I. noun Date: circa 1889 1. the lightest spot or area (as in a painting) ; any of several spots in a modeled drawing or painting that receives the greatest amount of illumination 2. something (as an event or detail) that is of major significance or special interest II. transitive verb (-lighted; -lighting) Date: 1927 1. to throw a strong light on 2. a. to center attention on b. to constitute a highlight of 3. a. to mark (text) with a highlighter b. to cause (as text or an icon) to be displayed in a way that stands out on a computer screen

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