What does spotlight mean?

Definitions for spotlight
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

  2. spotlightnoun

    the circle of light shed by a spotlight

  3. spotlightnoun

    the center of attention; the highlight or most important part

    Some people enjoy the spotlight.

  4. spotlightverb

    To illuminate with a spotlight.

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

  5. spotlightverb

    To draw attention to.

    The news series served to spotlight corruption.

  6. Etymology: spot + light

Wikipedia

  1. Spotlight

    Spotlight is the second official single by rapper, Gucci Mane from his studio album The State vs. Radric Davis (2009). The song features a guest appearance by American singer Usher. The single was released on October 19, 2009 and was produced by Polow Da Don.

ChatGPT

  1. spotlight

    A spotlight is a powerful, focused beam of light used to illuminate a specific area or person, often used in theaters, photography, or other performances to draw attention to a particular subject. It can also refer to public attention or scrutiny in a metaphorical sense, such as being in the 'spotlight'.

Wikidata

  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. Lucinda Williams:

    So few people are truly themselves when they're in the spotlight.

  2. President Obama:

    Ed is defined by a deep sense of humility, he doesn't seek the spotlight, in fact he shuns it. He's the consummate quiet professional, today's ceremony is truly unique -- a rare opportunity for the American people to get a glimpse of a special breed of warrior that so often serves in the shadows.

  3. Ayanna Pressley:

    Theyve been to the White House. They talk to people like me, quietly, saying they wish the radical freshmen who get all the magazine covers andall the ink and airtime. Rashida Tlaib and Omar along with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., -- have frequently made front page news since joining Congress in January for their controversial statements and policies, as well as for their vocal criticism of the Trump administration. House Democrats set out an ambitious agenda with legislation on the kitchen table priorities that helped them win the majority protecting the Affordable Care Act, imposing new ethics rules while engaging in aggressive oversight of the Trump administration. Their investigations extend well beyond Special Counsel Robert Muellers probeinto Russian interference in the 2016 election as they dig into the presidents business dealings andpush for Trumps tax returns. But with the spotlight comes high-profile setbacks. Democrats splintered over Ocasio-Cortezs climate change proposal and exposed party divisions over Omars comments on Israels treatment of Palestinians. Tlaib stunned some when, on Day One, she told supporters using an expletive that the new majority would impeach Donald Trump. CLICK HERE FOR THE FOX NEWS APP Conway said Sunday that the invitation is open to any House Democrats who wants to come to the White House to discuss divisive issues like immigration and border security. Lets try to work together. But we have an unserious Congress that is not coming to the table. And the Republicans failed to do their job when they were in charge, no doubt. And House Democrats now are failing to come together in the House.

  4. Yang Hai:

    This time, the spotlight will be on policies to further reduce capacity as part of the government's supply-side reforms, in addition, there's now less yuan depreciation pressure, which means China can take a more proactive approach to liquidity easing.

  5. Dieunerst Collin to the fam:

    When it happened, we did n’t want to be in the spotlight. And just having that out there, people were coming to my dad and saying, ‘ Hey, we’ve seen your kid on this, ’ trying to make a joke of it. My dad did n’t like it for his kids to be joked on, but now, the fact that I switched it into a blessing, he likes it.

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