foreground vs spotlight what difference

what is difference between foreground and spotlight

English

Etymology

From fore- +‎ ground. Compare Dutch voorgrond (foreground), German Vordergrund (foreground), Danish forgrund (foreground), Swedish förgrund (foreground), Norwegian forgrunn (foreground), Icelandic forgrunni (foreground).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈfɔː(ɹ)ˌɡɹaʊnd/

Noun

foreground (plural foregrounds)

  1. The elements of an image which lie closest to the picture plane.
  2. The subject of an image, often depicted at the bottom in a two-dimensional work.
  3. (computing, often attributive) The application the user is currently interacting with; the application window that appears in front of all others.

Related terms

  • background
  • midground

Translations

Verb

foreground (third-person singular simple present foregrounds, present participle foregrounding, simple past and past participle foregrounded)

  1. To place in the foreground (physically or metaphorically).


English

Etymology

From spot +‎ light

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: spot‧light

Noun

spotlight (plural spotlights)

  1. A bright, directional light or lamp, especially one used to illuminate the focus or center of attention on a stage.
  2. (by extension) The circle of light shed by a spotlight.
  3. (figuratively) The center of attention; the highlight or most important part.

Hypernyms

  • light

Translations

Verb

spotlight (third-person singular simple present spotlights, present participle spotlighting, simple past and past participle spotlighted or spotlit)

  1. (transitive) To illuminate with a spotlight.
    We spotlight the star, but the supporting cast has all the great lines in this scene.
  2. (transitive, figuratively) To draw attention to.
    The news series served to spotlight corruption.
  3. Synonym of jacklight (to use a spotlight in hunting animals)

Hypernyms

  • light

Translations

References

  • spotlight on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Anagrams

  • lightpost, stop light, stoplight, toplights

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