Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An area or a spot in a drawing, painting, or photograph that is strongly illuminated.
  • n. An especially significant or interesting detail or event.
  • transitive v. To give a highlight to (the subject of a painting, for example).
  • transitive v. To make prominent; emphasize.
  • transitive v. To be a highlight of.
  • transitive v. To mark (important passages of text) with a usually fluorescent marker as a means of memory retention or for later reference.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An area or a spot in a drawing, painting, or photograph that is strongly illuminated.
  • n. An especially significant or interesting detail or event.
  • n. A strand or spot hair dyed a different color than the rest.
  • v. To make prominent; emphasize.
  • v. To be a highlight of.
  • v. To mark (important passages of text) with a usually fluorescent marker as a means of memory retention or for later reference.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To emphasize or call attention to, by moving into the foreground or otherwise making more prominent.
  • transitive v. To make (part of a text or image) more prominent, especially by making it of a lighter hue or of a different color than the remaining part.
  • n. The part of an image that has the most intense light.
  • n. The most memorable or enjoyable part; -- of events or activities.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. apply a highlighter to one's cheeks or eyebrows in order to make them more prominent
  • n. an area of lightness in a picture
  • n. the most interesting or memorable part
  • v. move into the foreground to make more visible or prominent

Etymologies

From high + light. (Wiktionary)

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