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HIGHLIGHT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does highlight mean? 

HIGHLIGHT (noun)
  The noun HIGHLIGHT has 2 senses:

1. the most interesting or memorable part
2. an area of lightness in a picture

  Familiarity information: HIGHLIGHT used as a noun is rare.


HIGHLIGHT (verb)
  The verb HIGHLIGHT has 2 senses:

1. move into the foreground to make more visible or prominent
2. apply a highlighter to one's cheeks or eyebrows in order to make them more prominent

  Familiarity information: HIGHLIGHT used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HIGHLIGHT (noun)


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Meaning:

The most interesting or memorable part

Classified under:

Nouns denoting relations between people or things or ideas

Synonyms:

high spot; highlight

Context example:

the highlight of the tour was our visit to the Vatican

Hypernyms ("highlight" is a kind of...):

detail; item; particular (a small part that can be considered separately from the whole)


Sense 2highlight [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An area of lightness in a picture

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

highlighting; highlight

Hypernyms ("highlight" is a kind of...):

light; lightness (the visual effect of illumination on objects or scenes as created in pictures)


HIGHLIGHT (verb)


Sense 1highlight [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Move into the foreground to make more visible or prominent

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

foreground; highlight; play up; spotlight

Context examples:

The introduction highlighted the speaker's distinguished career in linguistics / highlight the passage so that you can find it again when you open the book

Hypernyms (to "highlight" is one way to...):

bring out; set off (direct attention to, as if by means of contrast)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 2highlight [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Apply a highlighter to one's cheeks or eyebrows in order to make them more prominent

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Context example:

highlight the area above your eyebrows

Hypernyms (to "highlight" is one way to...):

make up (apply make-up or cosmetics to one's face to appear prettier)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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