Definition of Highlight

1. Noun. The most interesting or memorable part. "The highlight of the tour was our visit to the Vatican"

Exact synonyms: High Spot
Generic synonyms: Detail, Item, Particular



2. Verb. Move into the foreground to make more visible or prominent. "The introduction highlighted the speaker's distinguished career in linguistics"
Exact synonyms: Foreground, Play Up, Spotlight
Generic synonyms: Bring Out, Set Off
Antonyms: Background, Play Down
Derivative terms: Foreground, Highlighter, Highlighter, Highlighting, Spotlight

3. Noun. An area of lightness in a picture.
Exact synonyms: Highlighting
Generic synonyms: Light, Lightness

4. Verb. Apply a highlighter to one's cheeks or eyebrows in order to make them more prominent. "Highlight the area above your eyebrows"
Generic synonyms: Make Up
Derivative terms: Highlighter

Definition of Highlight

1. Noun. An area or a spot in a drawing, painting, or photograph that is strongly illuminated. ¹

2. Noun. An especially significant or interesting detail or event. ¹

3. Noun. (cosmetology) A strand or spot hair dyed a different color than the rest. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To make prominent; emphasize. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To be a highlight of. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To mark (important passages of text) with a usually fluorescent marker as a means of memory retention or for later reference. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Highlight

1. [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Literary usage of Highlight

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1. 21st Century Manufacturing Enterprise Strategy by Roger N. Nagel, Iacocca Institute of Lehigh University, Rick Dove (1991)
"JL he following four scenarios highlight selected features of advanced manufacturing after its transformation from the mass production system to an agile, ..."

2. Catalyzing Inquiry at the Interface of Computing and Biology by John C. Wooley, Herbert Lin (2005)
"5.2.2 Models highlight Basic Concepts of Wide Applicability Among the earliest applications of mathematical ideas to biology are those in which population ..."

3. An Inclusive Future?: Disability, Social Change and Opportunities for by Ian Christie, Gavin Mensah-Coker (1999)
"This would highlight the need for much more radical and flexible approaches to defining 'work' and 'contributions' and to designing new packages of work and ..."

4. Nonfiction Matters: Reading, Writing, and Research in Grades 3-8 by Stephanie Harvey (1998)
"Chelsea asks if it's necessary to highlight entire sentences or will just a ... I applaud her question, and we agree to highlight only words and phrases. ..."

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