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spot·light

 (spŏt′līt′)
n.
1.
a. A strong beam of light that illuminates only a small area, used especially to center attention on a stage performer.
b. A lamp that produces such a light.
2. Public notoriety or prominence: She was in the spotlight after she won the marathon.
3. An artificial source of light with a strongly focused beam, as on an automobile.
tr.v. spot·light·ed or spot·lit (-lĭt), spot·light·ing, spot·lights
1. To illuminate with a spotlight.
2. To focus attention on.
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spotlight

(ˈspɒtˌlaɪt)
n
1. (Electronics) a powerful light focused so as to illuminate a small area, usually mounted so that it can be directed at will
2. the spotlight the focus of attention
vb (tr) , -lights, -lighting, -lit or -lighted
3. (Theatre) to direct a spotlight on
4. to focus attention on
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spot•light

(ˈspɒtˌlaɪt)

n., v. -light•ed -lit, -light•ing. n.
1. an intense light focused so as to pick out an object, person, or group, as on a stage.
2. a lamp for producing such a light.
3. a brilliant narrowly focused light, as on an automobile, used for spotting objects.
4. the area of immediate or conspicuous public attention: Asia is in the spotlight now.
v.t.
5. to direct the beam of a spotlight upon.
6. to make conspicuous; call attention to.
[1910–15]
spot′light`er, n.
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spotlight


Past participle: spotlighted/spotlit
Gerund: spotlighting

Imperative
spotlight
spotlight
Present
I spotlight
you spotlight
he/she/it spotlights
we spotlight
you spotlight
they spotlight
Preterite
I spotlighted/spotlit
you spotlighted/spotlit
he/she/it spotlighted/spotlit
we spotlighted/spotlit
you spotlighted/spotlit
they spotlighted/spotlit
Present Continuous
I am spotlighting
you are spotlighting
he/she/it is spotlighting
we are spotlighting
you are spotlighting
they are spotlighting
Present Perfect
I have spotlighted/spotlit
you have spotlighted/spotlit
he/she/it has spotlighted/spotlit
we have spotlighted/spotlit
you have spotlighted/spotlit
they have spotlighted/spotlit
Past Continuous
I was spotlighting
you were spotlighting
he/she/it was spotlighting
we were spotlighting
you were spotlighting
they were spotlighting
Past Perfect
I had spotlighted/spotlit
you had spotlighted/spotlit
he/she/it had spotlighted/spotlit
we had spotlighted/spotlit
you had spotlighted/spotlit
they had spotlighted/spotlit
Future
I will spotlight
you will spotlight
he/she/it will spotlight
we will spotlight
you will spotlight
they will spotlight
Future Perfect
I will have spotlighted/spotlit
you will have spotlighted/spotlit
he/she/it will have spotlighted/spotlit
we will have spotlighted/spotlit
you will have spotlighted/spotlit
they will have spotlighted/spotlit
Future Continuous
I will be spotlighting
you will be spotlighting
he/she/it will be spotlighting
we will be spotlighting
you will be spotlighting
they will be spotlighting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been spotlighting
you have been spotlighting
he/she/it has been spotlighting
we have been spotlighting
you have been spotlighting
they have been spotlighting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been spotlighting
you will have been spotlighting
he/she/it will have been spotlighting
we will have been spotlighting
you will have been spotlighting
they will have been spotlighting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been spotlighting
you had been spotlighting
he/she/it had been spotlighting
we had been spotlighting
you had been spotlighting
they had been spotlighting
Conditional
I would spotlight
you would spotlight
he/she/it would spotlight
we would spotlight
you would spotlight
they would spotlight
Past Conditional
I would have spotlighted/spotlit
you would have spotlighted/spotlit
he/she/it would have spotlighted/spotlit
we would have spotlighted/spotlit
you would have spotlighted/spotlit
they would have spotlighted/spotlit
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spotlight - a focus of public attentionspotlight - a focus of public attention; "he enjoyed being in the limelight"; "when Congress investigates it brings the full glare of publicity to the agency"
prominence - the state of being prominent: widely known or eminent
2.spotlight - a lamp that produces a strong beam of light to illuminate a restricted area; used to focus attention of a stage performer
lamp - an artificial source of visible illumination
theater light - any of various lights used in a theater
Verb1.spotlight - move into the foreground to make more visible or prominent; "The introduction highlighted the speaker's distinguished career in linguistics"
set off, bring out - direct attention to, as if by means of contrast; "This dress accentuates your nice figure!"; "I set off these words by brackets"
2.spotlight - illuminate with a spotlight, as in the theater
illume, illuminate, illumine, light, light up - make lighter or brighter; "This lamp lightens the room a bit"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

spotlight

noun
1. search light, headlight, floodlight, headlamp, foglamp the light of a powerful spotlight from a police helicopter
2. attention, limelight, public eye, interest, fame, notoriety, media attention, public attention, glare of publicity Webb is back in the spotlight.
verb
1. highlight, feature, draw attention to, focus attention on, accentuate, point up, give prominence to, throw into relief a new book spotlighting female entrepreneurs
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
Translations
ضُوءٌ كَشَّافمِنْوار، ضَوء يُسَلَّط على المُمَثِّلينيُسَلِّط الضوء على بُقْعَهيُسَلِّط الضوء، يُرَكِّز الإنْتِباه
bodový reflektorosvětlit reflektoryreflektorvrhnout světlo
spotlightbelyse med en spotlightfremhæve
valonheitin
reflektor
bevilágítráirányítja a figyelmetreflektorreflektorfényspotlámpa
beina sviîsljósinu aî, draga athygli aîkastljóslÿsa meî kastljósi
スポットライト
스포트라이트
vrhnúť svetlo
reflektorsredišče zanimanja
strålkastare
ไฟฉายที่มีแสงสว่างจ้ามาก
dikkat çekmekprojektörprojektörle aydınlatmaksahne ışığıspot lambası
đèn pha

spotlight

[ˈspɒtlaɪt]
A. N (= beam, lamp) → foco m, reflector m (Theat) → proyector m (Aut) → faro m auxiliar orientable
he doesn't like being in the spotlightno le gusta ser el centro de atención
to turn the spotlight on sth/sbexponer algo/a algn a la luz pública
B. VT
1. (lit) → iluminar
2. (fig) → destacar, subrayar
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

spotlight

[ˈspɒtlaɪt]
n
(= light) (in theatre)projecteur m, spot m; (in home)spot m
(= media attention) to be in the spotlight → être sous le feu des projecteurs
The universities have been in the spotlight recently → Les universités ont été sous le feu des projecteurs ces derniers temps.
to come under the spotlight → avoir les projecteurs braqués sur soi
vt (= highlight) [+ problem, situation] → mettre en relief, mettre en lumière
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

spotlight

[ˈspɒtˌlaɪt] n (lamp) → spot m inv, faro; (beam) → fascio luminoso (Aut) → faro, riflettore m
in the spotlight → sotto la luce dei riflettori (fig) → al centro dell'attenzione
to turn the spotlight on sb/sth (fig) → mettere in risalto qn/qc, richiamare l'attenzione su qn/qc
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

spot

(spot) noun
1. a small mark or stain (made by mud, paint etc). She was trying to remove a spot of grease from her skirt.
2. a small, round mark of a different colour from its background. His tie was blue with white spots.
3. a pimple or red mark on the skin caused by an illness etc. She had measles and was covered in spots.
4. a place or small area, especially the exact place (where something happened etc). There was a large number of detectives gathered at the spot where the body had been found.
5. a small amount. Can I borrow a spot of sugar?
verbpast tense, past participle ˈspotted
1. to catch sight of. She spotted him eventually at the very back of the crowd.
2. to recognize or pick out. No-one watching the play was able to spot the murderer.
ˈspotless adjective
very clean. a spotless kitchen.
ˈspotlessly adverb
ˈspotlessness noun
ˈspotted adjective
marked or covered with spots. Her dress was spotted with grease; a spotted tie.
ˈspotty adjective
(of people) covered with spots. a spotty face / young man.
ˈspottiness noun
spot check
an inspection made without warning, especially on items chosen at random from a group. We only found out about the flaw during a spot check on goods leaving the factory.
ˈspotlight noun
(a lamp for projecting) a circle of light that is thrown on to a small area.
verbpast tense, past participle ˈspotlit, ~ˈspotlighted
1. to light with a spotlight. The stage was spotlit.
2. to show up clearly or draw attention to. The incident spotlighted the difficulties with which we were faced.
in a spot
in trouble. His failure to return the papers on time put her in a spot.
on the spot
1. at once. She liked it so much that she bought it on the spot; (also adjective) an on-the-spot decision.
2. in the exact place referred to; in the place where one is needed. It was a good thing you were on the spot when he had his heart attack; (also adjective) tour on-the-spot reporter.
3. (especially with put) in a dangerous, difficult or embarrassing position. The interviewer's questions really put the Prime Minister on the spot.
spot on
very accurate or exactly on the target. His description of Mary was spot on!
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

spotlight

ضُوءٌ كَشَّاف bodový reflektor spotlight Scheinwerfer προβολέας foco valonheitin spot reflektor riflettore スポットライト 스포트라이트 spotlight rampelys reflektor punktowy holofote луч прожектора strålkastare ไฟฉายที่มีแสงสว่างจ้ามาก spot lambası đèn pha 聚光灯
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