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ˈspɒtˌlaɪtspot·light

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. limelight, spotlight, glare, public eyenoun

    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, spotverb

    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 upverb

    move into the foreground to make more visible or prominent

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

  4. spotlightverb

    illuminate with a spotlight, as in the theater

GCIDE

  1. Spotlightnoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. spotlightnoun

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

    Etymology: spot + light

  2. spotlightnoun

    the circle of light shed by a spotlight

    Etymology: spot + light

  3. spotlightnoun

    the center of attention; the highlight or most important part

    Some people enjoy the spotlight.

    Etymology: spot + light

  4. spotlightverb

    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. spotlightverb

    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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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. Alex Morgan latest:

    It is an incredible honor to be one of the first women featured on the cover of EA SPORTS FIFA, i know people all over the world play this game and I'm really excited that FIFA 16 is putting such an important spotlight on women's soccer.

  2. David Holland:

    Any time a member of a group that has often been marginalized achieves this kind of prominence and attracts this kind of spotlight, it creates a moment of self-reflection over what it means to participate at the highest level of government and how they square that with the faith.

  3. Chip Somodevilla:

    Any time we get so many important current and former political leaders in one place, it kind of creates its own atmosphere, i think that's exactly why this group of powerful people didn't step into the spotlight but stood behind and below the stage instead.

  4. Chicago Tribune:

    When the police arrived, Anthony Prate was taken into custody and is currently being held in CookCounty Jail without bond. Daniels grisly death has put the spotlight back on the bizarre events leading up to the death of Anthony Prate first wife, Bridget Prate, who died in 2011. CHICAGO TODDLER UNHURT AS FATHER AND ANOTHER MAN DIE IN GUNFIRE EXCHANGE In that incident, Anthony Prate claimed Anthony Prate overheard Anthony Prate wife talking to another man and said they were plotting to kill Anthony Prate. Anthony Prate dialed 911 and demanded that both Anthony Prate wife of nearly 20 years and the man she was talking to be arrested. When authorities arrived, Bridget Prate told them it had all been a big misunderstanding and the officers left. Anthony Prate was charged with first-degree murder in the Nov. 23 death of Anthony Prate girlfriend Malgorzata Daniel, a 48-year-old nurse who authorities said was stabbed 30 times in her home. ( Cook County Jail) Less than a week later, she was dead. Police found Bridgets crumpled body under the dashboard of a car that crashed while Prate was driving. Anthony Prate told the police that Anthony Prate wife had unbuckled Bridget Prate seat belt to look for Bridget Prate purse and a water bottle just seconds before Anthony Prate lost control of the vehicle, crossed over the center line, and hit an oncoming car and a tree before coming to a stop. When paramedics arrived, three bystanders had surrounded the car while Anthony Prate attempted to give mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to Anthony Prate wife. Bridget Prate didnt have a pulse and Bridget Prate wasnt breathing. One of the bystanders said Anthony Prate, who had suffered only minor injuries, looked frantic and shocked.

  5. Suzanne Scott:

    Congratulations to all of our Fox News Spotlight Award recipients. We are so proud of all of your contributions to the company and community.

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