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Noun, Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive)


  •  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.  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  •  hence, conspicuous public notice.  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  •  A lighting apparatus designed to throw an intense beam of light onto a small area.  [PJC]


spotlight, n. & v.
1 a beam of light directed on a small area, esp. on a particular part of a theatre stage or of the road in front of a vehicle.
2 a lamp projecting this.
3 full attention or publicity.
--v.tr. (past and past part. -lighted or -lit)
1 direct a spotlight on.
2 make conspicuous, draw attention to.



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