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spotlight

[spot-lahyt]
noun
1.
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.
2.
a lamp for producing such a light.
3.
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.
4.
the area of immediate or conspicuous public attention: Asia is in the spotlight now.
verb (used with object), spotlighted or spotlit, spotlighting.
5.
to direct the beam of a spotlight upon; light with a spotlight.
6.
to make conspicuous; call attention to: Newspapers spotlighted the story for a week.
7.
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.

Origin:
1910–15; spot + light1

spotlighter, noun
unspotlighted, adjective
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spotlight (ˈspɒtˌlaɪt)
 
n
1.  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 , -lights, -lighting, -lit, -lighted
3.  to direct a spotlight on
4.  to focus attention on

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spotlight
1904, from spot (n.) + light (n.). Originally a theatrical equipment; fig. sense is attested from 1916. The verb is first recorded 1923.
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