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Princeton's WordNet

  1. highlight, high spotnoun

    the most interesting or memorable part

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

  2. highlight, highlightingverb

    an area of lightness in a picture

  3. foreground, highlight, spotlight, play upverb

    move into the foreground to make more visible or prominent

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

  4. highlightverb

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

    "highlight the area above your eyebrows"


  1. highlightverb

    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. highlightnoun

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


  1. highlightnoun

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

  2. highlightnoun

    An especially significant or interesting detail or event.

  3. highlightnoun

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

  4. highlightverb

    To make prominent; emphasize.

  5. highlightverb

    To be a highlight of.

  6. highlightverb

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

  7. 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.

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  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. Hugh Evans:

    What were trying to highlight is the obvious that we should be fighting for equity, it’s something that shouldn’t require any arithmetic. It is absolutely bleeding obvious.

  2. The Mojica:

    They were really the highlight of the life of the house. You know dogs. Theyre always happy. They always bring life to the house.

  3. Florence Pugh:

    I don't want to talk about it because it's not something I want to highlight, but my point to all this is that isn't it odd that a stranger can totally tear apart someone's relationship and it's allowed ?

  4. Jake Sullivan:

    If something does occur, it will only serve to reinforce and highlight the fact that Patricia Kim is going to be engaged in the Indo-Pacific, is going to be a stalwart ally, and is going to stand up to and not shrink from any acts of aggression.

  5. Nathan Rolle:

    I've looked up to Mrs. Winfrey my entire life, this day is the highlight of my Morehouse experience.

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  • تسليط الArabic
  • ressaltar, subratllar, emfasitzar, remarcar, marcar, llumCatalan, Valencian
  • zvýraznitCzech
  • Höhepunkt, markieren, beleuchten, hervorheben, HighlightGerman
  • realce, enfatizar, marcar, rizo, resaltarSpanish
  • برجسته, پررنگ, روشنPersian
  • painottaa, korostaa, tähdentää, korostus, kohokohtaFinnish
  • rehaut, moment le plus marquant, temps fort, surligner, instant le plus marquantFrench
  • मुख्य आकर्षणHindi
  • megjelöl, melír, kiemelHungarian
  • menyorotIndonesian
  • enfatizzare, mettere in evidenza, evidenziare, eventoItalian
  • miramiraMāori
  • hoogtepuntDutch
  • betone, utheve, markereNorwegian
  • realçar, enfatizarPortuguese
  • [[све́тлый]] [[уча́сток]], [[выдвига́ть]] [[на]] [[пе́рвый]] [[план]], вы́делиться, вы́делить, выделя́ть, выделя́ться, [[вы́двинуть]] [[на]] [[пе́рвый]] [[план]], подчёркивать, подчеркну́ть, [[основно́й]] [[моме́нт]]Russian
  • наглашавати, истицатиSerbo-Croatian
  • höjdpunkt, slingaSwedish
  • முன்னிலைப்படுத்தTamil
  • హైలైట్Telugu
  • 突出Chinese

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