What does highlight mean?

Definitions for highlight

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word highlight.

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 refers to emphasizing, stressing, or drawing attention to a particular element, detail, or aspect of something. It can be used in physical sense such as using colors to highlight text or symbolically such as highlighting a significant event in history. In a broader context, it can also refer to the most significant or interesting part or event of something.


  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. John Koenig:

    Your life is a highlight reel: a gradual search for a handful of memories.

  2. Igor Sechin:

    I'd like to highlight that current oil prices are not critical for us. We can postpone some capital-intensive projects, what is going to happen of course is that it (low prices) will have an impact on the global oil supply.

  3. Bakari Sellers:

    I want to highlight the disrespect to this family, i want to highlight the broken system of justice we have in this country. As we're going through this process, we told the families they would have their attorneys in there as some comfort… We went back and forth and I just want to say I've never been talked to like I was talked to in there.

  4. Harvey Mason:

    We thought the timing was right, we saw an opportunity to do what the academy does — which is to highlight music, highlight the industry and highlight excellence in a bigger way. With the change in our voting structure, we don’t have the nomination review committee. This gives our voters an opportunity to have their voice heard, but also gives them a chance to have a bigger pool to draw from when it comes time to that one winner that takes home the Grammy.

  5. Nick Faldo:

    That sent a message to me, there are certain holes not the obvious ones you've got to really gut it out at times. It's not the highlight holes. It's the seventh and eighth that are just as important as holing the one on 10 or what you do on 18. It's gutting out putts or shots that would miss the highlight reel.

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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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