• IPA: /ˈhaɪ.ˌlaɪt/

highlight (plural highlights)

  1. An area or a spot in a drawing, painting, or photograph that is strongly illuminated.
    • 1931, William Faulkner, Sanctuary, Library of America, 1985, p.114:
      The image blurred into the highlight, like something familiar seen beneath disturbed though clear water; he looked at the familiar image with a kind of quiet horror and despair, at a face suddenly older in sin than he would ever be, a face more blurred than sweet, at eyes more secret than soft.
  2. An especially significant or interesting detail or event or period of time.
  3. (cosmetology) A strand or spot of hair dyed a different color than the rest.
  • (especially significant or interesting detail or event) lowlight
  • French: rehaut, réhaut
  • Russian: све́тлый уча́сток
  • French: temps fort, moment le plus marquant, instant le plus marquant, fait saillant
  • German: Highlight, Höhepunkt
  • Italian: evento, piatto forte
  • Russian: основно́й моме́нт
Translations Verb

highlight (highlights, present participle highlighting; past and past participle highlighted)

  1. (transitive) To make prominent; emphasize.
  2. (transitive) To be a highlight of.
  3. (transitive) To mark (important passages of text), e.g. with a fluorescent marker pen or in a wordprocessor, as a means of memory retention or for later reference.
  4. (transitive) To dye (part of the hair) a different color than the rest.
  5. (transitive, internet) To seek the attention of (a user) on IRC by mentioning their name in a message, causing that message to appear highlighted on their screen.
    • 2006, "Frans Pop", Re: Bug#378404: installation guide: one more additional proposal (on newsgroup linux.debian.maint.boot)
      You could have asked: is there a reason this easy patch was not applied, either on IRC or private mail by me. You did write a comment on IRC and I did see it. Problem is that you did not highlight me _and_ you did not wait for an answer.
    • 2013, "Jens Rehsack", Re: AnyData open API (on newsgroup perl.dbi.dev)
      You must be somewhere completely different. I’ve looked for several days and don’t see you. But: I’m kind of blind from time to time - please feel free to highlight me ([Sno]) or probably (H. Merijn Brand) Tux or vanHoesel (Theo van Hoesel).
Translations Translations
  • Russian: выделя́ться
  • Spanish: resaltar

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