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spotlight

spot·light

spotlight

pronunciation:
spat laIt
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a strong light used to illuminate one person or a small area, usu. on stage.
similar words:
light, spot
definition 2: a lamp used to create such a light.
similar words:
light, spot
definition 3: a condition in which one is the center of much attention.
Being shy, she is uncomfortable being in the spotlight.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: spotlighted, spotlighting, spotlights, spotlit
definition 1: to focus a beam of light on; illuminate with a spotlight.
definition 2: to direct attention toward; focus on.
This week we are spotlighting public health programs.