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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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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. Prince Harry:

    I pay my respects to those who perished and hope to do what I can to shine a spotlight on the resilience of the Nepali people.

  2. Kasper Holten:

    The production includes a scene which puts the spotlight on the brutal reality of women being abused during war time, and sexual violence being a tragic fact of war, the production intends to make it an uncomfortable scene, just as there are several upsetting and violent scenes in Rossini's score. We are sorry if some people have found this distressing.

  3. Chris Nowinski:

    Soccer has been hiding until the spotlight is on them.

  4. Assemblyman John Burzichelli:

    If that person wants that spotlight they can elect to have it, but if a person wants their privacy they should be entitled to it.

  5. Nona Yehia:

    Covid has shined a spotlight on what we knew ten years ago when we were looking at this vertical model: We have a centralized food system and it's kept us from getting fresh, local, good-tasting food, i think Covid-19 has forced people to ask why that is and how they now can get locally-grown food they like in the summertime and get it year-round. It's exactly what Vertical Harvest is about.

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