  • markere, utheve, betoneNorwegian
  • realçar, enfatizarPortuguese
  • [[выдвига́ть]] [[на]] [[пе́рвый]] [[план]], вы́делиться, вы́делить, выделя́ть, подчеркну́ть, [[основно́й]] [[моме́нт]], подчёркивать, [[вы́двинуть]] [[на]] [[пе́рвый]] [[план]], [[све́тлый]] [[уча́сток]], выделя́тьсяRussian
  • наглашавати, истицатиSerbo-Croatian
  • slinga, höjdpunktSwedish
  • முன்னிலைப்படுத்தTamil
  • హైలైట్Telugu
  • 突出Chinese

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    transmit (a signal) for setting off an appropriate response, as in telecommunication
    • A. moan
    • B. restore
    • C. interrogate
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