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NOUN (2)

1. a focus of public attention;
- Example: "he enjoyed being in the limelight"
- Example: "when Congress investigates it brings the full glare of publicity to the agency"
[syn: limelight, spotlight, glare, public eye]

2. a lamp consisting of a flame directed at a cylinder of lime with a lens to concentrate the light; formerly used for stage lighting;
[syn: limelight, calcium light]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

lime light \lime" light`\, limelight \lime"light`\ An intense light produced by heating lime. See Calcium light under Calcium. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

limelight \lime"light`\, n. (Theat.) That part of the stage upon which the limelight is cast, usually where the most important action is progressing or where the leading player or players are placed and upon which the attention of the spectators is therefore concentrated. Hence, a conspicuous position before the public; the center of public attention; -- used mostly in the phrase in the limelight; as, politicians who are never happy except in the limelight. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

limelight n 1: a focus of public attention; "he enjoyed being in the limelight"; "when Congress investigates it brings the full glare of publicity to the agency" [syn: limelight, spotlight, glare, public eye] 2: a lamp consisting of a flame directed at a cylinder of lime with a lens to concentrate the light; formerly used for stage lighting [syn: limelight, calcium light]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

48 Moby Thesaurus words for "limelight": PR, arc, arc light, ballyhoo, blurb, bright light, celebrity, color filter, common knowledge, cry, currency, daylight, dimmer, eclat, exposure, fame, famousness, floats, flood, floodlight, footlights, foots, gelatin, glare, hoopla, hue and cry, klieg light, light plot, lights, marquee, maximum dissemination, medium, notoriety, plug, press notice, public eye, public knowledge, public relations, public report, publicity, publicity story, publicness, puff, reclame, report, spot, spotlight, write-up