from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A strong beam of light that illuminates only a small area, used especially to center attention on a stage performer.
- n. A lamp that produces such a light.
- n. Public notoriety or prominence: She was in the spotlight after she won the marathon.
- n. An artificial source of light with a strongly focused beam, as on an automobile.
- transitive v. To illuminate with a spotlight.
- transitive v. To focus attention on.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a bright, directional light or lamp, especially one used to illuminate the focus or center of attention on a stage
- n. the circle of light shed by a spotlight
- n. the center of attention; the highlight or most important part
- v. To illuminate with a spotlight.
- v. To draw attention to.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The projected spot or circle of light used to illuminate brilliantly a single person or object or group on the stage, leaving the rest of the stage more or less unilluminated.
- n. hence, conspicuous public notice.
- n. A lighting apparatus designed to throw an intense beam of light onto a small area.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. move into the foreground to make more visible or prominent
- n. a lamp that produces a strong beam of light to illuminate a restricted area; used to focus attention of a stage performer
- v. illuminate with a spotlight, as in the theater
- n. a focus of public attention
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Can a president quit if they decided midway that the spotlight is too bright?
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