a strong, focused light
thrown upon a particular spot
, as on a small area of a stage or in a television studio, for making some object
, person, or group especially conspicuous.
a lamp for producing such a light
a brilliant light
with a focused beam, mounted on the side of an automobile and used for illuminating objects not within range of the headlights.
the area of immediate or conspicuous public attention: Asia is in the spotlight now.
verb (used with object), spotlighted or spotlit, spotlighting.
to direct the beam of a spotlight upon; light
with a spotlight.
to make conspicuous; call attention to: Newspapers spotlighted the story for a week.
to hunt (animals) using a spotlight in order to temporarily blind or confuse them.
verb (used without object), spotlighted or spotlit, spotlighting. 8.
to hunt by using a spotlight.