- highlight (n.) 1650s, originally of paintings, "the brightest part of a subject," from HIGH (Cf. high) (adj.) + LIGHT (Cf. light) (n.). The figurative sense of "outstanding feature or characteristic" is from 1855. The verb is from 1861. Hairdressing sense is 1941 (n.), 1942 (v.). Related: Highlighted; highlighting.
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highlight — Ⅰ. highlight UK US /ˈhaɪlaɪt/ verb [T] ► to attract attention to something important or to emphasize it: highlight concerns/problems/risks »The study highlighted rural problems such as falling farm incomes and development pressures. highlight the … Financial and business terms
highlight — n. The part of an image that has the most intense light. [PJC] 2. The most memorable or enjoyable part; of events or activities; as, the highlight of our trip was the tour of the Vatican. [PJC] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
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highlight — v. t. 1. To emphasize or call attention to, by moving into the foreground or otherwise making more prominent. Syn: foreground, spotlight, play up. [WordNet 1.5] 2. To make (part of a text or image) more prominent, especially by making it of a… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
highlight — [hī′līt΄] n. 1. a) a part on which light is brightest [the highlights on the cheeks] b) a part of a painting, photograph, etc. on which light is represented as brightest c) the representation or effect of such light in a painting, photograph, etc … English World dictionary
highlight — I noun central point, cynosure, distinctive feature, focal point, high spot, important event, keynote, memorable part, outstanding feature, prominent detail, prominent part, salient point, significant feature, striking part II index cornerstone,… … Law dictionary
Highlight — Highlight,das:⇨Höhepunkt HighlightHöhepunkt,Attraktion,Sensation,Glanzleistung,Glanzlicht,Glanznummer … Das Wörterbuch der Synonyme
highlight — [n] memorable part best part, climax, feature, focal point, focus, high point, high spot, main feature, peak; concept 832 … New thesaurus
highlight — ► NOUN 1) an outstanding part of an event or period of time. 2) a bright or reflective area in a painting, picture, or design. 3) (highlights) bright tints in the hair, produced by bleaching or dyeing. ► VERB 1) draw attention to. 2) mark with a… … English terms dictionary
highlight — I UK [ˈhaɪˌlaɪt] / US verb [transitive] Word forms highlight : present tense I/you/we/they highlight he/she/it highlights present participle highlighting past tense highlighted past participle highlighted ** 1) to describe something in a way that … English dictionary