verb (used with object), spot·light·ed or spot·lit, spot·light·ing.
verb (used without object), spot·light·ed or spot·lit, spot·light·ing.
Origin of spotlight
Related Words for spotlightlimelight, publicity, light, notoriety, fame, highlight, publicize, accentuate, illuminate, interest, flashlight, floodlight, feature
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Contemporary Examples of spotlight
Fumes filled the arena, engines revved, and the beastly vehicles made their way out on to the spotlight.The Moms of Monster Jam Drive Trucks, Buck Macho Culture
November 22, 2014
She had all the pressure of people in the spotlight and was unbelievably rigorous about keeping it real.Can Condon's Freak Show Win Broadway?
November 18, 2014
In this age of selfies, the president had chosen someone who never seeks the spotlight and lets her work speak for itself.For Next AG, Obama Picks a Quiet Fighter With a Heavy Punch
November 8, 2014
Dredging up the Wichita Massacre puts the two justices who were part of the 6-to-1 majority ruling in the spotlight.And Here Come 2014’s Willie Hortons
November 2, 2014
Because they knew even as they succeeded in hogging the spotlight people were snickering at them.Of Gamers, Gates, and Disco Demolition: The Roots of Reactionary Rage
October 16, 2014
Historical Examples of spotlight
They had a spotlight on one of the cars which they kept moving in wide circles.A Yankee Flier Over Berlin
She was standing in a spotlight, Forrester thought at first.Pagan Passions
Gordon Randall Garrett
The Swami made a determined effort to recapture the spotlight.Sense from Thought Divide
Mark Irvin Clifton
To go down at this point was simply to spotlight his presence for any Throg on his trail.Storm Over Warlock
At least, it would put Frank Corson, unknown intern, into the spotlight for a while.Ten From Infinity
Paul W. Fairman
verb -lights, -lighting, -lit or -lighted (tr)
see in the limelight (spotlight); steal the show (spotlight).