What does spotlight mean?

Definitions for spotlight
ˈspɒtˌlaɪtspot·light

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. limelight, spotlight, glare, public eye(noun)

    a focus of public attention

    "he enjoyed being in the limelight"; "when Congress investigates it brings the full glare of publicity to the agency"

  2. spotlight, spot(verb)

    a lamp that produces a strong beam of light to illuminate a restricted area; used to focus attention of a stage performer

  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. spotlight(verb)

    illuminate with a spotlight, as in the theater

GCIDE

  1. Spotlight(n.)

    A lighting apparatus designed to throw an intense beam of light onto a small area.

Wiktionary

  1. spotlight(Noun)

    a bright, directional light or lamp, especially one used to illuminate the focus or center of attention on a stage

    Etymology: spot + light

  2. spotlight(Noun)

    the circle of light shed by a spotlight

    Etymology: spot + light

  3. spotlight(Noun)

    the center of attention; the highlight or most important part

    Some people enjoy the spotlight.

    Etymology: spot + light

  4. spotlight(Verb)

    To illuminate with a spotlight.

    We spotlight the star, but the supporting cast has all the great lines in this scene.

    Etymology: spot + light

  5. spotlight(Verb)

    To draw attention to.

    The news series served to spotlight corruption.

    Etymology: spot + light

Freebase

  1. Spotlight

    Spotlight is a system-wide desktop search feature of Apple's OS X operating system. Spotlight is a selection-based search system, which creates a virtual index of all items and files on the system. It is designed to allow the user to quickly locate a wide variety of items on the computer, including documents, pictures, music, applications, and System Preferences. In addition, specific words in documents and in web pages in a web browser's history or bookmarks can be searched. It also allows the user to narrow down searches with creation dates, modification dates, sizes, types and other attributes. Spotlight also offers quick access to definitions from the built-in New Oxford American Dictionary and to calculator functionality. The feature is also available on Darwin, but only through a command-line interface. A similar feature for iOS 3.0 with the same name was announced on March 17, 2009. Spotlight was first announced at the June 2004 Apple Worldwide Developers Conference, and then released with Mac OS X v10.4 in April, 2005.

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How to say spotlight in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of spotlight in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of spotlight in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of spotlight in a Sentence

  1. White House:

    He loves to divert the spotlight to himself and be the center of power.

  2. Zayn Malik:

    I am leaving because I want to be a normal 22-year old who is able to relax and have some private time out of the spotlight.

  3. Joy Behar:

    Just when I thought I was out, they pulled me back in, i’m happy to be back home. And I’m looking forward to sticking my two cents into the hot topics, especially now that Hillary and the Donald are in the spotlight.

  4. Said Boumedouha:

    The world’s spotlight is shining on Saudi Arabia. If authorities ignore widespread criticism and unashamedly continue with the flogging of Raif Badawi, Saudi Arabia would be demonstrating contempt for international law and disregard for world opinion, flogging and other forms of corporal judicial punishment violate the prohibition of torture and other ill-treatment. By continuing to dole out this inhuman punishment the Saudi Arabian authorities are flagrantly flouting basic human rights principles.

  5. Glenn Foley:

    The applause tells the story, but Goodell should have squashed it immediately and said, ‘We’re in the process of educating players.’ CTE is real. Adams is 20-something years old, stir crazy right now, in the New York spotlight. I don’t blame him for saying that. But to ignore CTE is to ignore the facts. That’s not the message the NFL wants.

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