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Meaning & Definition of Spotlight in English

English

Spotlight

/spɑtlaɪt/

noun

1. A focus of public attention

  • "He enjoyed being in the limelight"
  • "When congress investigates it brings the full glare of publicity to the agency"
    synonym:
  • limelight
  • ,
  • spotlight
  • ,
  • glare
  • ,
  • public eye

2. A lamp that produces a strong beam of light to illuminate a restricted area

  • Used to focus attention of a stage performer
    synonym:
  • spotlight
  • ,
  • spot

verb

1. Move into the foreground to make more visible or prominent

  • "The introduction highlighted the speaker's distinguished career in linguistics"
    synonym:
  • foreground
  • ,
  • highlight
  • ,
  • spotlight
  • ,
  • play up

2. Illuminate with a spotlight, as in the theater

    synonym:
  • spotlight